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    Hi all,

    Thought I'd share the progress of my A1200 alterations. I was somewhat inspired by a black A1200 sold on here a while back, and decided that I really wanted one myself. Thus far, she looks like this:



    It has CDTV keycaps (except for W and D, which were made by myself from the original keycaps) from a duff keyboard, and the motherboard (1D4) has been recapped and stripped of its modulator by Bebek. The floppy drive has been swapped with an FZ357A, so can read/write DD or HD disks, and the HDD replaced with a 4GB CF Card - I've an 8GB one on the way to play with too. The black PSU I think is an Amiga Technologies part; I've a VLT60-3000 on the way at the moment to upgrade it with, as it's a standard 25W supply as is. I've also been lucky enough to source both a black and white Amiga Technologies mouse - perfect for two player Lemmings, and finally not pictured, I've obtained a pair of Honey Bee SG2's (Master System control pads) which function as proper two button controllers (for games that support them).

    I had to make two of those keys myself, which I documented here: http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php...nt-CDTV-keycap

    I've a couple of other mods planned at the moment; one of which being an internal DVDROM (waiting to hear back from another chap on here for the mounts), and a new black case from the recent Kickstarter project.

    Eventually, I'd like an Indivision AGA Mk1/2 to fit (not 2CR), an IDE-Fix Express and a Blizzard IV 1230. With patience, I'll have them all

    Colin

    Edit: lol - turns out that a 2cr was just what I was after
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    AMIGA A1200, Kickstart 3.1.4, FZ-357A HD floppy and HxC Rev C (with DF0:/DF1: switch), Internal IDE DVD-RW, CDTV key caps, Blizzard PPC FS Rev 6 68060 @ 50MHz and 603e @ 240MHz with SCSI, 256MB RAM and 16GB SCSI2SD, Indy MK2cr and Blizzard Vision through a Ratte switch, Clockport Expander II and RapidRoad USB

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    Thought I'd share the pictures of my 1D4 pre and post Bebek - work done to a very high standard, and it leaves a nice space for an HDMI (MK2 Indivision) or VGA (MK1 Indivision) - If there's a way of having VGA from a MK2/MK2CR I'd like to know!

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    I've also been inspired by an optical drive installation by vibros - I'm currently reverse engineering the mounts that he made; one of the helpful chaps in our design department at work is drawing them up from a sketch I made based on vibros's work, and measurements I've taken myself. Once that's done, I can ask one of the other helpful chaps at work to make some out of thin sheet metal

    Once the mounts are in place, it'll hold the drive in place like so:
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    Which fits nicely behind the keyboard like so:
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    And once I've gotten the drive solidly attached, I'll need to measure up to make a hole in the rear of the case for it to present like so:
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    I'll update as we go along Got some bits coming back from the States once my colleage from work returns next week, so it's all coming along nicely!
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    AMIGA A1200, Kickstart 3.1.4, FZ-357A HD floppy and HxC Rev C (with DF0:/DF1: switch), Internal IDE DVD-RW, CDTV key caps, Blizzard PPC FS Rev 6 68060 @ 50MHz and 603e @ 240MHz with SCSI, 256MB RAM and 16GB SCSI2SD, Indy MK2cr and Blizzard Vision through a Ratte switch, Clockport Expander II and RapidRoad USB

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    The 2nd 1200 motherboard picture has several capacitors missing in comparison to the 1st ... that ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DutchinUSA View Post
    The 2nd 1200 motherboard picture has several capacitors missing in comparison to the 1st ... that ok?
    Yup - they're all related to the RF modulator that was removed
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    Woooowwwwwoooooo , is beautiful!!





    Excellent work!
    I believe that all my knowledge can be put on a floppy 880kb!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harkonnen75 View Post
    Woooowwwwwoooooo , is beautiful!!





    Excellent work!
    You've seen nothing yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by DutchinUSA View Post
    The 2nd 1200 motherboard picture has several capacitors missing in comparison to the 1st ... that ok?
    Cool, good to know !

    Sent from my SM-G920R4 using Tapatalk

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    Those Caps are part of the RF out circuit and as he has removed the module he left them out , they are not needed

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    All looks good!
    Just be wary that once you have added all the bits you are describing, it will be a bit cramped in there and with the Indy might get a bit warm. You may well need to consider enhanced airflow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyC View Post
    All looks good!
    Just be wary that once you have added all the bits you are describing, it will be a bit cramped in there and with the Indy might get a bit warm. You may well need to consider enhanced airflow.
    I was thinking as much - If I have to, there's an almost obvious good point I could mount a fan internally; blowing air up and out of the case - and if I'm careful, I shouldn't need to spoil the look of the case
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