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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
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Posted Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:56 am

Oh man I envy those skills.

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RogerWilco486
Boyertown, PA USA

Posted Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:35 am

Hah... is it really skill though, or just a healthy Amiga 3000 obsession?

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3D-vice
Germany

Posted Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:31 am

Just out of curiosity: How long did it take to transplant all of the components to the new PCB? And is the soldering heat an issue when working with those old components?

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RogerWilco486
Boyertown, PA USA

Posted Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:54 am

I didn’t keep track but It was a long job, at least 3 weeks of working on it almost every night.

No issues with component failure though, besides needing to touch up a solder joint here or there and chasing down 4 megs of missing fast ram that ended up being a bug with the PCB itself, the transplant went relatively smooth.

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dansalvato
Boise, ID
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Posted Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:53 pm

That's amazing! How lucky for it to have the A2386SX - that's been one of my most desired parts, but they hardly ever show up. I'm also envious of those who successfully pull off a reproduction PCB project - I would love to do that one of these days, but I don't trust myself not to totally screw it up.





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