Vintage & Retro Computer Project
Rescue, Repair & Relive Yesterdays Technology

Todays Date: April 23, 2024

RETRO DATE: Late 80’s Early 90’s

AMIGA 1200

The Commodore Amiga 1200 was a home computer released in 1992. It was the successor to the Amiga 500 and featured an improved CPU and graphics capabilities.

The Amiga 1200 was known for its multitasking operating system and was popular among graphic designers and video editors. It also had a range of expansion options, including the ability to add a hard drive and extra memory.

History

The Commodore Amiga has to be my favourite home computer. This computer looked light years ahead of any other home computer on the market at the time, and even today, still looks fantastic.

To complete my Amiga collection, I have added an Amiga 1200. I felt my collection needed the best 500 model at the time, an Amiga 2000 as I owned one and wanted to own one again, and now the 1200 which I never owned but was the best model available in the Amiga games machine range with its enhanced chips and technology.

EBAY LISTING:

Fully refurbished and recapped (with the good, non-leak polymer ones) by Amiga/Retro Passion September ’20. Comes with power supply, mouse, PCMCIA CF adaptor, RGB-Scart lead. All working 100%.

2MB chip RAM, 8MB fast RAM, 8GB CF SSD HD with WHLoad (100s of games installed). The Fast RAM card has the jumper removed (reducing it to 4MB) to allow use of the PCMCIA CF slot (spare jumper included). Original floppy disk drive.

A couple of minor chips in the case (see pics) and a bit of discolouration of a few keys and on one side (PCMCIA slot side) but overall very good indeed.

ACCESSORIES & UPGRADES

ACCESSORIES
& UPGRADES

SCANDOUBLER / FLICKERFIXER

Amiga Scandoubler Flickerfixer WiFi Control A500

Play ANY Amiga on LCD/LED TV or VGA monitor!
New – REMOTELY CONTROLLED WITH ANY SMART PHONE!!
New – BEST POSSIBLE & IMPROVED PICTURE QUALITY

SCANLINES SUPPORTED!

High quality D-Link 5V power supply with stable current included
RGB cable to connect to Amiga video port included

Forget old & bulky Amiga monitors…
Play Amiga on any TV or PC Monitor equipped with a VGA video port!

SCANDOUBLER / FLICKERFIXER

Amiga Scandoubler Flickerfixer WiFi Control A500

Play ANY Amiga on LCD/LED TV or VGA monitor!
New – REMOTELY CONTROLLED WITH ANY SMART PHONE!!
New – BEST POSSIBLE & IMPROVED PICTURE QUALITY

SCANLINES SUPPORTED!

High quality D-Link 5V power supply with stable current included
RGB cable to connect to Amiga video port included

Forget old & bulky Amiga monitors…
Play Amiga on any TV or PC Monitor equipped with a VGA video port!

15″ TFT MONITOR

I setup my Amiga 1200 to a 15″ VGA Monitor via the flicker fixer.

15″ TFT MONITOR

I setup my Amiga 1200 to a 15″ VGA Monitor via the flicker fixer.

INTERNAL GOTEK BRACKET

A slimline low-profile easy-fit Amiga 500 / 600 or 1200 Gotek bracket with breakout FlashFloppy OLED Display Bezel

– Bracket 
– Designed for A1200
– Quite easy to fit!
– No need to cut the Amiga computer case,
– 3D Printed PLA Items.
– Buttons and USB port can be accessed and used easily using this bracket.
– Original disk drive button port is covered (so no hole is shown in your Amiga)

Comes with all the plastic-pieces needed but you’ll need your own Gotek Drive & OLED display, screws etc. 

INTERNAL GOTEK BRACKET

A slimline low-profile easy-fit Amiga 500 / 600 or 1200 Gotek bracket with breakout FlashFloppy OLED Display Bezel

– Bracket
– Designed for A1200
– Quite easy to fit!
– No need to cut the Amiga computer case,
– 3D Printed PLA Items.
– Buttons and USB port can be accessed and used easily using this bracket.
– Original disk drive button port is covered (so no hole is shown in your Amiga)

Comes with all the plastic-pieces needed but you’ll need your own Gotek Drive & OLED display, screws etc.

GOTEK 3D PRINTED BOX

3D Printed external breakout box for OLED & Rotary encode
Easy to select ADF Programs using both screen and Rotary

Amiga 1200 wires can be poked through the grill of Amiga case & poke wires through the grill and connect up using the terminal connections.

GOTEK 3D PRINTED BOX

3D Printed external breakout box for OLED & Rotary encode
Easy to select ADF Programs using both screen and Rotary

Amiga 1200 wires can be poked through the grill of Amiga case & poke wires through the grill and connect up using the terminal connections.

REAR SCSI PORT CF HOLDER KIT WITH 45CM LEAD

Brand new cf adaptor high quality VH2

This Adaptor will flash the Amiga HD led light

Just add a CF memory card to suit you

45cm ide lead

REAR SCSI PORT CF HOLDER KIT WITH 45CM LEAD

Brand new cf adaptor high quality VH2

This Adaptor will flash the Amiga HD led light

Just add a CF memory card to suit you

45cm ide lead

GOTEK FLOPPY EMULATOR

Flash Floppy v2.13 /Oled Display and Rotary Encoder

Flash floppy by Keir Fraser open sourced no licence required.
Directly supports a wide range of image formats:
ADF (Commodore Amiga)

No configuration required! Just dump images into the root of an empty USB stick.
Compatible with the HxC ecosystem: Autoboot and Indexed modes supported, and HFE image files.
FlashFloppy is Free and Open-Source Software.

GOTEK FLOPPY EMULATOR

Flash Floppy v2.13 /Oled Display and Rotary Encoder

Flash floppy by Keir Fraser open sourced no licence required.
Directly supports a wide range of image formats:
ADF (Commodore Amiga)

No configuration required! Just dump images into the root of an empty USB stick.
Compatible with the HxC ecosystem: Autoboot and Indexed modes supported, and HFE image files.
FlashFloppy is Free and Open-Source Software.

REPLACEMENT MODERN PSU

Amiga 1200 PSU OLED Digital Gray UK

High-quality Amiga 1200 replacement power supply unit (PSU). Designed specifically for Amiga systems to preserve them in a pristine condition for years to come.

Stabilized +5V/4.0A, +12V/2.0A, and -12V/0.5A DC ensure continued error-free operation of your Amiga.

Robust and sturdy chassis with an OLED digital display, touch sensor, and different styles and colors to chose from. Fully fused and electrically protected, with square DIN5 plug matching the original Amiga PSU pinout.

 The original Amiga PSU was tested for voltages and at the time of testing, all the correct voltages were displayed.

The downside is that the PSU is over 30 years old and they are known to cause issues without warning and sending over voltages in to the Amiga.

The first you know about it is when your Amiga start behaving odly and this may be a damaged chip. Due to the shortage of spares and the cost of the ones that are available, the cost of a replacement PSU is cheaper than fixing any potential damage that may be caused by an old original PSU.

REPLACEMENT MODERN PSU

Amiga 1200 PSU OLED Digital Gray UK

High-quality Amiga 1200 replacement power supply unit (PSU). Designed specifically for Amiga systems to preserve them in a pristine condition for years to come.

Stabilized +5V/4.0A, +12V/2.0A, and -12V/0.5A DC ensure continued error-free operation of your Amiga. Robust and sturdy chassis with an OLED digital display, touch sensor, and different styles and colors to chose from. Fully fused and electrically protected, with square DIN5 plug matching the original Amiga PSU pinout.

The original Amiga PSU was tested for voltages and at time of testing, all the correct voltages were displayed. The downside is that the PSU is over 30 years old and they are known to cause issues without warning and sending over voltages in to the Amiga.

The first you know about it is when your Amiga start behaving odly and this may be a damaged chip. Due to the shortage of spares and the cost of the ones that are available, the cost of a replacement PSU is cheaper than fixing any potential damage that may be caused by an old original PSU.

KICKSTART ROM 3.1 FOR AMIGA 1200
CLOANTO LICENCED ( 40.068 )

Amiga A1200 Cloanto License

Rom 3.1 Kickstart ( 40.068 )

2 Roms U6A & U6B

Fitting Guide on installing

Required Roms for OS3.5 & OS3.9

Original Commodore Image rom Cloanto

KICKSTART ROM 3.1 FOR AMIGA 1200
CLOANTO LICENCED ( 40.068 )

Amiga A1200 Cloanto License

Rom 3.1 Kickstart ( 40.068 )

2 Roms U6A & U6B

Fitting Guide on installing

Required Roms for OS3.5 & OS3.9

Original Commodore Image rom Cloanto

Summary

The Amiga 1200 has been future proofed as much as possible by replacing the 30 year old PSU and adding hardware to move to CF Card & Gotek Floppy instead of using very old floppy drives and hard discs.

15" TFT VGA Monitor

Gotek Floppy

Scandoubler / Flickerfixer

Replacement PSU

Summary

The Amiga 1200 has been future proofed as much as possible by replacing the 30 year old PSU and adding hardware to move to CF Card & Gotek Floppy instead of using very old floppy drives and hard discs.

15" TFT VGA Monitor

ACA500+

Gotek Floppy

Scandoubler / Flickerfixer

Replacement PSU