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A500 plus fitting the Vampire.

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Post subject: A500 plus fitting the Vampire.
Posted: Sun 2 Jul 2017 19:43
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Hi hope this helps A500 plus Owners

The 500 plus has a Capacitor in between fat Agnus socket and rom chip Positioned at "c816" which stops the vampire board locating fully down in the cpu slot.
My solution to the problem was to replace the capacitor with a smaller one that will do the same job.

After replacing the capacitor, the board was resting on the rom chip ,so I removed it ,I read some where
you do not need the rom chip so left it empty, fitted the vampire board and it worked Perfectly.

rev5 and rev 6 motherboards do not have this problem. no Capacitor at that Location.

plus you my be Able to use some Risers on the CPU socket ,but this may put the vampire card in contact with the key board must admit I do not know.

please have a look at the pics
hope this helps
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Post subject: Re: A500 plus fitting the Vampire.
Posted: Thu 6 Jul 2017 09:56
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Thanks! Indeed, the C816 might need to be replaced on some revision.

I have a rev8a on which I hadn't to and another A500 on which I had too.


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Post subject: Re: A500 plus fitting the Vampire.
Posted: Wed 12 Jul 2017 20:51
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nice work. tidy... unlike my rev5! :D and you're right. with the Vampire lifted, the keyboard now doesn't sit right. :(
so I have to choose between 1meg cip ram, or 2meg chip ram + clockport/USB :?
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count the boards .... :lol:


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