homecontacthelpsupportnew productsproduct reviews
Search www.amigakit.com
Secure Login

categories
manufacturers
ACube Systems
A-Eon Technology
E3B
Elbox Computer
Individual Computers
Hyperion Entertainment
Speedlink Competition Pro
Installing Upgrades Help
choose your region
Upgrading your computer can sometimes be a daunting and potentially troublesome task. This document provides tips to help you perform a successful upgrade.

Before You Start

Ensure you have a clear understanding of how the upgrade is to be installed.

Read the supplied instructions carefully and in full. Review any additional technical documents that the manufacturer may provide on their website and any additional AmigaKit Technical Documents. Familiarise yourself with the product and the procedure to perform the upgrade. If any questions arise at this point, ask our Technical staff for assistance and seek clarification on any further questions you may have.

Some upgrades require some undocumented prior technical knowledge, for instance when installing a chip, you may need to identify the orientation of pin 1.

If you feel at this point that you do not have the experience to continue with the upgrade, it may be better to request an experienced Technician to install the item for you.


Select A Suitable Work Area

Ensure you have adequate lighting and that the lighting conditions will not deteriorate during the upgrade procedure.

It is essential to select a workbench that can be protected against static electricity which can potentially damage most computer hardware. The work area should be free of clutter, have plenty of room for comfort, required tools, the computer hardware and containers to store screws and components during the procedure.


Identify Tools Required For The Upgrade

Different upgrade procedures require differing types of tools. The majority of tasks need an anti-static wrist strap which we can provide, although other specialist tools such as component extraction/insertion may be required. Using the correct length/size/type of screw driver for the task is important.

If you have not used the tool before, it will be necessary to familiarise yourself with its operation before undergoing the upgrade.


Upgrade Procedure

Ensure that the computer or peripherals are not powered up. Pay careful attention to any hazard or warning notices on the equipment.

Note the details and order that you disassemble the computer and carefully store screws and clips together.

Check that you are wearing an anti-static wrist band and that it is correctly installed so that it effectively discharges static electricity.

During the task, follow the upgrade steps methodically, checking and reviewing each step before going onto the next. Be careful not to displace or damage any adjacent components whilst you are focussing on installation of the upgrade.

The most common pitfalls of installing an upgrade which can lead to damage are:
  Incorrect orientation- check key pins and motherboard print for guidance on orientation
  Displaced pins- the upgrade's pins being pushed into the wrong sockets
  Connection problems- the upgrade is not making a good enough connection due to dirty contacts or unsecure installation

If you encounter a problem, check back with the instructions and if necessary contact our Technical staff for assistance.

ZorRAMZorRAM Zorro Memory
Amiga Wireless CardEasyNet Network Cards
Amiga MouseAmiga Mouse
Amiga Competition Pro JoystickCompetition Pro Joystick
Amiga Memory RAM ExpansionsMemory Expansions
Cocolino PS/2 Mouse AdapterPS/2 mouse to Amiga adapter
VGA Monitor AdapterAmiga VGA Monitor Adapters
Amiga Kickstart ROMsAmiga ROM
Amiga Floppy Disk DriveAmiga Floppy Disk
Amiga Screws / BoltsAmiga Screws & Bolts
IDE Ribbon cablesIDE cables
NimH batteryAmiga Clock Batteries
Amiga Floppy DisksNew Amiga DSDD Floppy Disks
Kickstart ROM SwitchKickstart ROM Switch
Amiga RF TV cableAmiga TV Cables
Computer Tools
reviews
ACA 1233n 40MHz with 128MB
This is an EXCELLENT accelerator! I use it with an ACA500+ a ..
5 of 5 Stars!
specials
HEADSET WITH MICROPHONE
HEADSET WITH MICROPHONE
10.20
4.79
Order Information
How To Order
Payment Methods
F.A.Q.
Shipping & Returns
Help
My Account
Log In
Register New Account
View Order History
Summary
My Addresses
About Us
Contact Support
Contact Sales
Key Dates
Conditions
Privacy Policy
Store
New Products
Product Reviews
Special Offers
Shopping Cart
Change Store Region
© 2017 Leaman Computing Limited Corporate Information All sales are subject to our Conditions of Sales and Returns Amiga is a registered trademark of Amiga, Inc. Payment Methods
AmigaKit on TwitterAmigaKit RSS FeedAmigaKit Ebay SalesAmigaKit Facebook Page