My CDTV Nightmare

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Re: My CDTV Nightmare

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Forgottenmyname wrote: Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:36 pm I used to sell Amigas back in the day and it was my least favourite too, that and we hardly sold any.
I like them, but I've never sold one, bought one, had one or used one. That might be why I like them :D
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You're not missing out.
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I’ve never used one. It never worked for long enough to actually run anything
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Only thing I found they were good for was viewing PD on CD or playing your audio cds.

The CD32 was a much better choice.
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Found the issue... i'll go over how i found this in a video. It was a total bar steward.

I'm gonna go full Liam Neeson on the designer of this machine..
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Ah, have seen that before too, bugger to spot, so well done. :dualthumbup:
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Wow I've had that happen to me as well in the past as well.
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LoL you are like a dog with a bone Steph :),

The disturbing thing I found about the CDTV mobo that it has no support underneath in the case and when you are plugging in new hardware the bloody mobo flexes disturbingly downwards into fresh air !, and I was always thinking well if that aint cracked any joints or ripped a trace then I am `Huckleberry Finn !"
And it was really a Barsteward to take the mobo out and install stuff so time consuming :(
But it will be interesting to see in your video what transpired bud :)

And liam would`ave shoved an Axe through it well before now mate :lol:
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terriblefire wrote: Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:13 pm Found the issue...
You found that with an axe?! Well done, sir! :bravo:
A kludge is a workaround or quick-and-dirty solution that is clumsy, inelegant, inefficient, difficult to extend and hard to maintain.

My lack of focus:
[ 8 * A500 ][ 2 * A500+ ][ 2 * A600 ][ 2 * A1200 ][ 2 * A2000 w/ A2386 ][ A4000 w/ TF4060, CyberVision 64 3D, FastLane SCSI Z3 ][ CD32 ][ VIC-20 ][ 4 * C64 Breadbin ][ 5 * C64C ][ 2 * C128 ][ C128D ][ C64 DTV ][ 3 * Mac Classics of different types ]
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Ok it once again boots DiagROM. The video output is completely dead though. not even syncs.
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