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ScuzzBlog: Diaries October 2017

Entry 23rd October 2017: Post: 3

Anatomy of an Amiga 500 Plus

I was a little perplexed that I had uncovered another 500 Plus in
the Cartoon Classics box and not checked to see if it still had its
battery. And so today I decided to take the computer apart to set
my mind at rest. Here is what happened.

I again removed the 500 Plus from the Cartoon Classics box

Checked if she was working. Used a spare 1.3
disk that was lying around.

First problem is the star screws

Always use the correct tool to remove these screws

Or you will render them useless and have to
drill the little blighters out

There are six screws to be removed

I generally swap them out where I can

Three screws at the back and three at the front

Gently unclip the top cover from the machine

Unlike the A1200 the top can be fully removed
without snagging the LED wires

Note the keyboard connector. There is no real
need to disconnect this

Simply fold the keyboard over to the back

Remove the four screws to the shielding

The side expansion slot cover is a bit fiddly

Next lift the metal tabs with a small screwdriver

Then carefully lift the shielding. The metal
is very sharp so avoid cutting yourself

And there we have it and the battery has
already been removed.. by me

Ok time for the tour. The 68000 processor

Meet Denise

Introducing Paula

And Gary

Next up is Fat Agnus


Your Odd CIA [ A ]

And your Even CIA [ B ]

512 or is it 1MB of RAM

Just your run of the mill B52s

And real close up

Not forgetting why we are here. Seriously
if you have an A500Plus you need to remove
that killer of a battery as soon as possible

All back togther now and just the top to fit

Back in the box and safe from battery damage

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