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Old 07 December 2015, 03:53   #1
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I'm new here, but have you seen this?

What the ??? I thought I had seen everything, this is a machine that is supposed to be "Preserved" by a preservation group...
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The Computer Preservation Group is dedicated to the preservation of historical computers.
I choked and spat my coffee out when I read that line.

This is the sort of butchery that when done properly and well, can look good... but I have to say that this is IMHO a serious error of judgement in constructing this and it will fail standard electrical tests because it is not housed in a sealed box, it is exposed and therefore poses a danger to the user, it has been modified and looking like it has also had electrical modification too...!
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Old 07 December 2015, 04:49   #2
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Oh dear! I assume they picked this "stray puppy" up in that condition.
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Old 07 December 2015, 08:19   #3
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I thought these are nails
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Old 07 December 2015, 08:27   #4
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Particularly like the way the RF shielding has been "carefully cut" to allow access to the kickstart and Agnus chips...

Ouch!

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Old 07 December 2015, 15:21   #5
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You just can't knock quality when you see it...



Its got everything, part wood frame, wood effect finish and the front end... outstanding workmanship.

IDK who did that to it but it looks like one of grandpa's shed tinkerings / projects.

Does anyone want to volunteer to help them with thier valuation of it?

I would say were talking in the £50 area, thats them paying you £50 to take it off their hands or maybe they should invest in a new shell for it.
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Old 07 December 2015, 17:06   #6
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There are no words to describe that mess.
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Old 07 December 2015, 17:24   #7
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I found it very disturbing and painful to see those pictures.
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Old 07 December 2015, 20:47   #8
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someone doesn't even know what "tower" means, it is clearly a desktop case format
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Old 07 December 2015, 22:43   #9
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Stick a couple of bolts in its temples and the resemblence to Frankenstein's monster is uncanny!
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Old 09 December 2015, 05:13   #11
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wanna puke, see what someone did with A3000

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Amiga-Comput...p2056016.l4276

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Old 09 December 2015, 07:52   #12
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You guys have no idea what you're talking about, that A500 is beautiful!

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Old 11 December 2015, 21:04   #13
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wanna puke, see what someone did with A3000

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Amiga-Comput...p2056016.l4276

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Simple explanation:

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Old 15 December 2015, 17:36   #15
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I looked again because I am researching my A500, I can see that it only has a commodore logo, like mine... According to my readings, it is a very early A500 release like mine...

IMHO Granddad that threw this baby together should stay out of the shop...
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