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Posted Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:22 am

New member. Picked up an Amiga 1000 last week. It powered on but wasn't working. The guy was kinda over it as far as trouble shooting goes. He has a collection of retro computers and didn't need one that was causing more grief than fun.
Anyway, I picked it up for a mere $200.
Amiga 1000 with EZDINEG's ROM switching board. Commodore 1084 monitor, External 3.5 and external 5.25. A Alpha Circuits (Technisoft) RAM Expansions Techni Soft RAM Board, capable of 8MB but only has 2MB, And a GenLock.
I won't be using the GenLock or the expansion board, likely not the 5.25 external floppy either.
After many hours of YouTube and reading I finally sorted out the issues. So right now it is basically a stock Amiga 1000 with a ROM board. I did purchase a "Parciero 2" but I have not installed it yet. The Parciero maker "David Dunklee" was extremely helpful. I can't say enough great things about him.
My love for the 1000 is due to that was the model I purchased as a college student. I still remember being in the store and struggling with "Do I buy the 1000 or the 500?" Well externally the 1000 looked way more impressive. In hindsight I could have had the 500 which was more upgradable. It doesn't matter. I love the 1000 :)

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Twickenham , U.K.

Posted Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:20 pm

So that is a good story and a fine purchase. It is one of the more iconic machines. Got any plans for what you are going to do with the machine now that it is up an running?

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Posted Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:53 am

Yeah, great buy and "restoration" ! Happy to see a new A1000 working.

Any idea of what you want to do with it ? Upgrade it a little bit and using the stunning WB 1.3 ? ;) If yes, you're in the good place to find so many useful tips and informations !

Amiga rulez ! <3

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Toronto, Canada

Posted Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:51 pm

@ Solex68

My Amiga 1000 took me through University and luckily I didn't have the heart to sell it back in the 90's and I've still got her with me today..welcome aboard :boing: <3

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