Sadly, this project has now come to end, but not a happy one I’m afraid. When I tried hooking up my Amiga 500 today to play around with my KCS Power PC Board (hardware PC-emulator), the floppy disk drive refused to work. Keep in mind that this is a new drive bought from Vesalia and that I know it’s working properly. I opened up the machine and had a look, but couldn’t find anything indicating any problems. When I tried starting up the machine a second time, there was some weird high-frequency sounds coming from it and I became afraid that it would start to burn or something similar. I also felt some kind of strange odour omitting from it as well. Turns out the machine just died. 🙁 It’s not working anymore and I can’t understand why. It’s very sad and I now how to bury my old and trusty Amiga 500, so that it can rest in peace. I won’t buy a new one, as it won’t be the same. Already got an Amiga 1200 and a CD32, so I don’t have any urgent need to replace it.
I’ve had a lot of fun with my Amiga 500 over the years. I’ve played all kinds of games on it, like Kick Off 2, Rick Dangerous, Stunt Car Racer, Chaos Engine, Pinball Dreams, Monkey Island.. you name it! Also used it to watch cool mega demos from groups like The World Federation of Mad Hackers (that’s a group-name I can like), Kefrens, Phenomena and Red Sector. Sometimes I did also fiddle around with Protracker and Deluxe Paint on it. It’s safe to say that it has done an amazing job since it was produced in 1989/90. 🙂
Goodbye my Amiga 500! Thanks for all the fun! 🙂 You were brought back from the shadows and entered the light.. have a good time in Amiga heaven!