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From: (Chuck Davis)
Subject: Letter Dr. Kittel
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 95 18:08:18
Subject:BeBox !!!!

Dr. Kittel,

In 1981, I walked into the Computer Store in Santa Monica.  Seated therein
was this pimpley faced kid just banging away at the keyboard of an Apple][
to his hearts content.  I knew little about small computers but did use
6502s in the lab @ jpl, so I bought one.  Loved it.  Then came the MAC. 
Hated it.  Too much money ($2500) for what was in it!  Then

Then, in mid 1985, Byte Mag reviewed the A1000.  Unbelievable!  I bought
three; two as gifts Oct '85.  Then an A2000.  Used it to develope my EEG
NeuroFeedBack system that uses the A1200 w/ harddrive, extra memory and
FPU.  I will continue to use the A1200.  I will get them USED.  Do you
think I would pay $949 for one????

Along comes the BeBox!  Wow, I can get three of these for about the same
price that I paid for the A1000s; plus or minus a few bucks.  An AT
A4000T/60 is obsolete, reduntant and headed for oblivion by comparison.  In
my humble opinion, knocking $1000 would just about make it.  And with AT's
attitude about the USA market, BeBox's future sparkles here in the USA.


  Chuck Davis....
Chuck Davis

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From Tue Sep 26 13:08:12 1995 (Ren Oostdijk)

Hi Jason,

This is a response to Robert Marier's letter in AR317.  After reading
Roberts letter about his display-problems, I immediately recognized the
symptoms.  I have a GVP A1230 '030 50Mhz accelerator and had the same
problems initialy.  However, before I bought the thing, I asked around on
IRC and some guy said he also had that accelerator.  He told me it worked
okay, but in order to keep it working, he had to keep a big fan pointed at
it all the time...  :)

In other words: the flickery lines problem is caused by the 68030 CPU
getting too hot.  To solve this you can put a mini-fan inside the A1200.

I bought a small (approx.  3.5 x 3.5 cm) 12V fan and a mini-jack contraplug
(a plug where you can put a walkman earphone in).  The fan was placed (with
tape) under the ventilationshafts, in front of the '030 cpu.  A hole was
drilled in the back of the Amiga for the contra-plug and the fan was wired
to it.   This way you can simply power the fan with a standard AC/DC
adapter.  It might of course also be possible to draw the power from the
PSU, but my technical knowledge doesn't go that far.  :-)

To get the air flowing inside my Amiga, I also drilled some holes in the
right side of her <g>, right next to the diskdrive.

That's it! Hope this will help Robert and other "overheated" Amiga owners out