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Old 11 February 2007, 09:14   #1
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Which amigas need Batteries removed? and pics of said battery

Hi all

I'm an amiga newbie and have been reading about old corroding amiga batteries

I have amiga 500s an amiga 500 plus and amiga 501 memory things

now I thought only the 501 memory things had leaking batteries but from my reading I believe the 500 plus also has a battery

could someone let me know which of these ( A500 A500+ and A501) has batteries and also point me in the direction of a diagram or photo showing where these batteries are located, as they all look like capacitors to me

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Old 11 February 2007, 09:49   #2
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A500+ was the only A500 with a battery.

Some A501 Trapdoor RAM expansions also have a battery.

On the A500 motherboard the Battery is at the top left corner of the trap door cut out and the silk screen (writing on the motherboard) suprise suprise says "Battery".

Battery Present
Battery Removed
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Old 11 February 2007, 10:09   #3
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Cheers for that, is the battery also labelled on the A501?
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Old 11 February 2007, 10:53   #4
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Batteries are Big, soldered at both ends directly to the CAN and usually have VARTA written on them.

A capacitor is small, usually soldered at one end to two wires.

A501 with VARTA battery

If you cannot now tell the difference between a battery and a capacitor, post back here and I'll publically eat my hat.

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Old 11 February 2007, 13:20   #5
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ohhhhh alexh..... you should never say things like that......


you may end up eating your hat....
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Old 11 February 2007, 20:21   #6
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its not too bad if its a Pork Pie Hat, but a 10 gallon is a lot too swallow
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Old 11 February 2007, 22:59   #7
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Just remember i am an amiga newb from the PC world and batteries to me are little round silver things

Thanks for the Pics i will get chopping tonight
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PC's used to have the same barrel shaped NiCd batteries as used in the Amiga up till the mid 90s when coin cells started appearing on them as well. :-)
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Just out of curiosity how does a 1200 keep its time if it hasnt got a battery?
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It doesn't

But many accelerator cards had batteries and you could also buy an internal clock upgrade for the A1200 - hence the clockport
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Old 17 February 2007, 10:50   #11
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update

Ok removed all the batteries all apart from one were leaking,

what is the cheapest easiest way to clean the circuit boards where the battery leak has occurred as there is a lot of corrosion in the areas where the batteries were.
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