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ubermick
California, via Cork

Posted Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:58 pm

Heya folks. So I've got an A500+ that just arrived, am in the process of giving it a cleaning. It's actually in quite good condition, all things considered. But there are a few bits and bobs that I need to pick up to get her in the shape I want. A fair chunk of this stuff is available in Europe, but shipping right now is a nightmare, with 2-3 month estimates - and ebay is just ridiculous right now.

So hoping some folks in here have the following in their collections they could part with...
  • A mouse - yep, they didn't include the mouse. Why? God knows.
  • A ROM switcher - Sordan has 1.3/3.1 switchers available, but see above for shipping issues.
  • A joystick! - Ooop, my Competition Pro is USB. So need one for this! Zipstik (oooh!) or another Competition Pro would be lovely. (Currently eyeing the RetroRadionics ArcadeR, but shipping issues again...)
  • An external floppy drive. I'm keeping this as close to my original setup as I can, and not bothering with accelerators or hard drives, so will be relying on floppies. (I'll be putting together an ADTWin cable over the weekend, and hopefully start writing some disks). DF1: would be most welcome.

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obitus1990
New Orleans, LA, USA

Posted Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:13 pm

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1406&p=9046&hilit= ... itch#p9046

I can help you with the switcher, if you'd like. See above link.

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ubermick
California, via Cork

Posted Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:37 pm

obitus1990 wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:13 pm
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1406&p=9046&hilit= ... itch#p9046

I can help you with the switcher, if you'd like. See above link.
Excellent! PM inbound.

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obitus1990
New Orleans, LA, USA

Posted Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:37 pm

What about using a GOTEK as the external drive?

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ubermick
California, via Cork

Posted Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:16 am

obitus1990 wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:37 pm
What about using a GOTEK as the external drive?
I've thought about it, but honestly want to keep this as close to authentic as I can, the plan is to replicate my first setup as closely as I can for pure 100% nostalgia.

I've done the fully loaded A1200 with WHDload and 030 accelerators twice now, and neither keep me interested, ends up feeling a bit too "console-like" for me. That said, knowing my luck the 150 or so floppies I bought will all be complete duds...

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Pior

Posted Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:44 pm

I might be able to help you on the external floppy drive. I have the standard 1010 drive or the slim case drive. I will PM you

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kerobaros

Posted Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:08 am

obitus1990 wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:13 pm
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1406&p=9046&hilit= ... itch#p9046

I can help you with the switcher, if you'd like. See above link.
I can vouch for the quality of these switchers; I have one in my 2000 that works perfectly.

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Acill

Posted Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:22 am

I have an external A1010 enclosure you are welcome to have for the cost of shipping. Its mostly complete but the drive failed long ago and I never got around to getting a replacement for it. Its a start though if you want it. You can reach me through my website www.acill.com or here.

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ubermick
California, via Cork

Posted Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:09 am

Acill wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:22 am
I have an external A1010 enclosure you are welcome to have for the cost of shipping. Its mostly complete but the drive failed long ago and I never got around to getting a replacement for it. Its a start though if you want it. You can reach me through my website www.acill.com or here.
Appreciate that - checked out your website, and might have need of something more pressing! (A1200 with a brownish tint - sent you a message via your site.)





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