Amiga!

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May 272013
 

I’ve previously owned a number of Amigas, the last one being in 2001, which was a towered PowerPC 040 model with loads of hardware add-ons. It’s so good to own one again rather than just emulating one on a PC. This purchase came with a CF hard drive adaptor, and a PCMCIA 1gb sandisk. Something to play around with on a bank holiday weekend 🙂 Just need to spend some time setting it up properly now, and testing it out to make sure it works 100% It would also be good to get a memory expansion for it, but they look expensive on eBay. Maybe it was a bad idea selling all my stuff so cheaply back in 2001 🙁

Amiga 1200

Amiga 1200

Check out the original box, which features Comic Relief in 1993:

Amiga 1200 box

Amiga 1200 box

Baby Pacman loom cleaning

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May 252013
 

The weather has been really sunny today, so I decided to give the Baby Pacman loom a good clean, assess it for damage, and let it dry out in the sun.

Baby Pacman Loom Clean

Baby Pacman Loom Clean

I found a couple of places where some cables have been cut on the main power wires, so they will need to be replaced.

The damaged red cabling was labelled as “Atlas wire E25635 AWM Style 1015 105C VW-1 600V CSA TEW 105C”

The damaged orange cabling I think was labelled as “Industrial E40299 AWM 105C VW-1 Style 1015 CSA AWM 105C LL22771”

Baby Pacman Wiring

Baby Pacman Wiring

Hopefully I can find some suitable replacements

Cabinet Sanding and Glass/Plastic cleaning

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May 072013
 

I’ve been really busy over the last couple of days. I borrowed an orbital sander from a friend and continued sanding one side of the Baby Pacman. I’m really pleased with the results as it looks clean and smooth. I just need to remove the side artwork and the paint underneath and one side is done:

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I then started on the bottom of the cabinet. I left around the edges so that I can do this by hand without damaging any other parts with the sander.

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I also sanded and tidied up the top, back and door of the cabinet, ready for repair.

I’ve then spent some time cleaning the glass from the cabinet and the monitor cover and plastics:

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I just need to do the other side of the cabinet and the repairing can begin properly.

I was also pleased to see that when I stood the cabinet up on its new leg levellers, it nicely hoovered off the ground, so no further damage could be done to the bottom.