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    New Toy!

    Well what can I say, brought this great computer at Amibay from Scrappysphinx (Great seller by the way!), and been cleaning it and repairing some parts, it's now ready for some hardware prOn!
    Specs are OCS chipset, Kick 1.3, 1MB Chip Ram.

    Here's what came on the box:
    A500 unit (Red Power Led and Red Caps Led), 4,3A PSU, Tank mouse, RF Lead, A520 Modulator and a Spare Drive (Panasonic JU-xxx can't remember the rest ), and Full 1.3 Workbench disk set.


    PSU, 4.3A Heavy Unit:


    Now the scary part... Lower Shield corrusion :

    Dispite the level of corrusion on the shield, the insulation layer protected the motherboard (Rev5_3) and it's on top shape and very clean

    Motherboard with 512k ram expansion:


    Top shield in perfect condition:


    Here's the lower shield repaird, rust totaly removed and polished, painted with anti corrusion paint:



    Fully assembled and fully working:


    All plastics took a nice clean, keyboard keys went to the washer .

    For finish some RetrObrite experience:
    Mouse before:


    Mouse after 1 day on RetrObrite:



    Buyed an RGB to Scart + audio Lead, image and sound are perfect .
    Planning to use retrObrite on the hole case and fully restore this great machine to it's glory days!! Thanks Scrappysphinx!

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    Pretty neat!
    Proud owner of;
    3X A-500
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    4xC-64
    1x1541-III
    A-500 FOREVER!!!!:p

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    Wow. I knew Ret0brite was good but that looks like a new mouse. If only they could come up with something like that for women.
    A1200 Power Tower
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    Blizzard 210Mhz (overclocked to 266Mhz) 603e PPC with 25Mhz 040 (Overclocked to 33Mhz) 256Mb RAM
    ZIV
    CV64/3D
    3.2Gb HDD + 20GB HDD

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    well, when they get to 40 You can trie to change her for two of 20...

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    A new advert for Retr0brite:


    Retr0brite it won't do this


    but it will do this

    A1200 Power Tower
    OS 3.9 / CGX4 / OS4.0
    Blizzard 210Mhz (overclocked to 266Mhz) 603e PPC with 25Mhz 040 (Overclocked to 33Mhz) 256Mb RAM
    ZIV
    CV64/3D
    3.2Gb HDD + 20GB HDD

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    That is an impressive cleaning job.
    Sam440EP & AOS4.1, 250 gig SATA HD & DVD Rewriter.

    Towered A1200 3.1 rom, OS3.9 and OS4.0
    PPC 166 mhz 060 50mhz, 192 meg.
    Buffered Interface, 40 & 80 gig HDs, CD & DVD Rewriters.
    Mediator 1200TX, Voodoo 5500, Radeon ATI 9200, Audio, USB, Ethernet, TV/FM.
    Card reader and 19" TFT Monitor.

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    Very nice restoration.

    If you haven't played a classic game in years, it's never too late to start!


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