My 500+ Project
Hi All, my 500+ finally arrived and so I eagerly took it apart and inspected it - not in the best of condition unfortunately and going to need either surgery or a heart transplant.
The battery has definitely leaked and some how caused corrosion to the Gary Socket Contacts which mostly disintegrated when I removed the Gary Chip - The chip itself seems to be fine and I was able to clean it up quite well.
Not yet cleaned up Gary Chip:
Bad Battery Removed showing some surface Damage to the PCB - I wonder if this has killed the Mobo?:
There was also a tiny amount of rust on a couple of the Shields but it hadn't done any damage to the Mobo.
So Im hoping I can just replace the broken Gary Socket (AJ, might need your help on this one as I dont have a de-soldering station) to revive my poor 500+ otherwise it's going to need a heart transplant.
Member of the Adelaide Commodore & Amiga user group
Amiga 1200 w/ KS1.3, ACA1220 16Mhz 128MB w/ RTC, 4GB CF-HDD
Amiga 500 w/ KS1.3, 512k Chip-Ram, 512k Slow-Ram, 8MB Fast-Ram, FDD Boot Selector, HxC RevC SD Floppy Drive, a1010 External FDD
Commodore 64 w/ 1541 Ultimate-II inc Tape Adapter, JiffyDOS, 1541 Disk Drive, 1531 Datasette, C64 Flyer Net Modem, ZoomFloppy
Last edited by djos; 06-15-2012 at 07:59 PM..