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Old 06-20-2012, 03:18 PM   #21
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Nice!
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:21 PM   #22
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Some very nice hardware pr0n there

luv to see A500's recycled and reloved!

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Old 06-23-2012, 03:20 PM   #23
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I was considering putting the whole setup in a tower... but, I reckon I'll keep it original.



However, I'm going to try and stuff an AT (maybe ATX) power supply in the external CDrom drive case, and use that to power everything. A500 and A590, plus of course the cd rom drive, possibly the GBS8200, and anything else that needs power

The space behind the drive is the size of a full sized PSU PCB... so we'll see how that goes
May end up trying to find a smaller psu.



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Old 06-23-2012, 03:31 PM   #24
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Nice AJ!

Why don't you grab one of these:

http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/...roducts_id=866

With optional cabling as most of the hard work is already done for you.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:52 PM   #25
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because I'd still want to put it inside the cd rom case, which would involve hacking the psu up anyway

trying to reduce three power cords, and two external PSUs down to a single power cable.

oh, and its not hard work! if it was, it wouldn't he a hobby
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:25 PM   #26
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I'm considering doing this to the A590 HDD...

http://members.iinet.net.au/~davem2/...ck/a500hd.html

but am a little hesitant as I'm not sure how much current the edge connector, and tracks are actually designed to handle...
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because I'd still want to put it inside the cd rom case, which would involve hacking the psu up anyway

trying to reduce three power cords, and two external PSUs down to a single power cable.

oh, and its not hard work! if it was, it wouldn't he a hobby
Good point
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:39 PM   #28
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I did this hack on one of mine A590 and worked just fine. Be sure to have a heavy power A500 supply.
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:28 PM   #29
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I did this hack on one of mine A590 and worked just fine. Be sure to have a heavy power A500 supply.
I guess using a solid-state drive would be helpful too, such as a CF card inside a SCSI Card reader like the ones in Mech's store? http://a4000t.com/store/index.php?ma...ex&cPath=65_79

I have an A590 here that I'd like to use on one of the A500s, and I'm really interested in getting this mod done so I only have to use the one PSU too. But rather than search for a new hard drive to replace the 40MB one in there I'm going to use a SCSI card reader instead.
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I tend to get rather easily distracted, and flit between interests on an almost daily basis...

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Old 06-26-2012, 03:27 PM   #31
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Lol
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There is a word for that...... "female"

in old world terms.. a Flibbertigibbet !

Amiga should be priority, but I understand how other interests can be just as rewarding and time consuming, RC aeroplanes and helicopters share my hobby resources.

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I tend to get rather easily distracted, and flit between interests on an almost daily basis...

Completely off topic:
Congrats! Thats actually damn good score. Had two of those Pioneer subs in a CRX. Now trying out the Sundown Audio brand and see where it takes me. What amp(s) did you have? and was the score a legal score? (termlab on the passenger side, doors/windows closed)
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Congrats! Thats actually damn good score. Had two of those Pioneer subs in a CRX. Now trying out the Sundown Audio brand and see where it takes me. What amp(s) did you have? and was the score a legal score? (termlab on the passenger side, doors/windows closed)
yeah, dB drag legal, street stock class.

sensor on the dash, car sealed up.

amp is a ReSponse 1500watt (only ever sold in Australia)... really wasn't expecting 146.6dB, plus its a 40Hz... was the loudest on the day, at the lowest frequency, in the lowest class...
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RC aeroplanes and helicopters share my hobby resources.

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oh no! your one of those silly RC slippery mud drivers!

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Old 06-26-2012, 09:50 PM   #38
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LOL, AJ you show all the signs of a mid-20's male living at home with very decent disposable income!

Here's my other Hobby:

http://users.adam.com.au/djorlc/3rd_HT_Equipment_a.html
http://users.adam.com.au/djorlc/3rd_HT_Today_a.html

I need to update the pic's tho since getting the Massive cabinet (I designed it in Sketchup and had my local furniture maker build it) - only problem with this hobby is the expense and since my little daughter came along 13 months ago, I havent had the money to feed my upgraditis.
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shh! trying to save a house deposit!
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Have a Tamiya original Frog, partial restore at this point. electronic speed controller FUTABA MC330CR, boomerang wheels all round etc etc, Also have a Tamiya plasma edge low end buggy.

Have had the frog since I was a kid.

Home theatre, have a PIONEER HTZ818BD. Not high end but does the job. For a TV have a 47" Philips LCD, downside it's not 3D but can't afford to upgrade anymore.

Also love cars, although don't have the money really. Have a 2002 Nissan Stagea Axis Autech silver :-)

Collect records, also collect PC hardware. I like to save computer gear, if anyone wants anything PC let me know.

Hoping to start another new hobby and learn to play the drums but and also want a pool table but all wishes due to my current situation.

Still need to get around to buying a house but here in New Zealand prices are extreme so another dream :-)
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