I got this Amiga 1200 really dirty. It’s stock, no fancy accelerator cards or any extra RAM. It comes however with a 40mb hard disk.
This is a cheap and easy arcade pcb repair I did without much knowledge.
I got this Mortal Kombat bootleg pcb with some problems:
I got this A2000HD from a very nice guy that used it for video production back in the old times. The machine wasn’t in the best shape, it came partly disassembled and very dirty.
I got this nice IBM PS/2 Model 25 with a non working Floppy Drive. It also came with an after market Hard Drive and HDD controller.
Upon firing this thing up, I’ve noticed a horrible sound, it was the hard drive read/write head scratching the plates. So the HDD was unrepairable for me.
What I did was remove the HDD and try to repair the Floppy Drive.
I have a bunch of these 1541 drives for the C64 and C128, two of them weren’t working. Every time I tried
LOAD "$", 8 it gave me a
FILE NOT FOUND error.
At first I thought it was a dirty head, but in fact the head was busted, I had to replace it.
As a kid I had a bunch of different joysticks for my Commodore 64, then for my Amiga 500. Lots of them had a premature death, as me and my friends (mostly my friends), loved to smash the buttons as they were the arcade sticks. Of the few joysticks I have now, the TAC-2 is one of them, one that survived and continues to works, and my favourite controller of all time.