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Old 24 August 2014, 22:29   #1
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Amiga 600 production line photos

Not sure if this has already been posted but just seen it on Twitter.

1992 production line photos for the Amiga 600 from Hong Kong.

http://dustlayer.com/blog/2014/8/16/...e-in-hong-kong
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Old 24 August 2014, 22:36   #2
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Wow, thanks for sharing that find, Dave.

BTW, I've moved your thread to the Nostalgia & memories forum.
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Old 24 August 2014, 22:51   #3
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Only one floppy disk spotted and no joysticks. Thanks for link.
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Old 25 August 2014, 01:48   #4
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Anyone knows what that machinery is and what it does?
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Old 25 August 2014, 06:42   #5
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Some of those are the pick and place machines (the ones with all the rolls), they place all the components
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Yes defiantly pick and place machines, we had a smaller version of those at my first job where we made the motherboards for clocking in machines we built, don't see a flow solder machine, I doubt they would have hand soldered all those boards though (The one job I hated doing, soldering components to boards)
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Yes defiantly pick and place machines, we had a smaller version of those at my first job where we made the motherboards for clocking in machines we built, don't see a flow solder machine, I doubt they would have hand soldered all those boards though (The one job I hated doing, soldering components to boards)
I will have to have a look if the a500/2000 was wave soldered i dont remember seeing an arrow on the pcb indicating the direction through the machine although... the 600/1200 would be reflow soldered even if its not seen.
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Thought they would be, would not want to have to hand solder all of those components lol
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Old 25 August 2014, 11:47   #9
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Wow, it's so strange to look at these pictures. Somewhat depressing too.
I look at that rack (half) full of A600 boards and think "Is my board among them?" and "How many of those are still working?"
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Wow, it's so strange to look at these pictures. Somewhat depressing too.
I look at that rack (half) full of A600 boards and think "Is my board among them?" and "How many of those are still working?"
Interesting pics, had exactly the same thoughts. I always find obsolete industrial stuff slightly depressing in this way, so much effort and so little left

Interesting looking test rig hooked up to an A2000 too.
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oh my, that's hilarious! Those bastards from C= even hired rabbi (picture 10) for quality assurance!
Check out A300 (A600) motherboard under doormat ! (picture 7)

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oh my, that's hilarious! Those bastards from C= even hired rabbi (picture 10) for quality assurance!
Check out A300 (A600) motherboard under doormat ! (picture 7)
Lol doormat, it would most likely be ESD matting..
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Lol doormat, it would most likely be ESD matting..
That's the test rig I was talking about, looks like the A600 is in a recess with every port plumbed into that A2000. Maybe I'm seeing it wrong.

Pic11 is funny, looks a bit like my place. I wonder if test benches at IBM or Intel look like that.
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