Reply 32880 of 35098, by brostenen
Shagittarius wrote on 2020-03-07, 01:55:MrSmiley381 wrote on 2020-03-07, 01:49:
Amiga 1200 arrived! Pretty good given the seller feedback was 0 and the listing mentioned that it was powered but not otherwise tested. Pleasantly surprised to have received a mouse and more manuals than expected. Also some personal files on the floppy disks if the labels are to be believed. Aside from the missing logo sticker and some uncertainty regarding floppy disk operation, it's in pretty good shape. I'll need to test it more. No surprises in the expansion slot, sadly. Still, I shouldn't complain. Even has Commodore Windows installed! Original floppies for Lemmings and Xenophobe too.
Sweet haul. Can you look and see what model your PSU says it's for on the bottom? I dug my amiga 1200 out after 20+ years only to discover I had an A600 labeled PSU. I never noticed this the entire time I owned the machine, I'm wondering if this was the way they were sold, after all I bought my Amiga new. Though I suppose the shops could have put whatever they wanted to in the boxes...
The Amiga600 PSU's are usually providing too few Amps for a Accelerator. Even back in the days, people usually had an Amiga500 PSU hooked up to an 1200 that was upgraded. It was typically Commodore style, to sell a machine with a PSU that just delivered enough juice for the machine to operate in factory default (no expansions). Basically, it is likely that they used the exact same PSU's for the 1200 machine, as nobody really wanted the 600. Commodore made machines, using this mantra: "Lets see what we have in stock today, and then build a computers from that". They did clean up their act in the 90's, yet in the golden days of the C64. Then you could buy C64-Model-C machines with Breadbin keyboards.... And speaking of the C64 PSU, then they designed PSU's that just only delivered what the C64 demanded in terms of power. That would be regulators that delivered no more than the machine used, and then they packed the PSU's full of epoxy, leaving no chance for the regulator's heat to disapear. Anyway. They only planned the C64 to be in use in homes, for 2 or 3 years. 4 years max, so they could put out a new machine every 2 to 3 years, like normally did.... If anyone plan to upgrade a 1200 with accelerator and more stuff. Then my advice is to do something like I did.
Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....
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