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Commodore Amiga CDROM A570 Restoration

Commodore Amiga CDROM A570 Restoration

Commodore Amiga A570 Restoration.

I have received two retro things in very bad conditions.

  • 1 x Floppy Drive CD-1411
  • 1 x Commodore Amiga CDROM A570

… but for now we are talking about the Commodore A570.

The Commodore A570 have serious problems that i list below:

  • Outside case is very dirty, yellowed and broken in several parts.
  • The Caddy Guide Tracks has been destroyed.
  • Damaged screws thread.
  • The metal plate under the CDROM is bent on one side.
  • Many rusty parts.
  • Main PCB with traces of water/limestone and rust.

Works that have been made:

  • Fixed the CDROM CADDY holder, it was not easy because all the metal guides are bent, now it works.
  • Main PCB cleaning on both sides with the Kontakt PCC and toothbrush.
  • Cleaned and grease the two rails of the laser head.
  • Cleaned the head lens of the CDROM.
  • Fixed the bent metal plate under the CDROM.
  • Cleaning outer casing.
  • Fixed with the glue the two pins for closing the case with the screws.

Work still to be done:

  • The bottom part of the A570 CDROM is very rusty, i need to sand down gently and at least give a hand of anti rust.

Aesthetically is very bad but at least works.

Gallery of the restoration:


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  1. Artemis
    December 10th, 2017 at 21:06 | #1

    Hello. Nice work you have done to this poor damaged A570.

    Do you plan to use expansions for it (that, of course, if you have them)?

    By the way, I’ve got mine yesterday, ordered it from Germany. I have yet to test it since I don’t have second PSU to power it up.

  2. gareth williams
    March 2nd, 2018 at 21:10 | #2

    Great work nice to it stripped down cleaned and restored with nice photographs.

  3. gareth williams
    July 12th, 2018 at 09:46 | #3

    Anybody know we’re I can mine repaired u.k ? Disk keeps spinning….sometimes play’s but rare.