Articles from John "Chucky" Hertell
This is how to upgrade a Cyberstorm 68040 Accelerator for the Amiga 3000/4000 to 68060.
I got a A4000 motherboard and Cyberstorm MK2 040 sent to me from my friend Klementino from Croatia to be repaired and maybe do something with the Cyberstorm, so why not max it out?
The Cyberstorm Acceleratorcars are the best accelerators for big box Amigas and it for sure is a beaty:
A while ago I found a hack how to add 64MB or RAM into the Amiga 4000 motherboard:
To get there just check http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?57613-64mb-fastram-to-your-A4000-mobo
ONE SIDENOTE: this hack will NOT work on Rev D Amiga 4000 (those with the 030 soldered onboard) or the A4000T
I was sent an Amiga 2000. The powersupply on it died.
So how to fix this? well. you can put in an modern ATX Powersupply. So I did, and this is a short writeup of how to do it.
First of all, as most (all?) modern ATX PSUs do not contain the -5V signal, you will have problems using some ISA cards if you use a bridgeboard. but as this is not a very common usage, this will not be a big problem.
So, first, remove your old PSU and open it.
IMPORTANT! do NOT touch the big capacitors on the A2000 PSU or the ATX one.
One of the most common problem with the Amiga 4000 is for sure Battery leakage.
This post will be about repairing such stuff and will be updated.
Now I want to install PFS3, so I have been lazy and downloaded the PFS3 from aminet: http://aminet.net/package/disk/misc/PFS3_53 and unpacked it. (7zip unpacks lha files) and put it in the “T” directory of my rescuepartition.
in WB, first doubleclick on “Rescue”, rightclick to get the menues in the Window menu, Show -> all files” then you can fint T and then click to PFS3 install icons
Many times on different forums I have seen the question:
1. How do I install Workbench on a CF Card to me moved to my Amiga
2. How do I use PFS3
So, I decided to do this step-by-step guide of doing both of this. I will use workbench 3.9 if you want to install 3.1 you are in your own after you mounted the CF etc. But if you use large CF cards I recomend you to use 3.9 with all boingbags.
Now it is time to fix power, storage and finalize the build.
First, as the BPPC requires more power then the Amiga motherboard can handle. I have to add one extra +5V line. I was thinking on how to fix this. First I was planned to use the “Sheild” cable in the powercable as it was unused, but after some thinking I decided this to be a bad move and IF I should connect that to an non-modified Amiga, bad things would happen. So I decided to have a extra powercable for the separate +5V.