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  • Hardware Pr0n II: An Amiga 3000 Story

    So, following on from this thread:
    /showthread.php?t=6275

    I've finally got round to giving my A3000 some attention:


    Shiny new sockets installed, courtesy of a friendly Solder Tech L10 at work.


    It's bathtime for three lovely ladies! Agnus, Denise and Paula share an acid-bath in some lemon juice.


    Old chips, new sockets!


    An A3000 motherboard in all its glory, after all the chips have been replaced.


    And does she work? HELL YES! 2MB Chip and 3.5MB Fast (The other 0.5 Fast will have been MMU'd out for the superkickstart image)


    And finally, the obligatory Sysinfo shot. Everyone loves these, right? Interesting that she's 1.03x an A3000. Clearly something's a little nippier than on a normal A3000.

    Next stage will be some work on the case. The old girl has been battered to hell, poor soul. I'm thinking maybe a respray in black. What do you guys reckon? More photos as and when I next get a chance to give her some attention!
    Thinking about accelerating your A1200? Check out my buyer's guide.

    Projects past and present: Amiga 2000/030 | Amiga 3000/040 | Amiga 4000/060

  • #2
    nice.. more pics..

    I was gonna do a photo booth story with a 4000T i got last year, its been sitting on the shelf awaiting all the bits i have to install.>

    Amiga tech 4000T
    Cyberstorm mk2 060
    picasso IV with concierto sound
    highway + norway

    and a few drives etc..

    Just not had the time..

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bazzaq View Post
      Just not had the time..
      I know the feeling, mate. It's taken me months to get round to this, but I'm glad I have, and I'm overjoyed that the old girl has sprung back into action. I was worried for a while that she might have been a lost cause, but some new sockets have given her a new lease of life!
      Thinking about accelerating your A1200? Check out my buyer's guide.

      Projects past and present: Amiga 2000/030 | Amiga 3000/040 | Amiga 4000/060

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      • #4
        Andy,

        Good it is going! In black it won't be original. I would not do it, but hey it's youre computer, if you like it that way...

        Some people on here do it with there A12000, but that is a more "stock" unit to play with I think. I have one A500 tower planning in gas pipe red.. = out of original case but can be put back

        Jurgen
        Proud on the classics: A1000-A500-A2000-A600-030-A1200 PPC -A3000D(basic)-A4000D(060)
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        • #5
          Soaking the chip in Lemon Juice? Does that not hold too much sugar? I always use cleaning vinegar to clean boards. Cleaning vinegar has no added flavouring. Maybe a little like distilled malt vinegar (the clear one, not the brown one )

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Tahoe View Post
            Soaking the chip in Lemon Juice? Does that not hold too much sugar? I always use cleaning vinegar to clean boards. Cleaning vinegar has no added flavouring. Maybe a little like distilled malt vinegar (the clear one, not the brown one )
            All I can tell you is that I used lemon juice and seemingly it's done the trick. To be fair, I think the Amiga custom chips are a darn sight tougher than folks give 'em credit for
            Thinking about accelerating your A1200? Check out my buyer's guide.

            Projects past and present: Amiga 2000/030 | Amiga 3000/040 | Amiga 4000/060

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            • #7
              The A3000D is one of the best looking amiga cases, . To me anyway. Some day, I will own an A3000D. Congrats on the nice work.

              Regarding the case.. as Zetr0 would say, black is one of the hardest colours to get right. You will have to use some vinyl dye on the plastics to keep the texture and then standard black paint (satin) on the metal case. No gloss imosho.
              But if it was my A3000D, and I only had one A3000D then I would have to paint it as close to original as possible.
              A1200 1D.1/Apollo 1240 68040/45Mhz/32MB -White
              A1200 1D.4/68020/Blizzard 1200/4MB - Black

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              • #8
                Excellent AMIGA 3000, good work.
                Now you can change your signature: "A3000 - Still needs work..." or do you have other work to make inside?
                CBM AMIGA: 500/600/1000/1200/2000/3000D/A3000T /CD32/A4000T+CSPPC+PicassoIV+Deneb...No CDTV
                CBM: VIC20/C64/C128/C128D/SX64
                ATARI: 65XE/520ST/1040ST


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by LTAC View Post
                  Excellent AMIGA 3000, good work.
                  Now you can change your signature: "A3000 - Still needs work..." or do you have other work to make inside?
                  The case needs some love, since it's bashed up pretty bad. Also my A4000 has a Super Buster -11 coming, the -09 that I remove from the A4000 will probably replace the -07 that's currently in the A3000.

                  Next post will be some case photos!
                  Thinking about accelerating your A1200? Check out my buyer's guide.

                  Projects past and present: Amiga 2000/030 | Amiga 3000/040 | Amiga 4000/060

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                  • #10
                    Bloody brilliant

                    My 3000, which died in 1997, has had so so much attention to try and fix including new sockets, etc, but still is dead. I shall one day return to it, and fix it: this thread has given me hope

                    It's bathtime for three lovely ladies! Agnus, Denise and Paula share an acid-bath
                    Zetr0's just made a bit of a mess...
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                    • #11
                      ahh.. yeah...

                      good sequel, but not as long as the first episode....

                      now when can we expect episode III ??

                      not to think of Directors cut/Special extended edition
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Tomse View Post
                        ahh.. yeah...

                        good sequel, but not as long as the first episode....
                        Wait until the "Directors cut" version
                        Money surely dont bring happiness, but if you have money you can buy any kind of mizery you like!

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                        • #13
                          As promised, here are some case photos. Apologies for the lighting conditions, but you get the idea:

                          Amiga logo:


                          Floppy disk fascia:


                          Side of the case:


                          Top corner:


                          As you can see, she really has been through the wars, poor thing. So, she really does need some attention on the case. So, I was originally thinking black would be quite nice. If she'd been in good nick, I'd never have considered respraying, but given she's in such a bad shape and needs a respray one way or the other, I thought I might go for something a bit different. So, what do you guys reckon, now that you've seen the extent of the damage?
                          Thinking about accelerating your A1200? Check out my buyer's guide.

                          Projects past and present: Amiga 2000/030 | Amiga 3000/040 | Amiga 4000/060

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Tomse View Post
                            now when can we expect episode III ??
                            When my A4000 motherboard returns from Anthony Hoffman in NZ, of course!
                            Thinking about accelerating your A1200? Check out my buyer's guide.

                            Projects past and present: Amiga 2000/030 | Amiga 3000/040 | Amiga 4000/060

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                            • #15
                              The designers knew how to keep it simple..lovable machine!
                              Money surely dont bring happiness, but if you have money you can buy any kind of mizery you like!

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