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Brostenen
Posted 2022-01-18 9:11 PM (#2330 - in reply to #2329)
Subject: Re: Recently Played/Bought/Messed with



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I had the Amiga500 that I bought on the desk for service today. And yes, it is indeed a full ECS version of the non-Plus machine. Commodore never build this revision with battery, and it can be converted to full Plus if I want to. However this is not for modding at all. I have done a Plus convertion on my first 8a.1 machine.

However as cheap as it was, then it was NOT in working condition, as described by the seller. I suspect the seller had it powered on, but not tested. Power led activating is not the same as working. The machine had two things wrong with it. The first was the trapdoor memory module that was faulty, and the other was the floppy drive. I threw the mem module out and I have saved the drive for later, to see if I can fix it.

I installed a stock PC drive and connected my last PC-Amiga floppy drive converter cable between the drive and the board. And I installed an a512 Ram module that Individual computers have manufactured. So now I have a working Amiga500 Rev. 8a.1 with everything working. I will buy a gotek solution for this one, with a bracket that have a fake eject button, and then have the oled and selector switch on top of the grill. And do the same with an RGB-to-HDMI solution. Those two mod are non destructive to the case it self. Going to keep it as close to original as possible.

Ended up running memory test one hour, then watched 10 demo's. 100% stable and no issues.... Sweet!!!!




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Brostenen
Posted 2022-01-18 9:14 PM (#2331 - in reply to #2329)
Subject: Re: Recently Played/Bought/Messed with



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tedster - 2022-01-18 2:05 AM

If you have the space and don't need the money, keep it intact. They're only getting harder to find.

There's something appealing about a nice original machine.


There are just these two non destructive mod's that I want to do. I need to have it modernised. Using a USB-key to load software and have the option of HDMI for the image. I plan laser opgrade for my tank mouse as well.
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