Originally Posted by chiark
I'd personally be very, VERY wary of buying a 4000 from anyone other than a trusted seller on here, or Amibay.
The reason? 4000s have batteries. Which leak. And destroy the RTC circuit, potentially the mouse circuit and potentially the fast memory.
They also have high incidences of leaking capacitors in the audio circuitry, which means knackered sound.
I have 2 4000s, but the 1200 I have is more reliable!
Yeah I noticed some corrosion around the battery in my 512k expansion on A500 . I have cleaned it up and seems to be working fine except the battery no longer holds charge .
Deff seems like the A1200 is a good all round machine .
Appreciate the advice .