So my parents found our old Amiga 500 in the attic, in the original packaging even.
I'm pretty sure it still works, but my IT guy senses rang, and before attempting to power it on, I took a look at the expansion slot in the side (empty) and the trap door, which contained an expansion card with what I believe to be 4*128 kB of RAM and 4 more slots for additional RAM chips, as well as a battery (for an RTC?) which was corroded af.
So, I have several questions.
1. Does anyone recognize that expansion card? I didn't find a model name printed on it.
2. The battery is probably dead, can I just replace it? And what is the best way to clean the rest of the PCB from the acid or whatever came out?
3. Do the empty slots mean that if I find RAM chips identical to the ones already installed, can I just pop 'em on and enjoy 1MB instead of 512KB additional RAM?
4. If I had modules of a bigger capacity, could I replace the installed ones with them to have, say, 4 or even 8 Megs of RAM?
I'm somewhat on a tight budget, so I wouldn't want to invest a hundred bucks at a time to power up the Amiga, so no insane new power up card for me. But if you know about any cheaper powerups, I would appreciate being told about them.
Anyway, I already got my Retr0bright ingredients and am looking forward to cleaning the machine and finally playing some Might and Magic III and Pac Mania.