Found Amiga 600 motherboard pref with caps done

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AmiNeo

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Hi guys, i recently bought some caps off Cosmos and attempted to replace the ones on my A600 but my soldering iron died half way through the operation and i was forced to continue with a much fatter one.

Suffice to say i wound up accidentily melting through a couple of the data channels on the board when trying to remove the first few caps:(... the amiga didnt make it and i wont be trying again after that experience. It was so... :wooha:

R.I.P my wonderful machine...

I am therefore looking for anymore A600 motherboards which are in working condition, preferably with the caps already done :p so i can forget all this repair stuff and just bung the board in. I've spent far too much already collecting bits. I still have the 2 full sets of caps, untouched which are for a Rev. 5 A600 motherboard and would be willing to part ex them toward a board that had already been done for me.

If anyone can help please let me know.
Thanks! :coffee:




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Oh and i should add, im in the UK and looking for a UK spec board.
 

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Only advice I can give is: don't bin the old board, it can be salvaged for a skilled guy in some place of the world.

After receiving the new board put your old one for sale.
 

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Hi Amineo, i have a rev1.5 a600 motherboard.
I've never replaced the caps (not within my skill level) but everything works fine.
It has the white keyboard clip and a 2.04 (37.175) rom.
If your interested i could let it go for £10 plus p&p.
 

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Unusual ROM for an A600 but i have spares so no worries about that. If its definately an A600 board consider it sold :)


Extremely interested. :LOL:

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deal done with AmiNeo and payment recieved.
Board will be on its way tomorrow morning.

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@ AmiNeo

Any chance of a few pictures of the damage?

If it's repairable, you can send it over the border to Mancland and I'll repair it for you.
 

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Sorry merlin i already gave it to a friend who wants to put it on display lol.

Im sure its a gonner though, the fat iron i tried to use cos my small one died managed to melt the PCB and burn thru a couple of the copper channels. The iron is from the 1970s and used to belong to my great grandfather lol. I have no idea what wattage rating it is as it doesnt say but its obviously too high for these jobs. I only used it out of desperation when my small one bit the dust.

Taught me a valuable lesson about jobs and tools and what not.


Appreciate the offer though, If i come across anything else that needs repair ill keep you in mind :).

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Do you change caps atall?

How much would you charge for the service if you do? This board should be fine but im sure i'll have other systems that may need doing in the future...

I know Cosmos does but he lives in france, given teh choice I'd rather keep the board in the country.
 
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Pm recieved from Amineo to advise he's recieved the board but i'm sure he'll be along to let you guys know.
Feedback has been left for him

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Board received, I'm very happy with it. :D

Thanks again scrappy! (y)
 

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Time to close the thread then (y)

Dave G :cool:
 
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