Commodore Amiga A500 restoration thread

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  1. Droodle

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    So , i finally got my hands on the old Commodore i used to play with more than 10 years ago :D

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    I wonder what kind of jack that is.. At first i thought it was a VGA input , but i was wrong.
    The bad thing is that i dont have the cable that connects from the amiga to the display , but ill figure something out. If i dont find it ill look up the pinout and make my own cable

    So , let the restoration begin !
     
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    It's an RS-232 serial port. You can connect peripherals (mice, keyboard, ...) and other stuff like it.

    Good luck with restoration.
     
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    Hvala roki

    Since i lost the original power supply , i figured that i would have to make my own for the amiga , but when i googled the power pinouts i realised that an old pc PSU will do just fine
    ( 5v , 12v )

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    Okay , so lets proceed with cleaning the amiga

    I first removed all of the buttons from the keyboard and cleaned them one by one
    Its pretty interesting how each single button on the keyboard has its own spring

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    While i was cleaning i noticed this little panel that can be removed.. so as you may guess i went ahead and removed it and found something that looks like a memory extension or whatever

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    Aaaand after a lot of wd-40 , rubbing , cleaning .. TA DA!
     
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