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    Default Apollo Elbox 1230 LC and 4xEIDE'99 Buffered Interface to be fixed

    Hello all,

    I have two items that work but give me some problems and I would like to have them fixed in order to fully enjoy them.

    The first item is a 4xEIDE'99 Buffered Interface:
    I bought it here from a seller that told me that it worked well except for the fact that the hdd led was always on. That is true, and it is more annoying that I thought but I also noticed that it doesn't work at all on my A600 (it works on my A1200). The pcb looks simple and I can't see anything wrong in it but, in any case, I wouldn't be able to fix it even if I knew what was the defective part...

    The second item is an Apollo Elbox 1230 LC:
    I bought this card as faulty but it actually works. It was missing the two jumpers and, probably, the previous owner didn't see the extra memory and thought that the card was broken. However, the card has some issues. It gave me a yellow screen 2 times. I cleaned the contacts and this issue disappeared but, sometimes, I am still having weird issues like "guru meditation" errors on boot or simply a black screen. I noticed that the small capacitor between the oki chip and the mach plcc is missing. The two points are simply connected together with a small wire. Another issue with this card is that the clock doesn't work. I put a new coin battery cr2032 on the card but sysinfo simply says "clock not found". The card was certainly previously "fixed" since on the back of it there are many soldered joints that differ from the original joints.

    As I already said I would like to have both the items fixed in order to enjoy them and I am willing to pay for shipping costs and a reasonable amount for the work. If you are willing to do this for me, please contact me by PM specifying your request.

    Thanks so much!
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    Here you can see the pictures of the cards:

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    Since I haven't found anyone willing to take care of them I decided to part with them...
    I am going to open two "for sale" threads.
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    I am unable to help you fix stuff but I did notice something on the IDE interface, I will attempt to try and describe it!

    Look at Picture number 4 showing the interface chip side up!
    Pay real close attention to the 44 way IDE Connector which plugs onto the Amiga's ide header.
    Where the chip is, right hand side. Count 5 pins in heading towards the left...

    It appears something is amiss... I can make out something, bit of metal sticking up? I have one of these interfaces and that does not look normal!
    Could explain why things are amiss.

    EDIT: Facepalm lol, not awake properly. Do you still have that interface?
    Last edited by ElectroBlaster; 3rd June 2014 at 21:54.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElectroBlaster View Post
    I am unable to help you fix stuff but I did notice something on the IDE interface, I will attempt to try and describe it!

    Look at Picture number 4 showing the interface chip side up!
    Pay real close attention to the 44 way IDE Connector which plugs onto the Amiga's ide header.
    Where the chip is, right hand side. Count 5 pins in heading towards the left...

    It appears something is amiss... I can make out something, bit of metal sticking up? I have one of these interfaces and that does not look normal!
    Could explain why things are amiss.

    EDIT: Facepalm lol, not awake properly. Do you still have that interface?
    Hello,
    thanks for your reply.
    I read it just now and since I am at work, at the moment, I can't check "phisically" the adapter.
    I do still have the adapter but I am not using it since I bought a FastATA.
    As I said on a different thread it started working perfectly on a mainboard (A1200 rev. 2b) but it still doesn't work at all or it is "defective" in 2 different mainboards (A1200 rev. 2b and A600 rev 1.5).
    As soon as I do more tests I will update this thread.

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