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Amiga CDTV Monitor [2]

Well, the story ends here for the moment. I tried to swap the contents of the two monitors I had. This seemed successful but in the end, when I wanted to close the back, it didn't fit. The new motherboard is 10 mm shorter and 5 mm wider than the old motherboard. So the sub-D connector cannot reach the connector on the motherboard and I cannot use this monitor. Will try to get a beige 1084S-D2 monitor and try again.

Amiga CDTV Monitor [1]

I have a complete setup of an Amiga CDTV with keyboard, diskdrive, mouse and monitor, all in black color. When I switched the set and monitor on to test the newly acquired keyboard I heard a big bang. And there was no picture on the display. I fear it has some part blown up so I opened her up and I found the reason of the big bang:

An electrolytic capacitor has exploded.

As this monitor didn't produce a nice picture I will try to swap the inner parts with a beige monitor of (almost) the same type.

To be continued.

CDTV Keyboard

This week I was lucky. I spotted an Amiga CDTV keyboard at the local online marketplace, UK layout.  Price € 10,00 only! I couldn't resist buying it and it arrived yesterday. After testing I immediately posted it on Amibay for € 75,00 and it went within the hour.

Volvo B16A Ignition Vacuum Advance Unit

Everyone who has a Volvo with B16A engine should know this: if you need a new vacuum advance unit for your ignition Bosch VJU4BR20, Volvo partnumber 233746, there is only one seller in the whole world that (at the moment) sells this item NOS. He is from Cyprus.


Grab one before you are forced to use an electronic ignition.

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