I've recently acquired an Amiga 1000 and really like the look and feel of it. I grew up with the 500 (and have a few of those too) but much prefer the look of an Amiga 1000 paired with a 1080/1084 monitor.
One issue I had right away was that my MKL 8MB + IDE68K socket adaptors didn't quite fit with the floppy in place. The other problem was that I can't be bothered to put in a Kickstart disk every time I turn it on; I really really really don't like that part so something had to be done.
Two nights of watching videos, reading the KiCad documentation and wayback machine'ing old Kickstart modification pages
later, I've managed to create a circuit board to both shift the socket forward+left and accept a 512K ROM to replace the Kickstart disk. I've successfully tested the resulting circuit board and it indeed accomplishes both requirements.
Be warned, I'm no electrical engineer and won't be held responsible for any damage you do to your system. If you can't do this yourself, ask someone who can. Otherwise, enjoy the read
Note: The following three steps are to be performed on the daughter board.
You're supposed to cut the track on pin 17 of U6J, but who wants to permanently destroy a track on their beautiful Amiga 1000?
A better solution is to remove the chip, socket it and just pull pin 17.
Solder a 4.7Kohm resistor between pins 1 and 20 on U4K.
Connect J1 from my board to pin 13 U6L (DAUGEN). Instead of soldering directly to the chip, I just used the nearest via and put a Dupont connector on the other end.
Continued on the next post...