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dj.echo

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couple of mag ads from may 1991 how 2 hook up amiga 2 amiga plus this cool ad on for a500
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1990 Amiga
A500
Interface
side expansion port

  • expansion chassis
  • a large metal box with plastic faceplate, sitting behind and overhanging the A500 - overall it's a bit larger than an A2000
  • only the A500's keyboard and floppy are exposed
  • connects to the side expansion port - no passthrough connector
  • four Zorro II slots
  • three ISA slots inline with the top three Zorro slots
  • cards are mounted horizontally
  • the Zorro expansion bus is buffered, closely emulating the A2000 bus design
  • two 5.25" front drive bays
  • one 3.5" internal drive bay
  • optional mounting kit for installing a California Access CA-880 external floppy drive internally - the drive is connected to the A500's DB23 external floppy connector
  • 200 watt internal power supply with monitor power connector
  • power and hard disk activity LEDs
  • does not give full A2000 capabilities to the A500 - it lacks CPU and video slots (y)
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9489168 tune made on the amiga
 

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Jumping Anaconda

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With no side expansion passthrough and no cpu slot, was the only way to upgrade the cpu on a Bodega'd A500 through piggy-backed expansions, thus limited to slower speeds?
 

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Saw a really nice condition Bodega Bay on the other bay not long ago. I was very tempted to get it because I always wanted one when they came out. :)

Thanks for sharing!

Heather
 

ChrisUnionNJ

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I first saw that in Amigaworld vol 7 issue 4 my son thinks i'm nut's I can recall
the issue number I told him it's more the cover plus I wanted one of those..

Chris :coffee:
 

AndyLandy

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With no side expansion passthrough and no cpu slot, was the only way to upgrade the cpu on a Bodega'd A500 through piggy-backed expansions, thus limited to slower speeds?

I suspect you'd be limited to 68000-socket accelerators.
 
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