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Re: A2000 Replica Build

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:21 am
by grshaw
Olem: Post more pictures when you get it cased and set up!
Sure thing. Put it in a case yesterday.
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Today, I have been cleaning the keyboard, which I bought off eBay and looks like it had never been cleaned in the last 30 years. :D I could post an article about the clean up job on the keyboard.
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Red LEDs baby. Oh yeah!

I have gone for the authentic 1980s feel. I want the machine to look like it is brand new, with no modern enhancements. I want it to re-create my A1500 from BITD. Anyone know where I can buy an Amiga 1500 case badge? That would just be the Icing on the case for me. :D Still need to get that CRT monitor.

The Floppy disk needs servicing TBH - it's not reliable. Problems reading disks that I know to be good. I will need to sort that out.

One thing I did notice yesterday was that the power LED is red. That's different from my old A1500, but I think I can live with that. Looks better in my opinion. Apparently, the older A2000s have a red LED, just like the older A500s. Was a nice surprise when I was greeted with this yesterday.
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Re: A2000 Replica Build

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:58 am
by BloodyCactus
that looks really awesome! Great job mate

Re: A2000 Replica Build

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:31 pm
by Zippy Zapp
Awesome build, Great job troubleshooting and getting it going.

I have 2 A2000's. One was the one I used back in the day. They both had battery damage and I repaired them but it would nice to have a clean undamaged board so I ordered one from the UK. Now just need to get all the parts. I have some damaged A500 boards so I can always get chips from that If I need to.

Re: A2000 Replica Build

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:14 pm
by obitus1990
grshaw wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:21 am
want it to re-create my A1500 from BITD. Anyone know where I can buy an Amiga 1500 case badge? That would just be the Icing on the case for me. :D Still need to get that CRT monitor.
Dominick Boos on the Commodore Amiga Facebook group makes some nice case badge reproductions. He's in Switzerland, I think. I've bought several from him.

He also sells nice reproduction boxes for the wedge Amigas...
here is his site:
https://www.plakativ-druck.ch/shop/index.php

Re: A2000 Replica Build

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:56 am
by grshaw
Thanks obitus1990. Looks like I am in luck :D

https://www.plakativ-druck.ch/shop/inde ... id_lang=13

Re: A2000 Replica Build

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:45 am
by McTrinsic
May I ask you a favour?

Could you tell me the exact dimensions of the mainboard?

Re: A2000 Replica Build

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:33 am
by grshaw
Yup. Sure. Dimensions are 418 x 355 mm. Or, in imperial units: 16.5 x 14 inches.

Re: A2000 Replica Build

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:48 am
by McTrinsic
Thanks!!

Re: A2000 Replica Build

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:54 pm
by eugenenine
grshaw wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:33 am
Or, in imperial units: 16.5 x 14 inches.
What about rebellion units?

I have a battery damaged 2000, I'm tempted to do this too. Is the board expensive?

Re: A2000 Replica Build

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:30 am
by grshaw
Hey there.

I bought my board from Acill. I think it cost me $80 plus Postage. He may have some PCBs left.

Additionally, Rob Taylor is selling some cool looking black PCBs on his Tindie store for $50 plus postage:

Postage is likely to be expensive because they are such big boards.