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Old 18 May 2013, 14:24   #1
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Amiga A500 HD+ Impact Series II Hard Drive Power Problem


I have a Amiga A500 HD+ Impact Series II Hard Drive for my Amiga 500, but it has a faulty power supply. I have heard that it is possible to run this from the Amiga Power Supply by altering either a jumper or solder point on the board.

Any help would be much appreciated.

I have attached a couple of pics of the circuit board.



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Old 18 May 2013, 15:13   #2
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From the pics, shorting jumper CN5 and cutting jumper CN15 should reroute the hard disk +12V line to feed from the A500.

Likewise, shorting CN6 and cutting CN16 appears to reroute the +5V line to feed from the A500.

Keep in mind that some of the stock A500 power supplies weren't all that robust and didn't have a lot of headroom in the power department.
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Old 19 May 2013, 14:12   #4
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Thanks for the replies, with the information provided it was easy to get the drive to use the Amiga as the power.

Thanks again for the info

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