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    What A Day

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    What a day i have had. Today i have started work for a charity shop + i know every one in there any way.
    Got told to sort out the back room so i made a start. Got to the bottom of a pile of boxes 2nd box from the bottom and there it was a boxed Commodore Amiga A500 in very good condition + a box of games + 30ish disks, 2 mice..Took home what i could, The Amiga is been delivered tonight could not carry box on the bike A better inspection tonight to see if it all works. and i didnt pay for it my mother did an early birthday present awsome.
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    Nice find. I suppose it is a perk of working in such a place. As long as they get a donation from someone for it all is good.

    Hope it works.

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    Great find I always like to have a look round charity shops as you never know what one might find, some Amiga games would be nice one day

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    The best I ever found in charity shops were a couple of Amiga books. No hardware yet.

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    Its also amazing what people donate + what gets thrown out because its not good enough to sell. Since i known the staff the hardware that gets thrown out silly like some games consoles,handhelds.old books.
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    Hi All
    An update i have just tried my A500 and bugger got a green screen so i think thats the chip ram. So have take it apart to re seat all the IC's .
    Now i have to break the warranty seals
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    Update
    Re seated all chips and by this time it was just the board power on, A520 plugged in still nothing. and then what happens when i take out memory upgrade board and it works now looking out for memory board. and i found out how much me mother paid for it 5 then she got her discount as well

    Update 2
    Now looking at the memory board its from Trilogic and has an on board switch and guess what the battery has leaked.

    Update 3
    There is a break in the track where the battery has leaked fingers crossed it might work. The battery is now off. All cleaned + some tracks are broken.
    now to bridge the gaps in the tracks + find a replacement battery 3.6 volt.
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    You could replace the battery with a coin battery holder instead, but you would need to add a diode in line with the battery to prevent the Amiga trying to charge the battery. Or you can buy a direct replacement battery from amigakit.com, and they are a type that won't leak.

    You could also just forget the battery as it will work OK without it.

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    Hi Harrison thanks for the info. i think i will leave the battery off since its not really needed
    So bridge the gaps that should be it hopefully.
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    You don't need to bridge the gaps where the battery was, it should work fine with it just removed, or did you mean the repairs to the broken PCB tracks?

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    I did mean the broken PCB tracks. Because of where the breaks in the track are some small wire is needed. To by pass the broken bits of track.
    Many Thanks
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    Update
    Tried to fix but no joy it's broken oh well.
    Still happy with A500 though.
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