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Amiga computer related discussion => Recommended Amiga Dealers => Topic started by: Starrunner on August 04, 2014, 06:54:41 AM

Title: Amiga Repair - US, near Pittsburgh, PA
Post by: Starrunner on August 04, 2014, 06:54:41 AM
So I have in my possession a pile of Amiga computers.  Three A2000's, Two A1200's (One in a tower with a damaged motherboard I think), Two A4000's and some odds and ends parts.  What I would really like is to get the A1200T and one of the A4000's put into functional shape.  I was never that good with hardware, even 20 years ago.  I am looking to see if there is anyone in the US who is available to try putting something together.  Any replies welcome.  If someone is stateside, I'd gladly send them everything i got, so they could have it for parts.  And to clean off my computer desk of course.
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: QuikSanz on August 04, 2014, 06:39:38 PM
Give AmigaKit a call and see what they can offer.

Chris
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: danbeaver on August 04, 2014, 06:43:44 PM
Oh, must have been a mistype above with an S substituted for a K
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: magnetic on August 04, 2014, 07:33:12 PM
amigakit is going to be cost prohibitive due to shipping.. OP send me a PM maybe I can help.
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: QuikSanz on August 04, 2014, 07:49:05 PM
If you can't get to it call that MacCap guy and see if he can look at it.

Chris

PS, I keep forgetting Leaman Computing has no store in Northern California anymore
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: magnetic on August 04, 2014, 08:00:11 PM
Amigakit never had a store in usa. The maccap guy does cap replacements and is not an amiga guy and doesnt build amiga systems afaik.
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: SACC-guy on August 04, 2014, 10:24:23 PM
Quote from: Starrunner;770231
So I have in my possession a pile of Amiga computers.  Three A2000's, Two A1200's (One in a tower with a damaged motherboard I think), Two A4000's and some odds and ends parts.  What I would really like is to get the A1200T and one of the A4000's put into functional shape.  I was never that good with hardware, even 20 years ago.  I am looking to see if there is anyone in the US who is available to try putting something together.  Any replies welcome.  If someone is stateside, I'd gladly send them everything i got, so they could have it for parts.  And to clean off my ld computer desk of course.
Sacramento Amiga Computer Club helps members and non-members get and keep Amigas of all types going. Visit us at our monthly meeting or AmiWest (yearly classic tune-ups done). Even some rebuilds, but it's depends on time and parts.
All free, but we do accept donations. It helps pay for Amiwest.

Check out sacc.org
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: QuikSanz on August 05, 2014, 04:41:18 PM
Before they were called Amigakit they were called Leaman Computing. Their only store was in San Francisco. See here.

"http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=65908&highlight=Leaman+Computing"

In Addition, from Amigakit website:

Leaman Computing Ltd
548 Market St #38140
San Francisco, CA 94104
U.S.A.

Chris
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: danbeaver on August 05, 2014, 05:58:41 PM
MadCaps does not have the Amiga equipment to test motherboards at present; I sent him a couple of power plugs and a HDD with the 3.X OS on it, but he would need more Amiga stuff to be able to test a repair.

As noted in this thread, "http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=67384" there are few options.

I use Anthony Hoffman, but he is due to go freeze his buns off come September and will be unavailable for 13 months.
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: Rob on August 05, 2014, 06:53:46 PM
Quote from: Starrunner;770231
So I have in my possession a pile of Amiga computers.  Three A2000's, Two A1200's (One in a tower with a damaged motherboard I think), Two A4000's and some odds and ends parts.  What I would really like is to get the A1200T and one of the A4000's put into functional shape.  I was never that good with hardware, even 20 years ago.  I am looking to see if there is anyone in the US who is available to try putting something together.  Any replies welcome.  If someone is stateside, I'd gladly send them everything i got, so they could have it for parts.  And to clean off my ld computer desk of course.


Have you tested any of the systems yet.  With the A4000's, you want to at least open the case to check if the onboard batteries have leaked and damaged the boards.
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: F1Lupo on August 05, 2014, 07:02:00 PM
well not in the US but just next door is kipper2k & The Amiga Lounge:) kipper2k has repaired and capped my 1200's and recently bought a 1200T from the Amiga Lounge and recommend both.

http://kipper2k.com/amigaforsale/

http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=67724
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: amigadave on August 05, 2014, 07:12:23 PM
With AmiWest 2014 only a little more than 2 months away, I would strongly suggest that you test your Amigas now and then bring any of them that need work to the Friday Night Classic Amiga Workshop event that precedes every AmiWest Show.  Several members show up and offer to help fix Classic Amiga computers for free and it is a great opportunity to meet new people who share your interest and passion for the Amiga.
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: LyleHaze on August 05, 2014, 10:19:50 PM
@Starrunner:
You might get more replies if you offer a bit more information.
I checked to see what part of the U.S. you are in, and there was no mention of it in your original post. However beneath your avatar you claim "Somewhere on the Moon, USA" as your location.

I have traveled up to a couple hours each way to help people get their Amigas running.
Unfortunately, I'm not within two hours of the moon.

I don't think we have many members here from the Moon. (though after reading some threads I COULD be wrong). That might be one issue that reduces the replies you'll get.
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: Starrunner on August 06, 2014, 02:23:09 AM
I keep forgetting I was vague with my location for a laugh.  You are a little bit of a haul for me, but closer than swimming the ocean.  Or snagging a rocket/shuttle/boomerang. I am out near Pittsburgh, PA

Quote from: LyleHaze;770389
@Starrunner:
You might get more replies if you offer a bit more information.
I checked to see what part of the U.S. you are in, and there was no mention of it in your original post. However beneath your avatar you claim "Somewhere on the Moon, USA" as your location.

I have traveled up to a couple hours each way to help people get their Amigas running.
Unfortunately, I'm not within two hours of the moon.

I don't think we have many members here from the Moon. (though after reading some threads I COULD be wrong). That might be one issue that reduces the replies you'll get.
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: Starrunner on August 06, 2014, 02:25:04 AM
This is an excellent thought, but sadly I have no time to hike that way.  I live out near Pittsburgh.  I am going to have to remember this for the future.

Quote from: amigadave;770378
With AmiWest 2014 only a little more than 2 months away, I would strongly suggest that you test your Amigas now and then bring any of them that need work to the Friday Night Classic Amiga Workshop event that precedes every AmiWest Show.  Several members show up and offer to help fix Classic Amiga computers for free and it is a great opportunity to meet new people who share your interest and passion for the Amiga.
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: Starrunner on August 06, 2014, 02:30:20 AM
As pointed out, I should have said where I am.  I am East Coast US, near Pittsburgh, PA.  I know hunting down someone close is going to be impossible, but anything helps.  Thanks to everyone who did reply.
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: amigadave on August 06, 2014, 02:32:34 AM
Quote from: Starrunner;770395
This is an excellent thought, but sadly I have no time to hike that way.  I live out near Pittsburgh.  I am going to have to remember this for the future.

Too bad you can't make it to the 2014 AmiWest Show, but there are many members who often discuss starting up some kind of AmiEast show, so I have no doubt you will be able to find Amiga users nearer to you that can help you out with any hardware fixes you need to have done.

The first step is to find out what is working and what is not, then decide what models you wish to work on getting repaired first.  Good luck with your quest to get some of your Amiga computers set up and running the way you want in the near future.
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: midway on August 06, 2014, 03:35:59 AM
Quote from: LyleHaze;770389
@Starrunner:
You might get more replies if you offer a bit more information.
I checked to see what part of the U.S. you are in, and there was no mention of it in your original post. However beneath your avatar you claim "Somewhere on the Moon, USA" as your location.

I have traveled up to a couple hours each way to help people get their Amigas running.
Unfortunately, I'm not within two hours of the moon.

I don't think we have many members here from the Moon. (though after reading some threads I COULD be wrong). That might be one issue that reduces the replies you'll get.
 
 :laughing::rofl::rofl:
 
 I have repaired some A2000 motherboards.
 
 The cheapest way is to take the motherboard out and ship it, there is a guy in New Zealand which is great, have to dig through my emails bbl
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: magnetic on August 06, 2014, 03:57:59 AM
Quote from: midway;770402

 
 The cheapest way is to take the motherboard out and ship it, there is a guy in New Zealand which is great, have to dig through my emails bbl


A guy in New Zealand? Do you have any idea of what that would cost from usa and back?
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: Oldsmobile_Mike on August 06, 2014, 06:59:21 AM
Quote from: magnetic;770404
A guy in New Zealand? Do you have any idea of what that would cost from usa and back?

Nobody ever said Amiga was an inexpensive hobby.  :lol:
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: Castellen on August 06, 2014, 07:12:33 AM
Quote from: magnetic;770404
A guy in New Zealand? Do you have any idea of what that would cost from usa and back?



Yep, using USPS First-Class Package International Service, about US$25 each way.  Pricing available on the website, which offers discounts too.  I regularly process many such repairs from dozens of different countries.  Professional level repairs to what can be regarded as specialised hardware to component level is rarely going to come for nothing.

In addition I have various unique self developed hardware and software tools for diagnosing complex low-level hardware issues, so can trace and repair a lot of faults that others cannot.

Dan is correct that I'm only accepting Amiga hardware repairs and parts orders for another 2-3 weeks, after which I'm back home to Antarctica for another 13-14 months.  Repair service and parts supply resuming in November 2015.  Technical support via Email will continue as normal.


But obviously test your existing hardware first.  If it boots and operates fine and only needs capacitors replaced, then the capacitors can simply be replaced by anyone with reasonable soldering skills.  Not a lot of point sending it to me just for that unless you wanted to pay for the international freight.

Contact me for an estimate if required: http://amiga.serveftp.net
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: danbeaver on December 26, 2015, 09:18:40 AM
I just saw a posting on Sega "joy sticks;" would you have now joined the world of repair?  I will PM
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: Castellen on December 26, 2015, 05:28:26 PM
Hello Dan,
Yes I'm back in the normal world again now.  Amiga hardware repairs are operating as usual, have just about finished the influx of jobs that folks had been saving up for when I got back.

No problem to do some repair work for you; the usual contact details: http://amiga.serveftp.net
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: giZmo350 on December 26, 2015, 06:14:43 PM
Hi there Anthony... boy am I glad you're back home! Hope your work in Antarctica was satisfactory! Love your pictures! :)

Anyhoo, I have two A1200 motherboards in need of some repair - do I simply email you with the specifics and then arrange for shipment?

If so, I will email you - and welcome back home!

giZmo.......
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: Castellen on December 26, 2015, 11:54:54 PM
Quote from: gizmo350;800849
glad you're back home! Hope your work in Antarctica was satisfactory! Love your pictures! :)

Anyhoo, I have two A1200 motherboards in need of some repair - do I simply email you with the specifics and then arrange for shipment?



Thanks.  As with the previous trips, the 13 months in Antarctica (http://amiga.serveftp.net/antarctica.html) was mostly cold, dark and depressing, everyone went a bit insane and I didn't really get much Amiga work done.  So it's good to be back to normality.

Sure, I can look at your A1200 boards, just Email me with what you know about them and I'll work out an estimate.
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US
Post by: giZmo350 on December 27, 2015, 12:05:49 AM
Wow! Incredible Oct 2015 pics! That C17 in action is awesome in the snow! LOL, big load in that cargo bay!!! I was in the USAF in Ground Radio repair (all HF - V/UHF) for about 13 years bouncing around the Pacific between Japan, Korea and the Philippines, so yea, been there, done that - but not in that cold of an environment - Korea got cold as heck in the winter though! Good times! :)

OK, I'll email you... I'm fairly certain I know, or close to knowing, what's wrong with them. I did some extensive testing. Thanks for your reply Anthony! :)
Title: Re: Amiga Repair - US, near Pittsburgh, PA
Post by: Vlabguy1 on December 27, 2015, 02:22:26 AM
Quote from: Starrunner;770231
So I have in my possession a pile of Amiga computers.  Three A2000's, Two A1200's (One in a tower with a damaged motherboard I think), Two A4000's and some odds and ends parts.  What I would really like is to get the A1200T and one of the A4000's put into functional shape.  I was never that good with hardware, even 20 years ago.  I am looking to see if there is anyone in the US who is available to try putting something together.  Any replies welcome.  If someone is stateside, I'd gladly send them everything i got, so they could have it for parts.  And to clean off my computer desk of course.


Any luck on the repairs?