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Offline trekiej

Re: Amiga 1000 Barn Rescue
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2016, 01:20:57 AM »
That is how mine looked when I got it from my old employer.
Amiga 2000 Forever :)
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Offline kneehighspy

Re: Amiga 1000 Barn Rescue
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2016, 02:53:07 AM »
i am beginning to think perhaps the A1000 was being used as a BBS.  which would explain some of the questions concerning the kickstart boot disk, comms error, hard drive.

just my speculation, others may differ ;) one thing we all agree with, Amiga is great!

//kneehighspy
 

Offline Ilwrath

Re: Amiga 1000 Barn Rescue
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2016, 04:55:06 PM »
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I am not sure what the machine was used for, but likely business purposes. There are a lot of other computers and parts stored in the barn, he seemed to use it for storage of his obsolete equipment. I have no idea what Comm or VT100 are, as I'm still new to Amiga.

Any idea what the business was?

Comm is a terminal emulator / modem software.  VT100 is also a terminal standard.  In other words, he was definitely using the computer to connect to something else through a serial connection of some kind.  Since you found modems...  Likely using the modem to call into something.

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i am beginning to think perhaps the A1000 was being used as a BBS. which would explain some of the questions concerning the kickstart boot disk, comms error, hard drive.

I suppose that is also a possibility, but I'm thinking it was more likely making the calls out to something than receiving them in, if it was set up to kick and boot to a Comm terminal.  Of course, it's possible that is just the last role it lived through before being consigned to the barn.  It could have been doing something much more interesting before it got demoted to being a terminal interface.
 

Offline paul1981

Re: Amiga 1000 Barn Rescue
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2016, 10:05:49 PM »
Quote from: spudje;811674
http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=645


So the first 100 units or so may not have been Commodore manufactured? This makes this particular Amiga EXTREMELY rare. Rare in any case due to its boing ball logo. This Amiga could be the earliest example still remaining in service/existance besides the serial No. 1 A1000.
 

Offline commatari

Re: Amiga 1000 Barn Rescue
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2016, 12:23:13 AM »
Quote from: paul1981;812058
So the first 100 units or so may not have been Commodore manufactured? This makes this particular Amiga EXTREMELY rare. Rare in any case due to its boing ball logo. This Amiga could be the earliest example still remaining in service/existance besides the serial No. 1 A1000.


No. All the 1000s were made by Commodore. There were some aftermarket boing ball badges sold at Amiga conventions.
 

Offline blakespot

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Offline paul1981

Re: Amiga 1000 Barn Rescue
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2016, 12:53:13 AM »
Quote from: blakespot;812280
Note the badge.

https://www.reddit.com/r/retrobattlestations/comments/4wlx9e/amiga_1000_and_amiga_wirewrapped_prototype_from/



bp


And with an unmatching keyboard tick logo. It's a hybrid!
 

Offline Alley_Cat_Jack

Re: Amiga 1000 Barn Rescue
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2016, 07:08:00 PM »
Quote from: paul1981;812058
So the first 100 units or so may not have been Commodore manufactured? This makes this particular Amiga EXTREMELY rare. Rare in any case due to its boing ball logo. This Amiga could be the earliest example still remaining in service/existance besides the serial No. 1 A1000.

The first units in America were released with the boing ball logo. I do not know the number of units that were made at that time, but I'm sure it was well over 100. I doubt the unit would be considered extremely rare, but still more rare than a later produced unit.
 

Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: Amiga 1000 Barn Rescue
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2016, 07:12:18 AM »
If you're still looking for a keyboard, I saw this on eBay. Might help:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/291839689780
Amiga 500: 2MB Chip|16MB Fast|30MHz 68030+68882|3.9|Indivision ECS|GVP A500HD+|Mechware card reader + 8GB CF|Cocolino|SCSI DVD-RAM
Amiga 2000: 2MB Chip|136MB Fast|50MHz 68060|3.9|Indivision ECS + GVP Spectrum|Mechware card reader + 8GB CF|AD516|X-Surf 100|RapidRoad|Cocolino|SCSI CD-RW
 Amiga videos and other misc. stuff at https://www.youtube.com/CompTechMike/videos
 

Offline blakespot

Re: Amiga 1000 Barn Rescue
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2016, 01:08:52 PM »
Quote from: Oldsmobile_Mike;812649
If you're still looking for a keyboard, I saw this on eBay. Might help:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/291839689780


Nice "Amiga 2000" keyboard...
:: ByteCellar.com - The Vintage Computing Weblog
:: Amigas: 1000, 2000 '020, SAM440ep-Flex
 

Offline Grega

Re: Amiga 1000 Barn Rescue
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2016, 09:17:51 PM »
awesome stuff. i pick up my barn find tomorrow. have to drive a few 100 kays to get it but 100% worth it.
 

Offline PanterHZ

Re: Amiga 1000 Barn Rescue
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2016, 09:56:11 PM »
Man that was a dirty looking Amiga :) You should post some pictures after cleaning it up. Surprised to see how clean it was on the inside though.
 

Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: Amiga 1000 Barn Rescue
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2016, 11:08:23 PM »
Quote from: blakespot;812747
Nice "Amiga 2000" keyboard...

People who don't know any better and putting things for sale on ebay without researching them, that's about the only way to get any kind of deals these days.  Mostly all ya see is the price gougers who mark up anything "Amiga-related" 1000%.  :(
Amiga 500: 2MB Chip|16MB Fast|30MHz 68030+68882|3.9|Indivision ECS|GVP A500HD+|Mechware card reader + 8GB CF|Cocolino|SCSI DVD-RAM
Amiga 2000: 2MB Chip|136MB Fast|50MHz 68060|3.9|Indivision ECS + GVP Spectrum|Mechware card reader + 8GB CF|AD516|X-Surf 100|RapidRoad|Cocolino|SCSI CD-RW
 Amiga videos and other misc. stuff at https://www.youtube.com/CompTechMike/videos
 

Offline Grega

Re: Amiga 1000 Barn Rescue
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2016, 01:15:45 AM »
my 'barn' find



i also picked up a couple of 2000s from the same dude.
 

Offline trekiej

Re: Amiga 1000 Barn Rescue
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2016, 03:34:29 AM »
To be a smarty pants, how is the barn? :D
Amiga 2000 Forever :)
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