[vcf-midatlantic] Workshop Day 1 Jan 9, 2021
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Sun Jan 10 19:43:03 UTC 2021
Thanks to Andy I was able to upgrade my A2000.
But still no luck booting from the hard drive or getting an image to a floppy for the drivers of the 2090 card.
However I did pull that SCSI card out of the second (there was a jumper for autoboot) A2000 and put it in my computer, which tried to boot but apparently would not see the drives that I have.
I will dig further into finding out if my drives are good.
I put the SCSI card back into the second A2000.
So overall I think it was a success since the machine is now working, just not from the hard drive and I just have to find a good working drive.
Thanks to Andy and Jeff For giving me a hand.
My extremely complicated, hand held electronic device.
> On Jan 10, 2021, at 2:05 PM, Andrew Diller via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> I have some picts:
> https://imgur.com/gallery/kJrNR50 <https://imgur.com/gallery/kJrNR50>
> I helped MikeR w/ his Amiga- he got it to boot but not from HD yet. I gave him my spare Kickstart 2 ROM so he went from 1.3 to 2.0. He is working on getting a bootable (from HD) system.
> I also pulled the A2000 Amigas from the warehouse and checked to see how they were, test booted them and removed their varta batteries. One of the three booted with no issues. The other two had some corrosion and will need to have their MB pulled and a deeper clean, but nothing that can't be fixed. Some had some expansion cards, including a nice brigeboard and the 5 1/4 drive for it. All were documented, tagged and returned to the warehouse for later use.
> I also spent some time with BillD in the museum and recorded a nice run down of the Univac start up and debugging procedure. An edited video will be posted to the VCF YouTube channel when it's ready (soon). Bill also showed off the cool printer he had installed for the UNIVAC, I will let him tell that story. I have some photos of it above and a short video of the insides coming today.
> It was a really nice day with a lot of people showing up and a number of VCF artifacts were fixed!
> https://twitter.com/VintageVolts/status/1348034202248355846 <https://twitter.com/VintageVolts/status/1348034202248355846>
>> On Jan 9, 2021, at 7:40 PM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> Anyone else want to chime in with what they worked on?
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