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Commodore Amiga 500 Plus Kissed by luck + Floppy Drive Repaired

April 17th, 2019 No comments
Commodore Amiga 500 Plus kissed by luck

My name is “jaundice” and my last name is “lucky”.  :-)

Why “lucky”? because the battery used in this Amiga was not VARTA but GP, these batteries resist slightly to aging and release less acid.

The only defect of this Amiga 500 Plus was the Floppy Drive which did not read any Floppy Disk, the motor running slower than normal, it was enough replace a 4.7uF electrolytic capacitor to make it work again.

I thank my friend Igor for the donation.


Commodore Amiga 500 that i have bought back in 1987

May 19th, 2018 1 comment
My Commodore Amiga 500 that i have bought back in 1987

I decided to clean and fix my Commodore Amiga 500, it’s him, the one you can see in my old photos.

As you can see the switches and buttons are remained in place while the stickers has been removed many years ago.

The Commodore Amiga 500 has always been kept in a box, in fact it has the original color of the case and the keyboard.

The photos below are before cleaning, after cleaning and vintage photos.



Commodore Amiga 601 Expansion Memory Module (Boxed)

April 23rd, 2018 No comments
Commodore Amiga 601 (Boxed)

The Commodore A601 provide 512k/1Mb of additional memory for the Commodore Amiga 600.

The RAM Expansion Module also provides you a real-time clock with rechargeable battery.



Commodore Amiga A501+ (Boxed)

April 23rd, 2018 No comments
Commodore Amiga A501+ (Boxed)

The Commodore A501+ provide 1Mb of additional Chip Memory for the Commodore Amiga 500+.



The original Black CD Caddy for Commodore CDTV

February 2nd, 2015 No comments

I must thank Andrea Pierdomenico for The original Black CD Caddy for Commodore CDTV.

Cleaning Commodore CDTV Keyboard

January 5th, 2015 No comments
Commodore CDTV Keyboard

Cleaning Commodore CDTV Keyboard:


The Commodore CDTV Keyboard it’s nothing more than a Amiga 3000 keyboard, black with a different connector.

Restoration Commodore Amiga 500 (ASSY 312512 – REV 3)

November 25th, 2014 11 comments
Commodore Amiga 500 (ASSY 312512 - REV 3)

I have received a Commodore Amiga 500 to use as spare parts. I decided to restore because it’s a ASSY 312512 (Revision 3) with key-switch like IBM chiclet keyboards.

The cleaning took me a whole day but with a great satisfaction at the end of the work. The Commodore Amiga 500 works fine, the floppy drive reads very well and i have added a memory expansion (FAST RAM) of 512k.

Gallery of images (before and after cleaning):

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A new donation from Fabio B. (Frater Sinister)

January 14th, 2014 No comments

I thank Fabio B. (Frater Sinister) for the donation.

Donated item:

Amiga 1050 Memory Expansion Cartridge (Boxed/Unwrapped)

October 1st, 2013 No comments
Commodore Amiga 1050 Memory Expansion Cartridge (Boxed/Unwrapped)


Commodore Amiga 1000 256kb Trapdoor Expansion Cartridge.

Commodore Amiga 1000 Keyboard (Italian)

August 24th, 2013 1 comment

I have decided to replace my Amiga 1000 keyboard (US version) with the space key yellowed and a hole in the plastic caused by a wrong installation with a Amiga 1000 keyboard (Italian version) cosmetically perfect and running.

Brand New Commodore Amiga 1200 Keyboard (UK)

May 7th, 2013 1 comment

Replaced a old yellowed Amiga 1200 keyboard with a new one.

Donation of the sunday (Commodore 1085S and Amiga 500)

February 24th, 2013 No comments

Material donated:

  • Commodore Monitor 1085S (The 1085(S) is a cost-reduced version of the 1084, with lower resolution (.52 mm dot pitch) and no non-glare screen treatment.)
  • Commodore Amiga 500 + 512k Expansion.

Commodore CDTV / Floppy Drive / Remote Control & Mouse

August 25th, 2012 No comments
Commodore CDTV (front side)


from Wikipedia:

The CDTV (an acronym for “Commodore Dynamic Total Vision”, a backronym of an acronym for “Compact Disk Television”, giving it a double meaning) was a multimedia platform developed by Commodore International and launched in 1991. On a technological level it was essentially a Commodore Amiga 500 home computer in a Hi-Fi style case with a single-speed CD-ROM drive. Commodore marketed the machine as an all-in-one home multimedia appliance rather than a computer. As such, it targeted the same market as the Philips CD-i. Unfortunately for both Commodore and Philips, the expected market for multimedia appliances did not materialise, and neither machine met with any real commercial success. Though the CDTV was based entirely on Amiga hardware it was marketed strictly as a CDTV, with the Amiga name omitted from product branding.

The CDTV debuted in North America in March 1991 (CES, Las Vegas) and in the UK (World of Commodore 1991 at Earls Court, London). It was advertised at £499 for the CDTV unit, remote control and two titles. Commodore chose Amiga enthusiast magazines as its chief advertising channel, but the Amiga community on the whole avoided the CDTV in the expectation of an add-on CD-ROM drive for the Amiga, which eventually came in the form of the A570. This further hurt sales of the CDTV, as both it and an A570-equipped A500 were the same electronically, and could both run CDTV software, so there was very little motivation to buy it. Commodore would rectify this with CDTV’s successor, the A1200-based Amiga CD32, by adding the Akiko chip. This would enable CD32 games to be playable only on the CD32.

The CDTV was supplied with AmigaOS 1.3, rather than the more advanced and user-friendly 2.0 release that was launched at around the same time. Notably, the CDXL motion video format was primarily developed for the CDTV making it one of the earliest consumer systems to allow video playback from CD-ROM.

Though Commodore later developed an improved and cost-reduced CDTV-II it was never released. Commodore eventually discontinued the CDTV in 1993 with the launch of the Amiga CD32, which used which again was substantially based on Amiga hardware (in this case the newer Amiga 1200) but explicitly targeted the games market.

source: wikipedia

Commodore Amiga TV-Modulator 520 Boxed

June 17th, 2012 No comments
Commodore Amiga TV-Modulator 520 Boxed


The Commodore Amiga  520  Video  Adapter  is a device that allows you to connect your  Amiga  500  to  a  TV  set  or a composite video monitor.

It does this by converting  the  RGB  video signal the Amiga produces for RGB monitors to a composite video signal that a TV  or composite monitor can interpret.

Commodore Amiga 500 (A500) REV 6A Expanded 1MB & Boxed

June 17th, 2012 No comments
Commodore Amiga 500 (A500) REV 6A


from Wikipedia:

The Amiga 500 – also known as the A500 (or its code name ‘Rock Lobster’) – was the first “low-end” Commodore Amiga 16/32-bit multimedia home/personal computer. It was announced at the winter Consumer Electronics Show in January 1987 – at the same time as the high-end Amiga 2000 – and competed directly against the Atari 520ST. Before Amiga 500 was shipped, Commodore suggested that the list price of the Amiga 500 was 595.95 USD without a monitor. At delivery in 1987, Commodore announced that the Amiga 500 would carry a 699 USD list price.

The Amiga 500 represented a return to Commodore’s roots by being sold in the same mass retail outlets as the Commodore 64 – to which it was a spiritual successor – as opposed to the computer-store-only Amiga 1000.

The original Amiga 500 proved to be Commodore’s best-selling Amiga model, enjoying particular success in Europe. Although popular with hobbyists, arguably its most widespread use was as a gaming machine, where its advanced graphics and sound for the time were of significant benefit.

The Amiga 500 series was discontinued in mid-1992 replaced by the similarly specified and priced Amiga 600, although this new machine had originally been intended as a much cheaper budget model, which would have been the A300. In late 1992, Commodore released the “next-generation” Amiga 1200, a machine closer in concept to the original Amiga 500, but featuring significant technical improvements. Despite this, neither the A1200 nor the A600 replicated the commercial success of its predecessor as, by this time, the market was definitively shifting from the home computer platforms of the past to commodity Wintel PCs and the new “low-cost” Macintosh Classic, LC and IIsi models.

source: wikipedia