A501... advice?

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Evenin' all, I've got a shielded A501 expansion for the dear old A500. Got it with my Miggy 500 a while back but acquired another 3rd party expansion and at loggerheads which one to sell? which one would you chaps out there deem as the best? the official Commodore or 3rd party... pics coming ;)

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I think the honest answer is "There's not much difference" -- I guess the genuine C= one is maybe slightly more desirable, for people who want to have a fully-Commodore computer. Either way, cut off the batteries before they destroy your boards and make 'em so nobody wants either!
 

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Cheers Andy, the A501 don't have a battery does it, established it's a Rev.5 and the other expansion battery is fine and states rechargeable anyway? what the HELL are those things for anyway, a realtime clock? as in one that's built into EVERY PC today?
 

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Cheers Andy, the A501 don't have a battery does it, established it's a Rev.5 and the other expansion battery is fine and states rechargeable anyway? what the HELL are those things for anyway, a realtime clock? as in one that's built into EVERY PC today?

Yes, the A501 has a battery, like many Amiga motherboards. Yes, they're NiCad rechargeable batteries, but they are ~20 years old now and are leaking. I really really recommend you check them out and cut off the batteries as a matter of urgency, even if they appear to be holding charge and working!
 
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