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Commodore Amiga 500

Amiga 500 Amiga 500 Amiga 500

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Screen Gems Screen gems Screen gems

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Cartoon Classics Cartoon Classics

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... and yet more A500 Screen Gems

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Screen Gems

Say Cheese

Finally tracked down the cheese poly
that holds in the modulator...

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Battery Warning

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My A500 is very prescious to me. During the last month
the keyboard went walkies and I decided to simply swap out
the motherboard. I also took the opportunity to replace
the keyboard. The whole process took about an hour and
certainly was worth the effort. And now my favourite
A500 with its GVP sidecar are running just fine...

Point of note is the varying ribbon. One is an actual multi
coloured ribbon. The other just a series of coloured wires.
Also not how dusty the inside of the 500 has got over
the many years of use.

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If you have an A500 in store then you probably
won't need to worry too much about leaking batteries
Except that the card in the trapdoor may have a battery
like the one I found in this A501 silver cheese
So do check all the same...

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Commodore Amiga A500 and A500 Plus

Shades of the A500

A500's

I managed to add no less than four A500's
to the collection this month. Three are shown
above. Many of these were fitted with some
quite strange cards. Check out the new gallery
dedicated to the A500's cards




So you`ve bought an A500

Fancy firing up some classic Amiga games ?
Well check what I did with my recently acquired A500

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Very difficult to get an unyellowed A500 with seals intact

A500

Wb1.3

A500 Model

CPU Motorola 68000, 16 Bit
Clock Speed 7.16 NTSC; 7.09 PAL MHz
Coprocessor Multi-chip coprocessor system for DMA video
graphics and sound
Memory 512 KB RAM standard, expandable with optional
A501 to 1MB RAM internally; maximum RAM expamsion is 9 MB
ROM 512 KB
Interfaces External: Keyboard, floppy disk, Mouse/Joystick
Serial [RS232, PC-compatible], Parallel [Centronics PC-compatible
Video [DB23 15 KHz: RGB analog], Stereo Audio
Keyboard Integral 94 keys International
Disk Drives Standard: built-in 3.5 inch floppy drive
(Capacity: 880 KB formatted)
External Disk Drives One optional Amiga-compatible
Video Display Complies with North America: RGB NTSC
International: RGB PAL 4096 Colours
Environmental Specification Operating 0-45 degC
Sound 4 Independant sound channels configured to
two stereo channels
Text-to-speech conversion Built-in.
Clock/Calendar Optional with battery back-up; included
with A501 RAM expansion card
System Software Multitasking; includes AmigaDOS
Workbench and various utilities

Power Supply Switching 37.5 watts

A500 Plus Model

CPU Motorola 68000, 16 Bit
Clock Speed 7.16 NTSC; 7.09 PAL MHz
Coprocessor Multi-chip coprocessor system for DMA video
graphics and sound
Memory 1 MB RAM standard, expandable with optional
A501 plus to 2 MB RAM internally; maximum RAM expamsion is 10 MB
ROM 512 KB
Interfaces External: Keyboard, floppy disk, Mouse/Joystick
Serial [RS232, PC-compatible], Parallel [Centronics PC-compatible
Video [DB23 15 KHz: RGB analog], Stereo Audio
Keyboard Integral 94 keys International
Disk Drives Standard: built-in 3.5 inch floppy drive
(Capacity: 880 KB fromatted)
External Disk Drives One optional Amiga-compatible
Video Display Complies with North America: RGB NTSC
International: RGB PAL 4096 Colours
Environmental Specification Operating 0-45 degC
Sound 4 Independant sound channels configured to
two stereo channels
Text-to-speech conversion Built-in.
Clock/Calendar Built battery back-up
with A501 RAM expansion card
System Software Multitasking; includes AmigaDOS
Workbench and various utilities

Power Supply Switching 37.5 watts

68000 Microprocessor

The central processing unit of the A500 Series is a Motorola
68000 microprocessor running at clock speed of 7 megahertz
[MHz]. (Clock speed given in MHz is one measure of how fast
a computer`s microprocessor can perform tasks,)

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