Restoration of an Amiga 4000 #Commodore #Amiga #VintageComputing @shred_

Shred.Zone posts a Commodore Amiga 4000/030 vintage computer restoration:

A few years after I got my Amiga 500, I bought an Amiga 4000 from the pay I got doing my civilian service. At its peak, it was housed in an RBM Big Tower case, and had all kind of expansion cards and an 68060 accelerator board. It was my pride and joy. Later, after Commodore went bankrupt, I switched to Linux systems. My Amiga 4000 was put on a diet and moved back into a desktop case.

…the Amiga 4000 is supposed to become a workstation again. It should be connectable to modern monitors, and should be as silent as possible.

The computer has suffered a lot in the past decades. The powder coating of the metal cover got a lot of deep scratches from CRT monitors that were placed on it. The plastic front got a deeply yellowed tint. To make things worse, there was a sticker on the front that kept the plastic from yellowing, but now the outline is permanently “burned” into the front instead. The keyboard was in a similar state, although not that badly yellowed.

Follow along on the multipart posts on how this beautiful machine was cleaned and repaired.


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