Restarting Old Amiga's

Zane Healy healyzh at
Tue Jun 9 22:41:28 CDT 2020

> On Jun 9, 2020, at 12:58 PM, David Brownlee <abs at> wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Jun 2020 at 19:23, Zane Healy <healyzh at> wrote:
>> My main A3000 has a Picasso IV+, and a 10Mbit 10Base-2 card, this would be a seriously tempting update.  I never got around to adding USB, and would like a better Network card.
>> Do you have one of these?  I’m afraid I haven’t been on the Amiga email lists, or boards for a *VERY* long time.
> I'm on the other side of the fence with a TT030, but I understand the
> experience with them has been mixed from "everything that is supposed
> to work does", to "some bits work but others don't, but the dev
> releases updates which make more bits work".
> I do like that they open source the FPGA logic
> and that it just works in a
> standard Zorro slot…

Any advice specific to starting up a TT030 that’s been idle for ~20 years?  The only question with that system is, where is the monitor I used for it.

One thing that impressed me about the ZZ9000 is that it apparently even works in an A500.

I dug out the spare A3000, and *FINALLY* found my main A3000, it turns out it was hiding behind some stuff in my Darkroom.  Both systems have batteries starting to go.  That’s my next project.  I think I might be lucky.  The damage looks almost non-existant, definitely better than my Lisa 2 when I got it 20+ years ago.  While looking for the main A3000, I dug out partial A500, it’s missing a CIA, and a Keyboard, as well as the top of the case.  I also dug out the two A1200’s, one says it has bad video, the other a bad Alice (that’s the one that overheats).

Thanks to my son’s laptop needing work recently, I know where my soldering iron is. :-)  That was actually harder to find than the A3000. :-)  


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