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  1. #21

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    Since this has sort of become a de facto Alpha Micro general interest thread, I got an Eagle 450 yesterday from someone looking to find it a good home. Manufacturing date is 2002.

    The E450 is particularly interesting because it's a ColdFire-based system, but it uses a MCF5102 core, so it can still run 68K code (SI.LIT thinks it's a 68040). It runs about 40% faster than my E300. It also has a CMOS configuration menu in ROM, the first Alpha Micro machine to do so (IIRC).

    Here it is being configured for boot. It uses a case similar to the E100, but this one has a "proper" DDS drive instead of the old QIC streamers.

    http://www.floodgap.com/iv/3632
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    Do you have Pick for your Alpha Micros? I'd love to get my hands on one that had Pick.

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  3. #23

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    No, sadly, I sure don't. They all run AMOS. I'd like to have a Pick variant one too, or one of the UNIMOS machines.
    I use my C128 because I am an ornery, stubborn, retro grouch. -- Bob Masse
    Various projects and oddities: http://oldvcr.blogspot.com/
    Machine room: http://www.floodgap.com/etc/machines.html

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    I have an am-1000 system where the motherboard is not working, but I have information on the hard drive that I need to get off. Does anyone have a am-1000 or am-1200 for sale ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicthumbs View Post
    I have most of the guts of what I'm pretty sure were a pair of 1000s. I work at an e-waste recycler, and unfortunately the disassembly folks got to it before I did. Two each of Inner Access 68k CPU cards, memory cards, SCSI controllers, several I/O cards, and one each of a Cromemco D+7A and an Alpha board for recording data to VHS.

    Unfortunately I have no idea what to do with them now :/
    I tried PM'ing you about these. If you are still around I'm looking for these boards for a restoration

  6. #26

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    I have a AM-1000, it's been in my basement for a while, this last week I decided to put it to work, after few diagnostics, I found an bad connection on the -12V line and a 79M05AHC with a broken leg.
    I can access the machine via serial port, and it's booting fine, but I don't have video on the video output, did a new diagnostic and found 2 capacitors leaking in that area, cleaned the circuit, replaced those and other capacitors on the board, but I still have no video!
    Does anyone have or know where I can find a schematics for this machine ?
    Thanks in advance !
    Below is the link with pictures
    https://www.facebook.com/angelo.coel...90258631017659

  7. #27

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    The video output is not for a monitor, it's for the VCR backup. Serial port output is all you get. It sounds like your machine is working.
    I use my C128 because I am an ornery, stubborn, retro grouch. -- Bob Masse
    Various projects and oddities: http://oldvcr.blogspot.com/
    Machine room: http://www.floodgap.com/etc/machines.html

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