Category: Amiga

Upgrades on Upgrades 0

Upgrades on Upgrades

I’ve taken a little timeout this weekend to play with my Amiga 1200 Tower. Recently I got a very cool Apollo 1260 Accelerator card with a 80Mhz clocked Freescale 68060 CPU. One downside to the A1260 over the Blizzard line...

A1200 Motherboard Repairs (part 4) 0

A1200 Motherboard Repairs (part 4)

Still looking at the 1.D.1 board with the bad capacitors and missing IDE connection. I managed to clean up the IDE connector as you can see below. A little flux and the solder pump did the job. I also removed...

A1200 Motherboard Repairs (part 3) 0

A1200 Motherboard Repairs (part 3)

Finally got chance to take a look at another couple of A1200 boards. Firstly a version 1.D.4 that looked to be in good cosmetic condition. This board booted up and passed all my tests so far. No work needed. Happy...

A1200 Motherboard Repairs (part 2) 0

A1200 Motherboard Repairs (part 2)

Lets take a look at another couple of A1200 boards from the pile. The first one was working right away, it was just missing its mouse port. With it being a rev. 1.D.4, the mouse port is on a ribbon...

Amiga 1200 Motherboard Repairs 0

Amiga 1200 Motherboard Repairs

I decided it would be a good idea to find a spare motherboard for my A1200 tower or WHDLoad system. I thought I might have one or two in storage that might need attention but should be fixable. Found 5!...

Amiga 600 Vampire project 0

Amiga 600 Vampire project

I’ve started work on my Amiga 600 in preparation for the arrival of my Vampire 600 accelerator board. This little board will upgrade the modest A600 to around 100x its original speed and performance. It also adds GFX modes with...