Here we have some video of the Amstrad Mega PC, which has been upgraded to the Amstrad Mega PC Plus (or the Amstrad Mega “Plus”) by replacing the 386SX motherboard with a 486SLC motherboard. That’s right, all the instructions of … Continue reading
While trying to install MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.11, the hard drive decided to short the machine. I tried another power supply thinking it was simply that, and what happened? Plumes of smoke rising from the machine! After pulling the … Continue reading
I’ve been having issues with getting any sound from the PC side of my Mega PC. At first, I thought it might be because I have no idea what drivers to use. However, because it is AdLib based, as in … Continue reading
This is a quick video on how to override the Mega Drive ISA card for PC only mode. By doing this you can troubleshoot issues on the PC side with access to the entire motherboard. I am fairly sure I’ve … Continue reading
Here’s an idea of what the PicoPSU chews up when connected to a Pentium III 800MHz machine with 512MB RAM, hard drive, and floppy drive attached. It performs surprisingly well. I should really retest this with the unit under load … Continue reading
First up we have some test desoldering of a RAM chip off a RAM chip board to see if this would even work using a heat gun.
Next we have part one desoldering the quad flat package (QFP) 386SX on … Continue reading
The time has come. We wish you a safe journey AMD 386SX CPU. You have served us well. Armed with a heat gun and flux, work begins to create a 50MHz Amstrad Mega PC motherboard.
EDIT: Everything is on fire! … Continue reading
Wow! My mind been racing at 1000 miles an hour. I can barely keep up with the ideas for future mods jump in. Let’s start with what I’ve been scribbling down on the paper next to my computer. I have … Continue reading
Above is a quick demo of my dual screen setup. Figured I’d record a video of a Saturn in action while I was running burn-in tests on them.
I recorded this while waiting for my Enhanced Soundtrack for Pier Solar … Continue reading