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Amiga 500 Restoration: Mouse and Mainboard Maintenance

With the memory expansion board fixed in the last post, I needed to perform more electronics fixes, this time to get the mouse back in working order. Notice that I did this in March 2018, but somehow forgot to write the post. So with a little delay, here it is.This is the fourth post in a series about restoring an Amiga 500 back to its former glory. Here are all of them so far. I’ll try to remember to update this in all related entries.2017-12-24: Amiga 500 Restoration2018-01-05: Retrobrighting I2018-02-05: A501 Memory Expansion2018-02-05: Mouse and Mainboard MaintenanceTo Click, or Not To ClickWhen I won the ebay auction, I quickly realised that finding an Amiga compatible (modern) monitor would be a problem. Luckily, my 2011 Panasonic plasma TV has a SCART input, which I remembered to be compatible with the Amiga RGB output. Resisting my first urge to build a cable myself, I instead ordered one for a few Euros from another ebay seller. While waiting for it to arrive, I could just do…