Amiga 2000 (Finally done)

Part 5/5

Amiga 2000 (Finally done)
After, Fixing the mainboard Refurbishing the PSU Installing the SCSI2SD Installing the GoTek drive Finally done! Well almost, because there where some small problems. First of all, and I wonder why I didn’t notice that before, the bottom of the case was badly warped. So I had to take everything out again and bend the case into a bit more acceptable shape. And of course rebuild the whole thing again. [Read More]

Amiga 2000 (Floppy)

Part 4/5

Amiga 2000 (Floppy)
After the SCSI HD conversion from a real HD to a SD-Card, it is time to add a way to easily use floppy images by adding a GoTek floppy emulator. The GoTek case is a lot smaller than the 3.5" floppy opening, some kind of frame is needed. Since the previous owner already drilled some holes in the slot plate I used that as a frame for the GoTek. [Read More]

Amiga 2000 (SCSI HD)

Part 3/5

Amiga 2000 (SCSI HD)
After fixing the Amiga 2000 motherboard and the refurbishing the PSU I upgraded the HD from a real SCSI-drive to a SD-Card via a SCSI2SD. Together with my brother in law and his company Art and Tech VoF we created a 3D printed bracket that makes it possible to attach the SCSI2SD onto the Amiga SCSI controller card where the HD used to be. [Read More]

Amiga 2000 (PSU)

Part 2/5

After fixing the Amiga 2000 motherboard it was time to cleanup the power supply. I preemptively wanted to remove all the electrolytic capacitors so I ordered some new ones. Since the power supply is just a single sided PCB, getting the old capacitors out and soldering the new capacitors in would be relatively easy. But this model (later versions don’t seem to have it) has a little daughter PCB that kind of block access and itself also had two capacitors on it that I also wanted to replace. [Read More]

Amiga 2000

Part 1/5

A while back I bought a non-working Amiga 2000 that, according the seller, only displayed a white screen. In the 80’s and early 90’s I only had an Amiga 500, so I thought it would be fun to now get a working Amiga 2000, and restoring one would be a nice X-mas holiday project. Dealing with the Amiga Killer One of the main Amiga 2000 killers is the battery, after 30 plus years they tend to leak and in the worst case can corrode away half the PCB. [Read More]