Commodore Amiga Retro


A1200 Tower

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to see the tower in its completed state

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Amiga 1200 Tower (EZ Tower)

Modifying that motherboard

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Step by Step

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Prepare a clean A1200 baseboard and install the shielding.
Insert the A1200 motherboard, making sure you fold over
all of those dangerous metal sharp tabs. Note that I have
already inserted the EZ keyboard adaptor.

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Next up I changed the old 3.0 ROMS for the new 3.1 ROMS
If you intend doing any serious upgrading you really need
the later ROM chips. I keep the paper handy to remind me
which way round the chips go.

I then installed the scandoubler flicker fixer, which enables
me to use a PC monitor. In this case a DELL monitor

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I tried the board out with an 8MB RAM board to start with
just in case the board went pop. This enabled me the opportunity
to install the Apollo libraries. I then swapped cards and installed
the Apollo 1260 68060 with 32MB RAM.

I then formatted a 1GB hard drive and set up two IDE 3.5"
drives off the 4 Way Buffered Interface

Next up will be the CD and the OS upgrade

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Last updated 07/10/06