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Amiga Sanctuary 1000
 Amiga Sanctuary 1000
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Description:         My first experience with the Amiga was with the Amiga 1000. A friend had recently bought one, and showed off same to me. As I had a "mere" hand-me-down Commodore 64 at the time I was fascinated by this latest and greatest machine.  I played and won (for the first and only time) "Defender of the Crown".  It was an over all wow experience.
        I bought into the Amiga, being so impressed, over the years he followed his desire to game and left for the PC.  I still had fond memories of that now old Amiga 1000.
        A few years back I got a message forwarded to me by the DCG club Secretary about an offer for an Amiga 1000.  Free to anyone that would come get same.  I having no life, jumped quickly and answered the E-mail, thus winning the machine.  A pleasent drive and lunch later (the donor wouldn't even let me pay for his lunch) I had the A1000 in my car and was driving it home.
        This model is most complete coming with a good deal of software and a complete history in terms of receipts and documents. It is a good piece of computer history.
        The Computer is an Amiga 1000 with the 'names" in the top. It is equipped with 256k ram expansion in the nose slot and an "Insider" one meg board giving it a total of 1.5 meg of ram.  It came with an external floppy drive (shown) and a Commodore 1085 monitor (not shown) It has Kickstart and workbench versions 1.0 (shown) 1.2 and 1.3.  No that is not a case of bad monitor in the picture, it is a case of my camera and monitor would not sync..
        The computer is pictured on my "computer lab" bench hooked to my Commodore 1942 monitor. It can also be seen in the picture of Amigastine under the desk, it's on the bottom of the stack.
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Posted by: Tesral at May 22, 2003, 11:16:37 AM

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Comments (16)

October 15, 2015, 02:57:28 AM
always nice to see a decked out A1000:)
March 22, 2006, 08:05:46 PM
The first forefather's Amiga...

Or jumping in the bottle with:
Where do you put your legs in that table?
The monitor? What's wrong mate?

etc, etc, etc,.

So this is the 1000 eh.. The 1000, the 1000... What does 2500 look like? Me? Doooh!
November 18, 2005, 11:32:57 AM
And boat anchors!

I recently tossed an XT with dual 5.25 inch full bay floppy drives.  Hea-vey.  Those old Beemers where build to last the ages.  No one ever figured on a 2 year to six month replacement cycle on computers.
June 06, 2005, 08:36:30 PM
The power of Amiga!

Now, where can you find a 20 year old IBM still being productive?

I do suspose they can use the old IBMs as paperweights...
July 30, 2004, 07:15:48 AM
I have yet to hear the A1000 startup sound

NP. It's "buduba dubbuda budu doo doo doo!"  :-)
July 07, 2004, 08:15:14 AM

That link does not work.
I have yet to hear the A1000 startup sound  :-(
May 17, 2004, 07:33:53 AM
Poster: Roj  Posted: 2004/1/6 13:26:47

A long-handle scalpel, a wooden retractor, several knuckle-busters, and an A1000 to play with so you don't notice all the pain, agony and squirting blood.

...my kinda dentist.

A container of rulers, a back scrather (the wooden thing) and a lot of artist paint brushes.
April 03, 2004, 06:43:40 AM
well that makes me want to make a sound for you :-)

I remember this sound fondly!


January 06, 2004, 06:26:47 PM
A long-handle scalpel, a wooden retractor, several knuckle-busters, and an A1000 to play with so you don't notice all the pain, agony and squirting blood.

...my kinda dentist.
November 19, 2003, 07:19:37 PM
Looks like it's at a dentist's. :-)
October 16, 2003, 12:03:43 PM
PS. The signatures are present in all A1000s. :-)
June 08, 2003, 12:33:09 AM
wow! thats the best set up ive seen in a long time

ive often wondered what life would be like if that were the only computer ive ever had(and ever used), if i used it for all my business and gaming uses
May 29, 2003, 06:29:04 AM
I drag mine out from under the desk every couple of months ot remind me where we came from and where we should be going.  It'sa fun computer, and we need to keep the fun in Amiga.
May 25, 2003, 12:14:36 AM
I got a call last week from one of my old customers (used to work at a dealer)  He offered me his Amiga stuff, if I'd come pick it up & make a CD of the hard drive. So I got a 2000, and a 1000.. I haven't looked at the 1000 yet, but we'll see..  I still have my original A1000 & a goodwill special 'parts machine' - at least that was the intention.. but when I hooked it up & it worked, I couldn't bring myself to scrap it. I am really tempted to do the mini-itx conversion on one of them though.
May 23, 2003, 12:31:41 AM
Indeed indeed.  All good (and evil) Amigians have to start somewhere.  By the time I could buy one the A500 was old hat, but it was the hat I got.  I'll have to see if the old beast still works.  Take a picture of it.
May 23, 2003, 12:10:47 AM
Wow, the saga begins...:-D

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