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Old 17 October 2015, 20:33   #1
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Smile Greetings from the UK!

Hello everyone!

I just got myself an Amiga 500 off eBay for 42. I think I got a good deal it came with 32 boxed games and peripherals and still has the warranty sticker on it and it seems to run well.

I plan on using it to play games and possibility look at learning 68000 Assembly and try to write games for the Amiga.

I look forward to being part of the Amiga community.

 
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Old 17 October 2015, 20:58   #2
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Congrats!
Nice looking A500.
First thing I'd do is check the trapdoor slot for a RAM/Clock expansion.
Those can have batteries which can leak and ruin the expansion.

Since most people don't seem to really need a real time clock on their A500, they tend to just remove the batteries. (Depending on the expansion model, that can just be unplugging or some clipping)

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Old 17 October 2015, 21:18   #3
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Congrats!
Nice looking A500.
First thing I'd do is check the trapdoor slot for a RAM/Clock expansion.
Those can have batteries which can leak and ruin the expansion.

Since most people don't seem to really need a real time clock on their A500, they tend to just remove the batteries. (Depending on the expansion model, that can just be unplugging or some clipping)

desiv
Thanks for the advice I checked the trapdoor it's empty. Will look at ram upgrades at some point.
 
Old 18 October 2015, 00:59   #4
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What a nice haul!

That should give you a great start with your new hobby.
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Old 18 October 2015, 09:14   #5
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That's a fine looking A500 and an excellent deal
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