Help identifying an A2500

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I recently acquired 6 Amiga 2000s. There are 3 covers that say 2000HD, 1 says 2500, 1 with no label and one that says 2000. I also got a box full of all kinds of expansion cards. I’m not sure that the covers are on the original systems and I don’t think any of the expansion cards that are in the systems are in their original places. I have read that the 2500 is just a 2000 with an accelerator and HD and the 2000HDs are just 2000s with a HD. Is this true? Were there specific motherboard versions for the 2500 and 2000HD?

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You pretty much have figured it out yourself! :) Ye ole' A2500 was just an A2000 with some extras (cpu, scsi) http://www.amiga-hardware.com/showhardware.cgi?HARDID=20
Never seen a plain-vanilla A2500, but when these beasts were hot i was lucky enough to come face-to-face with an A2500UX (another variant of the family). I must if spent nearly an hour just looking at it.... :D
 

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Pictures, must have pictures :p:p:p High res close up ones, especially of the expansions! :D Also, check the batteries have been removed mate as you could have some dead A2k's otherwise (n)
 

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Okay, I'll take some pictures soon. I'm disassembling everything, taking the battery off of the motherboard, and cleaning everything. So far I have taken out 3 motherboards (2 x Rev 6.2 and a Rev 4), removed the battery and tested them to see if they at least boot to the kickstart screen. 2 of the 3 did work. The one that didn’t has a DSK MegaChip. I will find the manual for the MegaChip and see if it is connected correctly.

Other stuff I found in the box of expansion cards:

· CSA Derringer 030 – untested - it has one broken pin that goes into the 68000 socket
· Progressive Peripherals 040 Rev C Accelerator - untested
· 6 x 2091 SCSI
· 5 SCSI hard drives
· GVP 2000 HC+8 SCSI
· Supra RAM card
· Video Toaster
· 3 x A2320 video
· 2 x 2090 SCSI
· MacroSystem Retina graphics
· And other stuff I haven’t identified yet
:roll:
 

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Boy, oh, boy!

Tell me about best buy! Those expansions are the top bananas.:drool:
 

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I needs to find me a haul like that! That's an awesome collection, good luck getting it all up-and-running :)
 

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Six A2000 (and 2500...) :blink::blink::blink:!!! :drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:
Really this things just don't appent to me.....
 

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It almost happened to me if I was a bit more quick.

Long terror story short: the university where I catch my degree use to have 5 heavily expanded A2000s (GVP 030/50 with 16Mb, Toaster in 4 units, broadcast board in the other, plus ethernet!).

After I quit I remember to contact the IT manager of the university asking for the computers (intending to buy all of them).

The girl told me they sold the computers to a company that mill they to use as concrete charge! That 3 months before I asked for they.

Some people are simple stupid.
 

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They grind the computers and used the dust as an add-on in concrete mixture...
 

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"They grind the computers and used the dust as an add-on in concrete mixture... "


:Doh::Doh::Doh::Doh::wooha::wooha::wooha::wooha::blink::woot::shock:

I think that pretty much sums it up, lol!
 

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It almost happened to me if I was a bit more quick.

Long terror story short: the university where I catch my degree use to have 5 heavily expanded A2000s (GVP 030/50 with 16Mb, Toaster in 4 units, broadcast board in the other, plus ethernet!).

After I quit I remember to contact the IT manager of the university asking for the computers (intending to buy all of them).

The girl told me they sold the computers to a company that mill they to use as concrete charge! That 3 months before I asked for they.

Some people are simple stupid.

The girl told me they sold the computers to a company that mill they to use as concrete charge!


What does this mean?

They grind the computers and used the dust as an add-on in concrete mixture...

Ouch! That's even worse than "Toasting" them! :D

"They grind the computers and used the dust as an add-on in concrete mixture... "


:Doh::Doh::Doh::Doh::wooha::wooha::wooha::wooha::blink::woot::shock:

I think that pretty much sums it up, lol!

....Which just goes to show how Strong the Amiga is. Holding up todays modern Sky Scrapers. :bowdown:

Kin
 
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