So - I am still in the components gathering phase for my A2000 Replica build. I already showed you guys the A2000 case and my attempts to clean it. I now have received the blank PCB from Acill.
Damn! I think those boards look beautiful in blue.
I ordered all of the Electronic components from Mouser and they arrived on Monday. Resistors, capacitors etc. Additionally, my donor machine arrived on Friday and I got round to unpacking it today. The outer case is in pretty bad shape. Yellowed, dirty and missing a keycap.
However, I opened her up an the internals look pretty much in mint condition.
Also, most importantly, I can see plenty of components on that board that I can scavenge. Paula, Denise, Agnus ( 8372A ), Gary, RAM, 68K + DB23 connector. A2000 really does share many of the same components as an A500. At £80 from eBay - it really is cheaper to buy a donor A500 than to buy the chips separately. Only 512 K of RAM though - so I may need to buy some more of that.
The next step in the project will be for me to create a spreadsheet which has all of the locations on it - e.g. R1, R2, R3 etc. and to fill in the details of the exact component that needs to go in there e.g. 1Kohm resistor etc. Currently I am struggling to find a source for this information. Acill suggested that I use the service manual for this. I thought I had found this. However, it turns out I found the technical reference manual
- which doesn't have the location by location detail that I need.
Anyone know where I can download the A2000 service manual from? Or - if anyone else has already created a sheet with this information on it - that would obviously be a massive help to me...
Also - I have been trying to find some _very_ high res photos of the Rev 6.2 A2000 motherboard. Normally when you attempt a project like this, you would have a broken A2000 board, which you are looking to replace. I don't have that, so some hi res scans of the board would be a good substitute. I have tried looking on the Big Book of Amiga Hardware
They don't really have any really high res images of the Rev 6.2 board. This one is too blurry
Anyone else know where I can get such images from? I have obviously tried Google, but nothing else of appropriate detail is showing up.