Commodore Amiga CD32
Here's a thing, I recently picked up an "untested" Commodore Amiga CD32, it was just the console, so I have no way of testing it until I either acquire or make a power supply, and then there's the controllers to think about I had promised myself I would go easy on the retro hardware purchasing for a couple of months, but as always something comes up that's too good to miss out on, so I failed myself miserably The top of the unit proudly exclaims it's "32bit", and as it's really an Amiga 1200 with an extra chip inside, that's pretty accurate. Operational controls include a reset button, and a volume slider for the headphone output, there is a power LED and a disc access LED as well. The lid just lifts up with a spring to keep it either closed or open, there's no lock or release mechanism The bottom has the model labels and serial number, plus all the usual warnings about lasers you find on CD players, it does look like there was some kind of optional extra that clipped onto the bottom. Also the rear feet are not rubber, just raised bits of plastic Close up of the controls and with the lid open The front of the console has the indented bit to lift up the CD door The rear of the unit is mostly taken up by the expansion bus, then a power switch, power socket which is different to a normal Amiga socket, although the voltages are the same, so an adaptor shouldn't be too hard to make. RF out with frequency adjust and sound carrier selection, then a S-Video out port, and finally composite video and stereo audio out Close up of the RF out, there is a switch in there even though it doesn't show up that well in the photo. In the UK (and Europe?) it was commonly used to switch the sound carrier between PAL-I and PAL-BG standards The left side of the console contains the controller ports, the CD32 came with multi button controller pads that are quite hard to get hold of, I have no idea if normal Atari standard joysticks will work, there is also an AUX port, is this for a keyboard? This is the expansion bay with the cover removed And finally a close-up of the laser assembly. Because, why not? So all I need now is an CD32 power supply, and a controller, and maybe a recap of the board. Wish me luck For more retro hardware check out my online museum here?VERIFY ERRORREADY.