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Old 10-12-2012, 11:34 AM   #1
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Default A3000 at a good buy it now price.

I've been watching this A3000 since early this morning. $149 Buy it now.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Amiga-A3000-...item2a2424fbee

I have an extra 040 CPU card that I was thinking about trying in an A3000 but decided that I don't have the time or space for another Amiga right now and the price is good, especially if the memory is maxed out. Somebody else here should get this. Cheers.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: A3000 at a good buy it now price.

did you zoom in on that battery damage? O_o

Boots, but for how long...
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:21 PM   #3
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Default Re: A3000 at a good buy it now price.

The battery damage might explain why it wouldn't sync on his monitor.
Built in flicker fixer prob?? (or just disabled?? I don't have an A3000)

Still, there are some people who are pretty good at saving Amigas with battery damage.
Hopefully one of them gets that box..

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Old 10-12-2012, 01:41 PM   #4
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Default Re: A3000 at a good buy it now price.

It is good if you don't mind the possibility of a repair project, I wouldn't touch it personally.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:45 PM   #5
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If it boots, the battery damage hasn't killed it. Remove the battery, clean the MB and it should be good to go for a long time. Hard to tell how bad it is from the listing photo. It looks Ok to me, no green stuff on the MB which is the state my A4000 came in. I just cleaned it up after removing the battery and no further damage was done and it's been working for me since 2007.

In the A2320 card there is a tweak pot that sometimes needs to be adjusted. Might be similar on the A3000. I've never owned one and I'm not familiar with the fine details of the hardware.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:26 PM   #6
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Oh, he**. Arlington, VA? That's 30 minutes from me. I haven't owned an Amiga since like 2003 (still lurking on these forums from time to time though!), I'm going to message the guy about coming to take a look at it!
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:37 PM   #7
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Default Re: A3000 at a good buy it now price.

I am not sure I would pull the trigger, from the pictures looks like a lot of discoloration so definitely potential leakage there
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:59 PM   #8
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I know this shouldn't count, but it pretty dirty and looks a bit "rough." It will be a long project getting it "sharp and in the know."
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Default Re: A3000 at a good buy it now price.

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The battery damage might explain why it wouldn't sync on his monitor.
Built in flicker fixer prob?? (or just disabled?? I don't have an A3000)

Still, there are some people who are pretty good at saving Amigas with battery damage.
Hopefully one of them gets that box..

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Definitely - no miggy should go wasted.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:03 PM   #10
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I know this shouldn't count, but it pretty dirty and looks a bit "rough." It will be a long project getting it "sharp and in the know."
Is it not a cheap price even if there some work with it? Maybe it is because i live in Denmark were they are quite rare, if i would find one here, it will cost quite some money.
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The battery damage might explain why it wouldn't sync on his monitor.
Built in flicker fixer prob?? (or just disabled?? I don't have an A3000)

Still, there are some people who are pretty good at saving Amigas with battery damage.
Hopefully one of them gets that box..

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I just looked at the photos again and there is a tweak point for the 31khz port right next to it just like on the A2320. Probably just needs to be adjusted. The switch is in the enable position. From the description it sounds like the 31khz out works when the machine is cold but stops working once it warms up.
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Is it not a cheap price even if there some work with it? Maybe it is because i live in Denmark were they are quite rare, if i would find one here, it will cost quite some money.
+1. I haven't even seen an A3000 live, in the flesh, in 17 years. Hen's teeth! Won't commit to buy without seeing it, but since he's local I'm crossing my fingers that seller emails me back. Heck, I got paid today. Then I'm sure I'll be all over this forum again pestering for advice how to fix it.
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Is it not a cheap price even if there some work with it? Maybe it is because i live in Denmark were they are quite rare, if i would find one here, it will cost quite some money.
I definitely see this as a doable project and it could be a quite nice machine if cleaned up and the battery removed before it does irreparable damage. I'm still tempted to pop for it but I've got a lot of projects right now.
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+1. I haven't even seen an A3000 live, in the flesh, in 17 years. Hen's teeth! Won't commit to buy without seeing it, but since he's local I'm crossing my fingers that seller emails me back. Heck, I got paid today. Then I'm sure I'll be all over this forum again pestering for advice how to fix it.
I have never seen one in my life. Yes i hope he emails you back soon
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I have never seen one in my life. Yes i hope he emails you back soon
Rats. He just emailed me to say that it's been sold. Guess I'll have to wait another 17 years to see an A3000, except for the exorbitant prices that most ebay sellers seem to sell things at, these days. :'(
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Yeah, just checked the listing again. I'm surprised it lasted this long. I put a non working A4000 on Ebay last winter that needed a CPU card and had a broken power supply and maybe other issues that made it a much bigger project than this A3000. I listed at the exact same price BIN price and it sold within minutes.
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Rats. He just emailed me to say that it's been sold. Guess I'll have to wait another 17 years to see an A3000, except for the exorbitant prices that most ebay sellers seem to sell things at, these days. :'(
That was a shame Just keep looking there must turn one up again
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Yeah, just checked the listing again. I'm surprised it lasted this long. I put a non working A4000 on Ebay last winter that needed a CPU card and had a broken power supply and maybe other issues that made it a much bigger project than this A3000. I listed at the exact same price BIN price and it sold within minutes.
Yes in my mind it was very cheap. i will have bought it fast if it was here in little Denmark and i had the cash.
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The price is right. The problem with 3000's is that the battery is around vital components and there is a layer of traces between the mb.

From my experience. Surface damage where the mb coating is gone and looks nasty is better than seeing very minor damage. The acid had to go somewhere. The failure rate for hidden damage is higher than what you can't see.

Sad to say but every 3000 I have come across has had battery damage. Most things can be repaired but you will have to learn how to solder and read a schematic. I prefer the west Chester builds over the Hong Kong ones.
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Learn something new everyday! I didn't even know that a run of A3k's were produced in Hong Kong.
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