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Hi scuzzb494,

Yep, same type of Apollo card. Some pictures of the damage can be found in a thread which I posted last year;

https://forum.amiga.org/index.php?topic=74187.0

Although I got hold of someone that could look at it for me, I have not had chance to ship it out to them and given current situation I dont feel like trying to get it posted outside the UK right now (part of me worries that it might get lost in the post - and I don't want to loose this card).

Dont think my battery leak damage is as bad as yours, but system just doesn't seem to want to do anything when its installed. If I am remembering correctly the system was starting to go flaky many years ago, where I was having to take it out a lot and re-seat it onto the slot &/or re-seat the memory modules, but then system just stopped working completely.

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General chat about Amiga topics / Re: Amiga Lockdown Party!
« Last post by nbache on April 08, 2020, 11:41:30 AM »
How do I keep my avatar at least 2m away from anyone elses?
Using a 500" monitor.

Best regards,

Niels
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Mine has a bit of battery leak also. I just don't worry about it.

I had a look at your photos, the leakage is very minimal but you can see how it has already reached out to the 74-logic chip next to it and I think I can also see evidence of it getting at the via next to the SMT capacitor.

The leakage appears to get airborne.  On my A500+ it extended way across the motherboard, far further than the site of the leakage itself.

So, now is the time to take action on that battery while your accelerator is still in good condition.
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General chat about Amiga topics / Re: Amiga Lockdown Party!
« Last post by Karlos on April 08, 2020, 08:12:36 AM »
I don't know about you guys, but as a long time Amiga enthusiast, I've been social distancing for about 30 years now.
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General chat about Amiga topics / Re: Amiga Lockdown Party!
« Last post by Karlos on April 08, 2020, 07:33:00 AM »
How do I keep my avatar at least 2m away from anyone elses?
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Incredibly temperamental. I love/hate mine. Some days works fine and then others just keeps playing up something rotten. I assume you are talking about the one with the power converter. I have to have a folded bit of paper under it to keep it working. Also I had a problem with a short on one of the shielding that stopped her working. I often have to twiddle the thing on the connector to get a good fix. And the power has to be from the A500 brick for me or its a no go. Cost me a fortune in the day and even back then I swapped it out for the Blizzard with the SCSI cus the Apollo seemed to conflict with the PCMCIA.  Don't get me wrong its brilliant when its working... but when its not... a real pain. Mine has a bit of battery leak also. I just don't worry about it.

Try fiddling and then hitting it with a stick or something.

https://www.scuzzscink.com/amiga/scuzzblog_july18/scuzzblogdjuly18_0803.htm
https://www.scuzzscink.com/amiga/scuzzblog_july19/scuzzblogdjuly19_1003.htm

Have you tried taking the motherboard out of the tower laying flat and just having an external floppy and mouse connected plus the accelerator. Power could be tricking out somewhere.

PS This rogue jumper on the A1200 was shorting out on the shielding and stopping the Apollo from working.
https://www.scuzzscink.com/amiga/scuzzblog_july18_9/car_sbd_040718_45.jpg

Sorry if we are talking about a different Apollo by the way I know there are other types

I have an EZ Tower that drives me bonkers cus every now and then I have to fully remove the motherboard, lay flat and fire up and then she is OK for a month or two.
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Maybe you just need to try and clean the contacts on the mainboard connector with alcohol, re-set the RAM stick and check the seating of the oscillator on the turbo. Just to check off the obious. :)
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Amiga Marketplace / Re: A1200/A600 4xIDE Buffered IDE Interface
« Last post by videofx on April 07, 2020, 01:35:29 AM »
Are you going to make the IDEFIX express? Will this work if I put my 1200 in a tower?

Thanks!
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Amiga Marketplace / Re: Can anyone repair and recap A4000 motherboards
« Last post by videofx on April 07, 2020, 01:32:43 AM »
thanks for your reply!

I have sent you an email

Bill
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Amiga Hardware Issues and discussion / Re: A1200 Questions
« Last post by videofx on April 07, 2020, 01:16:11 AM »
Thanks for that info. I got the 68030-55 brand new for 299 euros so I thought it was a good buy, I didn't want to shell out 600-700 euros just yet, I have an 060 in my 4000T so If I need speed Ill try and run it on my 4000T

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