This document is Copyright © 1998 by Warren Block.


The Amiga 4000 Hardware Guide is freeware. It has been copyrighted to assure its availability to all. Fred Fish and the Aminet are explicitly allowed to include this document in CD-ROM or floppy compilations. Others should contact the Editor.


Working on computer hardware can be dangerous, both to the computer and to yourself. If you are not a qualified technician, please do not attempt to perform any of these procedures yourself. Neither myself nor any of the people listed in the Credits make any claim that any of these tips actually work. In fact, they will probably destroy your computer or your self- confidence. Neither is any claim made that any of the information presented here is error-free, so if you do attempt any of these modifications or fixes and damage yourself or the computer, neither myself nor any of the persons listed in the Credits section will be held responsible.

Introduction From The Editor

The Amiga 4000 Hardware Guide was compiled from online messages posted by many different folks, various hints and tips that have been sent directly by helpful folks, stuff I've collected elsewhere, and from my own experiences with the 4000, so it is by no means complete. Corrections or additions are welcomed.

The purpose of the guide is to help make A4000 troubleshooting easier by gathering all kinds of Amiga 4000 hardware information into a concise, easy-to-use format.

This guide is specifically for the Amiga 4000; however, at the prompting of several other individuals, I've compiled a short A1200 Hardware FAQ to address those same old questions I see popping up in c.s.a.hardware all the time. Both are available in the hard/misc directory of Aminet.

All of the people who have contributed are listed under Credits. I can't thank them enough! At this point in time, information of this type can be very valuable in keeping A4000 systems alive and running, and they have been gracious enough to freely share this information with everyone.

Comments on this document should be addressed to the Editor.