I stumbled upon a boxed UK Amiga 1200 ["Computer Combat" theme] that appears to be new and has a 200Mb[MB?] HDD. Not even a speck of yellowing!
It seems that someone cut off the end of the PSU that connects it to the Amiga but for motives unknown. That said, I know that we have voltage differences so it doesn't overly concern me as I MAY have a solution. For my original A1200, I use a standard PSU that seems as if were striped from an A2000
What's good about this is that it has a switch that let's you select 110/220V, despite the sticker saying 115/230V
Is it worth the risk of setting it to 220V and giving it a try? Why are the sticker values different from the switch values? Why isn't it 120V vs 110/115V as most American outlets?
Can anyone explain what's going on here as I really want to TRY, not FRY this foreign Amiga...
We do have a multimeter, yet the wife is better when it comes to electricity and even she is hesitant to risk it: I have no reason to believe the caps are fried or anything like that but, yeah, it would be a shame to blow it up. :/
So, we poked and prodded the PSU and everything looked good so we plugged it in to the UK 1200 with the switch set to American 120V enabled and held our breath. Given that my 1084s monitor is dead (still don't know that happened) and my 1942 multi-sync appears to be lost, I was just going to listen.
Flipped the switch and the power, HDD and FD lights lit. HDD spins up then floppy drive clicks; Seems like success!
Now to dig up a composite cable and try it on a TV!
Last Edit: Feb 21, 2019 2:11:31 GMT -7 by Turbo2Xs