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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA

Re: It's happening: adoption of an Amiga 4000

by intric8 Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:16 am

So now a graphics card is on the parts list.
But the 4000 has on-board AGA video. His card was probably a flicker fixer or something of the sort I'm guessing. Honestly removing that card from the equation is probably not a bad thing until you figure out what the machine needs to come back to life.

The 4000 is such a sweet machine.
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LambdaCalculus
New Jersey, USA

Re: It's happening: adoption of an Amiga 4000

by LambdaCalculus Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:23 am

intric8 wrote:But the 4000 has on-board AGA video. His card was probably a flicker fixer or something of the sort I'm guessing.


He told me it was a Picasso IV card, but he did have the right idea of not including more bad hardware in the setup. The onboard video will suffice for now so I can at least do tests while I fix up the rest of the machine.

intric8 wrote:The 4000 is such a sweet machine.


That it indeed is! Big box Amigas are damn fine setups! ;)
Own: Amiga 500 (NTSC), Amiga 4000, Mac Mini G4 & iBook G4 (MorphOS), ThinkPad T40 (AROS), R.Pi3 (Amibian)
After: Amiga 1200, Amiga 600

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LambdaCalculus
New Jersey, USA

Re: It's happening: adoption of an Amiga 4000

by LambdaCalculus Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:08 am

Small follow-up: I decided to share a few thoughts on what getting this Amiga 4000 means for me now.
Own: Amiga 500 (NTSC), Amiga 4000, Mac Mini G4 & iBook G4 (MorphOS), ThinkPad T40 (AROS), R.Pi3 (Amibian)
After: Amiga 1200, Amiga 600

https://nostalgiaroadtrip.com
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LambdaCalculus
New Jersey, USA

Re: It's happening: adoption of an Amiga 4000

by LambdaCalculus Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:11 am

Ordered a new Super Buster 11 chip from Amigastore.eu (which will in turn allow me to add an X-Surf 100 network card later on down the road) to replace the bad Buster on my 4000's mobo, along with an IDE-to-CF adapter and a spare DB23-to-VGA adapter. Fix-up video will be following up with all that! :)
Own: Amiga 500 (NTSC), Amiga 4000, Mac Mini G4 & iBook G4 (MorphOS), ThinkPad T40 (AROS), R.Pi3 (Amibian)
After: Amiga 1200, Amiga 600

https://nostalgiaroadtrip.com

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