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Offline _ZooL_

A few Amiga 1200 questions
« on: September 19, 2004, 07:20:43 PM »
Hi, I'm new to this forum. :-) I have just bought a complete A1200 Magic Pack (not the HD model) quite cheap, how much are these things worth now?

I have heard that these particular 1200s have problems with the floppy drive and old games that accessed the drive directly. Apparently there was a free circuit fix to solve this problem, does anyone have any information on this fix? Is it just a simple solder or a complicated circuit board?

Also, does anyone have a spare 1200 accelerator (even broken ones, I like fixing stuff!) that they would like to sell cheaply?

Thanks,
 _ZooL_
 

Offline kd7ota

Re: A few Amiga 1200 questions
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2004, 07:40:15 PM »
I never heard of the problem that existed in them, but I remember seeing a picture with a wire patched somewhere near the floppy port. Maybe someone can direct you where the fix is at if there is one out for it. :-)
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Offline cgutjahr

Re: A few Amiga 1200 questions
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2004, 07:48:00 PM »
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_ZooL_ wrote:
how much are these things worth now?

Depends on your location. In germany: About 20-30 EUR probably.

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I have heard that these particular 1200s have problems with the floppy drive and old games that accessed the drive directly. Apparently there was a free circuit fix to solve this problem, does anyone have any information on this fix? Is it just a simple solder or a complicated circuit board?

"How to make the Amiga Technologies A1200 disk drive
compatible with games by adding just one wire":

http://ftp.uni-paderborn.de/aminetbin/find?1200mod.lha
 

Offline Vincent

Re: A few Amiga 1200 questions
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2004, 07:52:17 PM »
That would be thew Escom A1200 then.  Escom used old HD PC floppies because they were cheaper.  To replace it with an original Amiga floppy requires a fix (Eyetech do them).
Xbox360
"Oh no. Everytime you turn up something monumental and terrible happens.
I don\'t think I have the stomach for it." - Raziel
 

Offline _ZooL_

Re: A few Amiga 1200 questions
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2004, 07:54:51 PM »
Thanks for your help! I thought that it would only be a simple soldering job. I live in England by the way.
 

Offline Holley

Re: A few Amiga 1200 questions
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2004, 08:53:11 PM »
Not too far from here, too :-) (North Lincs)
\\"Sex, drugs and rock n\\\' roll are very good for you\\" - Ian Dury
 

Offline _ZooL_

Re: A few Amiga 1200 questions
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2004, 09:06:23 PM »
You wouldn't happened to have a spare A1200 accelerator, would you? :-P Btw, are there any shops still selling Amiga stuff in this area? I'd love to relive searching through an Amiga PD library!
 

Offline Holley

Re: A few Amiga 1200 questions
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2004, 09:20:16 PM »
Something like going to Aminet, you mean? :-D

For Amiga shops they're all mail order these days, and the ones with the largest stock arn't in the UK.  Amigakit.com is in the UK, Elbox & Vesalia in Germany keep a stock of new stuff (but it's pricey). Steer clear of Analogic (UK).

For A1200 accellerators keep an eye here, on Amibench.com and ebay (be sure to search for stuff 'available to the uk' as again much of the stuff is in Germany).  You won't be getting your hands on my nice 8Mb memory expansion in my A1200 though :-P (bought it from another member here).

Eyetech, creators of the new Amiga A1 motherboards, arn't far from you either ;-)
\\"Sex, drugs and rock n\\\' roll are very good for you\\" - Ian Dury
 

Offline _ZooL_

Re: A few Amiga 1200 questions
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2004, 09:40:35 PM »
Damn, I was hoping there'd be some little shop with shelves of PD floppy disk games... Ahhh those were the days... Aminet just doesn't compare to actually browsing through floppy disks in a shop! It looks like eBay is going to be the best place really, the prices on Amibench are just too much for me to afford. Does anyone have any idea about how much the A1200 Magic Pack is worth in the UK?
 

Offline Cyberus

Re: A few Amiga 1200 questions
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2004, 09:46:39 PM »
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Holley wrote:
You won't be getting your hands on my nice 8Mb memory expansion in my A1200 though :-P (bought it from another member here).


Did you change out the battery in the end?
That's a cool little expansion btw, ain't it?
I like Amigas
 

Offline Holley

Re: A few Amiga 1200 questions
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2004, 09:53:04 PM »
It's very cool :-) and no I havn't changed the battery yet ... always seems there's other things to do!

This new A2000 is keeping me busy at the mo ...
\\"Sex, drugs and rock n\\\' roll are very good for you\\" - Ian Dury
 

Offline orange

Re: A few Amiga 1200 questions
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2004, 01:27:43 PM »
Your floppy needs READY signal; one diode will provide it, but a small circuit is a complete solution  (aminet: hard/hack)
Better sorry than worry.
 

Offline _ZooL_

Re: A few Amiga 1200 questions
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2004, 01:55:58 PM »
Yeah. I've seen the fix, and I will attempt it when I get round to it. If there's one thing I hate is breaking the warranty seal! It's the only Amiga I have that still has it intact! Does anyone know about how much the Magic Pack is worth in the UK?
 

Offline Linchpin

Re: A few Amiga 1200 questions
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2004, 03:07:54 PM »
Depends who you sell it to, if its boxed, you get more.

I got my Escom a1200 Magic Pack, unboxed for £20... so they aint worth a lot i dont think.

When you have an accelerator and / or PCI solution for your amiga they tend to rise in value.

Kev
WinUAE Only... OS3.9 with 512mb ZIII ram ;)
 

Offline _ZooL_

Re: A few Amiga 1200 questions
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2004, 03:24:37 PM »
That was the price I was expecting, although mine is fully boxed aswell...