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Offline trilobyte

Yours: Amiga 3000 desktop with mobo damage
« on: January 26, 2015, 03:36:20 PM »
Hi all,

Picked up an A3000 off Craigslist with the hope of it being a good machine.  Unfortunately the battery damage on the motherboard has really toasted it.  The biggest socketed chip nearby is out-of-commission;  the pins in the socket got so corroded that they all broke off.

This Amiga 3000, besides the mobo damage, is in great shape, with a functioning power supply and everything else.  It has all the latest revision chips.  It's a shame.  When I first came to look at the machine, it did power up, booted, and let us use it a bit, but it was pretty flaky and would eventually die.  Since then, we did the work to pull the battery, and also took out the nearby chip, so the machine does not boot any more.

I'm offering this machine to anyone who can cover shipping or come pick it up.  I'm in SF, CA.

If you want the machine shipped, I am interested to try this new 'Shyp' service who picks something up, packs it, and then ships it the least expensive way.

I have some photos somewhere of some of the damage, I think, but honestly, I don't really feel like opening it back up again and taking any more.  Just trust me that the section of the motherboard by the battery is corroded and fried and would take some work by an experienced technician to repair.  Or this machine could be parted out.

Thanks y'all!
« Last Edit: January 26, 2015, 03:39:04 PM by trilobyte »
Amiga user since \'96, when I could finally afford one
Commodore 8-bit since before I could tie my shoes
 

Offline SpeedGeek

Re: Yours: Amiga 3000 desktop with mobo damage
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2015, 03:43:13 PM »
Interested pending photos and shipping cost... Sending PM.
 

Offline matt3k

Re: Yours: Amiga 3000 desktop with mobo damage
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2015, 04:30:33 PM »
Interested also.
 

Offline trilobyte

Re: Yours: Amiga 3000 desktop with mobo damage
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2015, 08:49:41 PM »
Quote from: SpeedGeek;782373
Interested pending photos and shipping cost... Sending PM.


I can post some photos of the box itself when I get home tonight.
Amiga user since \'96, when I could finally afford one
Commodore 8-bit since before I could tie my shoes
 

Offline fordp

Re: Yours: Amiga 3000 desktop with mobo damage
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2015, 12:56:20 AM »
I'll stand third in line, just in case.
 

Offline Lionheart

Re: Yours: Amiga 3000 desktop with mobo damage
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2015, 01:07:25 AM »
I'm interested if you still have it. I'd like to see it repaired rather than used for parts and I'm pretty sure I could repair the motherboard and get it working again.
 

Offline trilobyte

Re: Yours: Amiga 3000 desktop with mobo damage
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2015, 11:36:43 PM »
Quote from: trilobyte;782389
I can post some photos of the box itself when I get home tonight.


Sorry for the delay, y'all.

Photos should be attached.

Please note that I don't know how much shipping is going to be until I actually ship it out.  I intend to ask whomever takes the box to reimburse me for shipping.  You can be the judge of how much it will cost to get this to you;  I'm a little out-of-date on my shipping estimates.  What is it usually, like $50-$60 to go two zones via UPS with something this big and heavy?  No idea.

Of course, still, pick-up preferred.
Amiga user since \'96, when I could finally afford one
Commodore 8-bit since before I could tie my shoes
 

Offline SpeedGeek

Re: Yours: Amiga 3000 desktop with mobo damage
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2015, 04:05:02 PM »
Sent PM with a few more questions...
 

Offline DirtDevil

Re: Yours: Amiga 3000 desktop with mobo damage
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2015, 07:31:52 AM »
I'm a positive thinker, so I'll take the I'm interested slot #5
 

Offline trilobyte

Re: Yours: Amiga 3000 desktop with mobo damage
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2015, 06:15:22 PM »
Hi all,

Thanks to all who replied.  The unit was not locally picked up and has been shipped off.  Hooray for one less broken thing in my apartment!

t
Amiga user since \'96, when I could finally afford one
Commodore 8-bit since before I could tie my shoes