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Old 08 November 2018, 19:13   #1
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Hello from Ottawa, Canada

As someone that was a teen during the 80s, I love all the computers from that time, with a soft spot for the MSX ones (not very popular outside Japan, Netherlands, Spain and Brazil apparently).
After buying a bunch of Commodore stuff (C64, C128) I started looking for an Amiga and today out-of-the-blue, someone posted one for sale here in town, that belonged (according to him) to his mom.
As I do not know much about Amiga (never owned one) from what I can tell it is an Amiga 500 and came with an expansion that attaches to the side. I opened the expansion and it seems to be in perfect shape. It even has a Maxtor 120Mb hard disk on it and 8MB RAM. There is also what seems a Motorola 68030 on it. The label on the thing says A530 Turbo.
As it came with no power supply, I cannot test anything.
I ordered a PSU for the Amiga itself but it seems this A530 has its own power supply so I may need to hack something (like another Amiga PSU) to get the 5-pin connector this thing has.
It was dirty cheap (USD 150) and everything seems to be in very good shape. Hopefully it will power on when I get the PSU.


Once everything is working I am definitely curious about what is on that hard disk!


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Old 08 November 2018, 19:41   #2
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As someone that was a teen during the 80s, I love all the computers from that time, with a soft spot for the MSX ones (not very popular outside Japan, Netherlands, Spain and Brazil apparently).
Are you from one of those countries? I too was a teen during the 80's, but I never saw an MSX computer in Canada. I never even heard of MSX until I was.. middle aged in the 2000's.
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Old 08 November 2018, 19:43   #3
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Are you from one of those countries? I too was a teen during the 80's, but I never saw an MSX computer in Canada. I never even heard of MSX until I was.. middle aged in the 2000's.
Yep. I was born in Brazil but moved to Canada a long time ago. The MSX somehow was available in the US but from what I know, it never made its way to Canada. Great machine though.
Now I just want to get the Amiga 500 going. See if that expansion board thing works too. LOL
Are you in Canada?


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Old 08 November 2018, 21:20   #4
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Hello from MTL and welcome!
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Old 08 November 2018, 21:43   #5
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Hello from MTL and welcome!
Thanks! Rest assured I will request as much help as I can get from my fellow Canadians.


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Old 08 November 2018, 23:21   #6
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I'm in Windsor, Ontario. We'll help you out as much as we can.
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Old 09 November 2018, 00:14   #7
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Hello and welcome to EAB.

It's always nice to see more folks from NA in this case from the

Great White North as Bob and Doug Mackenzie would say
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Old 09 November 2018, 23:34   #8
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