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Reply 32801 of 34278, by Unknown_K

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wiretap wrote on 2020-03-04, 10:37:

The Amiga came today.. just waiting on my power supply, video cable, and external floppy adapter to convert to an external Gotek for the boot drive. 😀

I am assuming you got a mouse with the thing correct?

My first Amiga was an A500 with 512K trapdoor RAM/RTC, an external Amiga 1011 floppy drive plus a Workbench 1.3 disk allowing me to use Amiga Explorer to make working game disks using a PC and serial cable. Fun little gaming machine that started me collecting other Amigas since. Kind of a shame prices started to skyrocket after I got into them but I was lucky enough to snag 70+ classic Amiga boxed games for a couple bucks each back in the very early 2000's when they were being dumped.

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Reply 32802 of 34278, by PTherapist

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Bought this Vibra 16 last week, but it arrived today -

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To be honest it was originally a mistaken purchase. By the time I'd noticed my error, I'd already purchased it.

But I'm not going to resell it as it will be a nice fit should I ever get around to building a DX4 + VLB system at some point in the next couple of years. I pretty much just need a case + suitable motherboard to complete that build now.

Reply 32803 of 34278, by liqmat

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Unknown_K wrote on 2020-03-04, 14:25:

Kind of a shame prices started to skyrocket after I got into them but I was lucky enough to snag 70+ classic Amiga boxed games for a couple bucks each back in the very early 2000's when they were being dumped.

You are a smarter man than I. I've mentioned this before in a forum somewhere, but in the late 90s I dumped two tubs of boxed Atari ST games. They were not all in perfect shape, but what a shame. I picked them all up for like $20 at the time.

Reply 32804 of 34278, by appiah4

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PTherapist wrote on 2020-03-04, 14:55:
Bought this Vibra 16 last week, but it arrived today - […]
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Bought this Vibra 16 last week, but it arrived today -

0PwIeeFl.jpg

To be honest it was originally a mistaken purchase. By the time I'd noticed my error, I'd already purchased it.

But I'm not going to resell it as it will be a nice fit should I ever get around to building a DX4 + VLB system at some point in the next couple of years. I pretty much just need a case + suitable motherboard to complete that build now.

Curious, what did you think it was? It is a nice OPL3 Vibra16..

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Reply 32805 of 34278, by PTherapist

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-03-04, 15:42:

Curious, what did you think it was? It is a nice OPL3 Vibra16..

I knew it was a Vibra16 & it's general specs etc, but I was specifically looking for a card with IDE to connect a CD-ROM and miscounted the number of connectors. This Vibra16 only has Pansonic, Mitsumi & Sony connectors.

Having a proper Yamaha OPL3 is pretty much the reason I'm keeping it, otherwise I'd have resold it.

Reply 32806 of 34278, by CharlieFoxtrot

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I got this lot for 20€. Everything has been working when they have been removed from computers back in the day and stored indoors, but only optical drives have been tested recently and SHOULD work. Most of it is pretty underwhelming, but for the price, I can't complain.

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From top left down:
Aztech Multimedia Pro 16 IIB-3D
IBM MWave

From top middle down:
2xSB16 Vibra CT4180 (yuck)
ExpertColor MED3931 V2.0

From top right down:
Panasonic and Samsung 1.44MB FDD
ATi Mach64 ISA
Trident 8900C ISA

And finally, bunch of unused IDE and floppy as well as CDROM sound cables. Optical drives are LG GSA-4160B IDE DVD recorder and HP CD Writer PLUS 8200 series.

Finally working Gravis Pro for 14€ including shipping:

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  • Celeron 300A@450 : 256MB : 80GB : DVD : Riva TNT : Voodoo2 : SB Live! : SB AWE64 Value
  • Compaq 425 : SB16 CT2290
  • Sun Ultra 60 : UltraSparcIIe 450 : 2xSun Creator3D : 2x36GB SCSI 10k
  • Digital DecPC 425SE Color
  • Compaq Armada 1700

Reply 32807 of 34278, by Intel486dx33

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I found this little guy for a future 386 build.

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Reply 32808 of 34278, by wiretap

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Unknown_K wrote on 2020-03-04, 14:25:
wiretap wrote on 2020-03-04, 10:37:

The Amiga came today.. just waiting on my power supply, video cable, and external floppy adapter to convert to an external Gotek for the boot drive. 😀

I am assuming you got a mouse with the thing correct?

My first Amiga was an A500 with 512K trapdoor RAM/RTC, an external Amiga 1011 floppy drive plus a Workbench 1.3 disk allowing me to use Amiga Explorer to make working game disks using a PC and serial cable. Fun little gaming machine that started me collecting other Amigas since. Kind of a shame prices started to skyrocket after I got into them but I was lucky enough to snag 70+ classic Amiga boxed games for a couple bucks each back in the very early 2000's when they were being dumped.

Not an Amiga mouse, but I purchased a PS/2 adapter converter for it.

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Reply 32811 of 34278, by CharlieFoxtrot

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imi wrote on 2020-03-04, 16:47:

nice find on that ISA Mach64

Yeah, that is by far the best of the bunch.

  • Celeron 300A@450 : 256MB : 80GB : DVD : Riva TNT : Voodoo2 : SB Live! : SB AWE64 Value
  • Compaq 425 : SB16 CT2290
  • Sun Ultra 60 : UltraSparcIIe 450 : 2xSun Creator3D : 2x36GB SCSI 10k
  • Digital DecPC 425SE Color
  • Compaq Armada 1700

Reply 32813 of 34278, by imi

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Just spent $50 on these... a bit steep but it seems to be really hard finding them.
the only other ones I ever found are from a seller wanting €70 for two and they didn't want to go down in price or bundled with really expensive CD-I systems, so I guess it's still a good deal ^^
here's me hoping that I can get my 1988 LMSI/Philips CM121 working 😀

sellers picture, as I'll have to wait for them to arrive from the US ^^

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Reply 32814 of 34278, by SpectriaForce

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imi wrote on 2020-03-04, 18:06:
Just spent $50 on these... a bit steep but it seems to be really hard finding them. the only other ones I ever found are from a […]
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Just spent $50 on these... a bit steep but it seems to be really hard finding them.
the only other ones I ever found are from a seller wanting €70 for two and they didn't want to go down in price or bundled with really expensive CD-I systems, so I guess it's still a good deal ^^
here's me hoping that I can get my 1988 LMSI/Philips CM121 working 😀

sellers picture, as I'll have to wait for them to arrive from the US ^^

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but do old Apple SCSI optical drives also use these? They seem to be the same.

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Reply 32816 of 34278, by derSammler

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but do old Apple SCSI optical drives also use these? They seem to be the same.

No, they used Sony drives with standard caddys.

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Reply 32817 of 34278, by SpectriaForce

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imi wrote on 2020-03-04, 18:28:

apple just used the "regular" caddy drives afaik, I think most of them were sony drives.

All right, that explains the price.

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Reply 32819 of 34278, by Unknown_K

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wiretap wrote on 2020-03-04, 16:45:
Unknown_K wrote on 2020-03-04, 14:25:
wiretap wrote on 2020-03-04, 10:37:

The Amiga came today.. just waiting on my power supply, video cable, and external floppy adapter to convert to an external Gotek for the boot drive. 😀

I am assuming you got a mouse with the thing correct?

My first Amiga was an A500 with 512K trapdoor RAM/RTC, an external Amiga 1011 floppy drive plus a Workbench 1.3 disk allowing me to use Amiga Explorer to make working game disks using a PC and serial cable. Fun little gaming machine that started me collecting other Amigas since. Kind of a shame prices started to skyrocket after I got into them but I was lucky enough to snag 70+ classic Amiga boxed games for a couple bucks each back in the very early 2000's when they were being dumped.

Not an Amiga mouse, but I purchased a PS/2 adapter converter for it.

Smart. I had to buy new micro switches for a few of my original Amiga mice plus paid $20 a long time ago for a NIB Amiga/ST mouse. Keyboards are another issue when collecting big box Amigas.

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