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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Chuck Davis)
Subject: Letter Dr. Kittel
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 95 18:08:18
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A4000T/60 is obsolete, reduntant and headed for oblivion by comparison.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.
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From email@example.com Tue Sep 26 13:08:12 1995 (Ren Oostdijk)
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