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Offline Bskut

Amiga 1000 to a Good Home
« on: July 09, 2019, 09:48:25 PM »
I am reposting something from 2 years ago. To those who responded back then, my apologies for dropping the ball. I am firmly committed to following through at this time. As I mentioned, I still live in Boulder, CO and would prefer to give it to an Amiga lover in the area, but am willing to ship if you are willing to pick up the cost

I just set up my Amiga 1000 which has been languishing in the garage for about 25 years. Sad to say it would not boot. Just click, click, click. The monitor is fine. Also have an external 1010 drive, also kaput. Have all the original disks as well as some other programs (Final Copy II, Deluxe Paint, Deluxe Video, One -on-One, The Music Studio, Video Vegas, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy). I have the original Amiga boxes as well. I am in Boulder, CO. If there's an Amiga lover in the area, I'm happy to give it away for free. If there's nobody local, I'd be willing to ship it, if you can pick up the cost. I have one request. I have about 40 floppys that have screenplays, journals, various other things I wrote (mostly using either Textcraft or Final Copy). I'm wondering if it would be possible, as an exchange, to convert those files into something readable on a PC, using either Word or Google docs. I have no idea if it's possible or how time consuming it would be, but if you're interested in that as an exchange let me know. One interesting anecdote about this Amiga. I purchased it in 1986 at a small shop in Grenada Hills, CA. The owner claimed that his shop was the first in CA to receive the Amiga and that I was the first to buy it, so it's possible that this is the first Amiga 1000 ever sold in CA. At least that's how I remember it :).

Offline SamuraiCrow

Re: Amiga 1000 to a Good Home
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 01:10:22 AM »
Hello!  I don't have room in my manufactured home in a trailer park for another Amiga but I could try to help you dump your floppies.  I have a working A500 with Kickstart 1.3 that we could try booting up with your disks.

If that doesn't work, try exporting your documents to PDF using my copy of PageStream 4 on my A1200 so I can then use LibreOffice on my Windows machine to convert to its word processor and then upload to Google Docs.  (Obviously that's the long way around.)

I live in Fort Collins, CO so it's about an hour's drive but we can try to set up a time.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2019, 01:12:02 AM by SamuraiCrow »

Offline walkero

Re: Amiga 1000 to a Good Home
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 12:33:33 PM »
If you are willing to ship it, I would gladly cover the costs for that, if they are reasonable of'course, for shipping it to Dublin, Ireland.
If it comes to me I would be happy to try to save the work you done in these floppies. I am going to send you a PM as well.