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Old 10 April 2017, 21:08   #1
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my Kickstart Switcher collides with the keyboard


On my Amiga 500 my kickstart Switcher stands out so high, that it collides with my keyboard. This causes the system to crash rather often. Can somebody of you recommend a product that will fit inside the 500 without collusion? I plan to get a new switcher and two more kickstarter chips.

With kind regards
Old 11 April 2017, 00:25   #2
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maybe a A500Flash 1M - not really cheap. look for the video at buttom of page - different resellers.

the 5k version come with 512kb flash ram - so you cannot have kickstart 1.3 and 3.1 together ( 256kb + 512kb).

#1) looks like you need one original rom chip, so lets say kick 1.3 - and additionaly you can flash a 3.1 rom image, which you can find on the web and flash it.
or you have original 3.1 rom and can flash 1.2 and 1.3 rom so it may be big enough.

someone else can say something about this switcher?

#1) you may also attache some closeup images of your kickstart swicther - some expert may give you some advice to fix it.

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Old 11 April 2017, 08:53   #3
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Look for a switch with a ribbon cable.
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Old 11 April 2017, 21:10   #4
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Thanks a lot emufan and idrougge

My problem "solved itself" as now I lost an audio channel :-( :-(
I think I am simply going to buy another Amiga 500.
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hmm, maybe a capacitor replacement is all your board needs.
maybe on your own or a electronics workshop may do this.
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