Update: Re: Amiga 2000 "Video Toaster Powered"

From: Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Sun Apr 13 09:24:00 2003

On Sunday, April 13, 2003, at 09:04 AM, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> The connectors are just standard BNC composite video, like any pro
> video
> editing equipment (that's not old enough to use UHF connectors). Just
> go
> find yourself BNC->RCA's if you're going to use it with 'consumer'
> video
> equipment, you can get them for probably $20 each ;-) at RadioShack or
> for
> a lot cheaper from anywhere else - including http://www.allcorp.com,
> one
> of my favorite surplus mail-order places.

   Cool. I've actually never seen one before. :)

   I disassembled the computer, pulled the system board, and cleaned the
rubber sludge with isopropyl alcohol and an old soft toothbrush.
   When I got it out in the light, the etching around the battery is
more ugly than functional. There is damage, but I think it's mostly
   Next order of business, while the parts dry, is to shoot Newtek an
email and see if they have any documentation for this particular box,
specifically the cabling arrangements and application of the RGB
Computer & Video controllers. And if they're going to want my
firstborn in trade for info.
   Second order of biz is to mount the system drive in the other A2000
and commit sacrilege - make a backup. Snoop around on it in the
process, of course.
   In a couple of days, I'll install another battery (if I can find one!
  RatShack here is getting notably allergic to legacy parts.....), put
it all together, plug it in, and see if any smoke falls out.

> Pat
> --
> Purdue Universtiy ITAP/RCS

   BTW, my spellchecker *really* wants you to respell "university" ;^)

Received on Sun Apr 13 2003 - 09:24:00 BST

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