Acorn A5000 added to the Retro-kit collection

In early February I acquired a free Acorn A5000 which was refusing to boot due to damage caused by a leaking battery in exchange for recovering all the data from its Hard disc drive. After recovering the data, I set about a fair bit of work to repair the damaged part of the motherboard and cleanup the A5000 as it had been stored in garages and attics for around ten years and was in need of some TLC.

The A5000 was restored to full functionality so now it has become the fastest Acorn computer in my collection, being just a shade faster than the ARM3 upgraded A410/1 and A3000 which is mainly due to the faster memory bus.

The A5000 after restoration

 

Posted on: 09-Feb-2012@17:10:39, updated on: 09-Feb-2012@17:10:39.

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