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The Amiga 500 Computer


Description
Manufacturer Commodore Business Machines
Model Amiga 500
Date Announced 1987
Date Canceled Unknown
Number Produced Tens of thousands
Country of Origin USA
Price $600
Current Value $25-$150
Specifications
Processor Motorola 68000
Speed 7.14 MHz
RAM 512K
ROM 256K
Storage 880K 3.5" Floppy.
Expansion Proprietary expansion bus
Bus Amiga Proprietary
Video A high resolution, high color video subsystem allowed a wide variety of graphics and text modes up to 640x400 interlaced.
I/O Parallel, Serial, etc.
OS Options Amiga Workbench, AmigaDOS
Notes The machine in my collection is missing one keycap but came with the original box and documentation.
Related Items in Collection Commodore Amiga 4000, tons of software, manuals and peripherals.
Related Items Wanted Software, additional peripherals and my missing keycap!


The Amiga 500 was the second Amiga machine produced, after the Amiga 1000. The 500 was an all-in-one design that needed only an external display to be useful.

Amiga 500 Box

The Amiga 500 in my collection came in its original box. The box is a bit beaten up, but still shows off the graphics nicely.

Amiga 500 box contents

The contents are fairly complete with the full styrofoam and the manual. Unfortunately the unit lost a function key along the way which will have to be replaced.


(Submitted April 5, 2012 07:37:08 by stavros)

i have an amiga 500 for sale in perfect condition.10-15 hours used or so,in the original box everything included. gramenos@hotmail.com


(Submitted October 15, 2011 06:24:37 by Pooyan)

I am intrested to buy one Amiga 500 or Amiga 600 (In good condition) . I am in IRAN .


(Submitted June 5, 2011 13:40:33 by Joe )

I have many Amigas for sale. 1- A500, 2- A2000s, 1-A4000. Also have a Video Toaster 2000 in one of the 2000s and a Video Toaster 4000 and Flyer in the A4000. GO here to see detailed pics. http://www.mediafire.com/?q2qdi8sdnc1tdj1


(Submitted March 16, 2011 21:27:40 by Allvan)

I have an Amiga 2500 in great shape except the hard drive quit working, I have a genloc and video digitzer, lots of software, word processing spreadsheet, games, 1084s monitor,pics and list of software available on request.


(Submitted January 22, 2011 14:28:01 by Eric Hyman)

I have a complete Amiga 500 system from mid/late 80s in excelent condition to sell. CPU with power supply, RGB monitor, external floppy drive, 1200 buad modem, Commodore dot matrix printer, and a bunch of software and manuals including original Amiga 500 manual, many others are originals. All sorts of cables too. Would like to find an interested buyer. I am in the Atlanta, GA area but can ship. Thanks.


(Submitted June 10, 2010 21:52:05 by (a href=mailto:acolyte12atgmail)George(/a))

I am interested in buying an Amiga 500 in the best condition possible. I live in Chicago. Please feel free to email me if you are interested in selling. Thanks in advance!


(Submitted March 17, 2010 04:52:30 by Dave)

I have recently found out my old Amiga 500 and all software including 60+ games. Some of the games still hold their original packaging with mint condition (Sensible World of Soccer '95/'96, Gunship 2000, A-Train) along with a few others. I am willing to depart with the system now as I have had my fair share of gaming from this excellent 80's machine. All of the wires and components are still intact with a spare power supply. Over the years the colour of the Amiga has faded from white to a pale yellow which is to be expected as it was made in 1987. If anyone is interested in buying it please forward me an email and i'll gladly send some pictures over for your perusal. Thanks, Dave


(Submitted February 28, 2010 23:29:00 by (a href=mailto:dspiller2yahoo.com)Danny(/a))

I have a A500. I wanting to find out if there is anyone that has software for a a500 and anything that I can get for it?


(Submitted January 10, 2010 09:34:15 by neil porley)

I have an Amiga A600 in good working order that I would like to sell.It includes the manual, mouse,power pack,a few original games(still boxed) and lots of copied games.If anyone is interested then please let me know.Please note I live in the UK. Thanks.Neil


(Submitted November 19, 2009 15:36:13 by gareth)

does anyone know how to connect an amiga 500 plus to a modern tv and tell me the cables (leads) that i need for the picture and sound? please email me


(Submitted November 18, 2009 16:24:01 by Gamerx)

I am interested in amiga 500 and amiga 1200 system(s) as I want to pass them on to my own kids and some of my friends kids, please let me know what you have, and how much you'd like to part with it for. I am in Canada (Ontario) and I would prefer at least 1 1200 or 4000 system with AGA, and some 500, if they had HDD, great, if not, that could be okay as well... Thanks


(Submitted November 17, 2009 07:33:47 by (a href=mailto:SellingAmiga500)Antony.Hemmingsntlworld.com(/a))

Does anybody know where i can sell my AMIGA 500 other than EBAY please email me if you do many thanks..............


(Submitted October 18, 2009 11:43:17 by (a href=mailto:)nOw2(/a))

In reply to Cal: I believe just one A500 was given away on Noel's House Party. The kids always asked for a 'computer', and the result was an Amstrad as a prize. I distinctly remember one asking for an Amiga, and Noel remarking on how expensive it was.


(Submitted October 7, 2009 05:03:42 by Davey Knocker)

The Amiga was great for flight sims,The Stealth Fighter, it's own F15 flight sim these where fantastic the graphics were unbeleaveable it was just awsom.


(Submitted August 10, 2009 16:57:39 by Craig)

I have a commodore amiga 500 plus in full working order and in original box complete with over 20 original games + in excess of 100 other game discs also has a joystick. I am selling this in order to raise funds. Anyone interested please contact me or any info wanted. Availuable for collection in Leeds or can be delivered within reason


(Submitted June 30, 2009 09:41:48 by Irfan Mehrali)

I am selling an Amiga 500 on ebay. The item number is: 200356517045. Only two days left!


(Submitted May 23, 2009 01:32:33 by harboda)

Amiga 500, C64 & Amstrad Green Screen ( PCw9512 ?? ) computers from loft clearance ~ Oxford UK


(Submitted May 6, 2009 20:38:04 by Mahdi)

I have just found my old Amiga 500 but am sadly missing the monitor and cable to connect the keyboard to the monitor. Any suggestions? I am not even sure what type of cord I need to be looking for (i.e what. Please help..I am at a loss and living in Australia. mahdiw@iprimus.com.au


(Submitted May 6, 2009 12:18:09 by Ognen)

Anyone has an AMiga 500 for sale in the USA in working condition? If so, email me at ognen@naniteworld.com

Thanks! OD


(Submitted April 23, 2009 08:22:47 by (a href=mailto:)Mortar(/a))

A mising keycap is like a smile with a missing tooth. :)


(Submitted April 13, 2009 14:15:34 by miro)

if you got old amiga hardware then email me. im paying good. Im especially interested in blizzard turbocards or bvisions. this offer is valid nonstop.thanks


(Submitted March 19, 2009 19:00:17 by Anarh)

This was my 1'st computer and it was the best and still is!!! The best piece of machine ever.


(Submitted March 17, 2009 05:18:11 by Cal)

How many times did I see these being given away on BBC's Noel's House Party when I was a kid?!? I recognised it thanks to the box and it brought back all those nostalgic memories.


(Submitted February 4, 2009 18:07:17 by john moran)

i have an amiga 500, in original box, with joystick, control pad, mouse. all connections and a box full of classic games too many to count (prince of persia, paperboy, lemmings, lotus turbo challange, worms etc etc) please email moran.johnny@gmail.com with bids. i am located in ireland


(Submitted January 19, 2009 00:57:55 by michael ismail)

i would be over the moon if any1 is selling a comm64 or amiga with thewonder boy ,wonderboy in monster land,and wonderboy3 games willing 2 buy whole package plus extras im located in australia.


(Submitted November 25, 2008 17:14:15 by Michael Loftus)

HAVE AMIGA 500+ ALSO 600 FOR SPARES PRINTER, LOTS GAMES AND ALL CABLES BOOKS ETC, BUYER TO COLLECT MAKE ME AN OFFER, NOT USED FOR YEARS, NEED TO MAKE SPACE.


(Submitted November 24, 2008 16:22:05 by ricardo)

Amiga 500 on ebay no reserve Phoenix pickup only

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ViewItem&item=350130806235


(Submitted November 3, 2008 21:57:43 by Rick D)

I have an Amiga A500 with commodore colour stereo monitor lots of games and programs dot matrix printer upgraded memory card to 1GB optional external disk drive. Still have the white original box with Amiga logos on it not abused FOR SALE I'm located in Canada anyone interested?


(Submitted October 27, 2008 15:54:21 by stewart lotches)

I have an amiga 500 with a lot of games or two amiga 2000's,one hard drive,one tape drive that work!......make offers....blazerfan20042002@yahoo.com


(Submitted October 12, 2008 13:01:41 by hitesh)

Hi i am selling an amiga a500+

very similar to the one shown here except i have a pair of joysticks and many floppies also a commodore Monitor........ if you dont want to disturb your television with the rf adapter all those things at us$200 + delivery charges


(Submitted June 19, 2008 23:00:07 by Vicki)

Hi, I'm interested in purchasing an amiga 500 or 2000, anyone selling?


(Submitted May 28, 2008 00:39:31 by Peter)

Hello,Im interested in buying a Amiga 500 or 2000


(Submitted March 20, 2008 13:51:18 by Paul)

Im from the country of Malta...Have a boxed amiga 500 available with 1mb upgrade for sale...lots of original games...anyone interested email me. thanks


(Submitted March 18, 2008 12:18:32 by mikez)

giana sisters .... amiga games

clone of mario brother


(Submitted March 12, 2008 03:04:41 by Kirsty)

Hi I remember playing on my Amiga when i was very young and i cant think of the game i loved. It was similar to Mario with the different levels and im sure it had 'sisters' in the name. The first level was outside and at the end of the level you came to a big tunnel then underground for the second level. There was also little legged creatures who killed you if you didnt turn them to stone. Does anyone have any idea what the name of thsi game is? Its driving me mad!


(Submitted January 30, 2008 17:53:27 by CLB RR)

I have an A500 complete in box as pictured (better box, no monitor) available for $75. I'll even pay the freight in the US.


(Submitted January 24, 2008 09:45:32 by Cristi)

Where can I buy one of these??? I desperelately need one.Please if you can help me....I'll be more than gratefulll


(Submitted January 19, 2008 09:17:38 by Tom Sturgeon)

I have an empty Commodore Amiga 500 box with different graphics than the one pictured above.

The box has the original packaging with styrofoam and the smaller box for the mouse and power cord.

The condition of the box is good in my opinion, with lots of games and programs depicted.

Drop me an e-mail if you are interested in acquiring this bit if immateria.


(Submitted January 17, 2008 15:03:12 by charlie)

hello i have a perfect hardly used amiga 500 with joystick,manuals, software, games, monitor*(in box). also, dot matrix printer new in box. all wires and connectors are present.... works great!!!! make offers on this piece of computer history...


(Submitted November 22, 2007 15:16:54 by dave)

my amiga 500 is just displaying black & white.how do i get the colour or is there something wrong with it


(Submitted July 21, 2007 02:15:13 by Roninx2)

I remember a game I liked on the amiga which I remember playing when I was about 7 years old, it was a game that sort of scared me I think you start off at the bottom of the screen and you have to shoot these gem like things and there is a coin like thing in the middle of the screen it flips occasually one side has like a sun face the other has a grey scary face. Does anyone have an idea of this game im talking about? Thanks.


(Submitted June 29, 2007 14:44:24 by Matt)

If anyone knows how to connect an Amiga 500 to a modern TV (wires, connectors etc.) could you please let me know? My email is with my name :).


(Submitted April 15, 2007 00:19:05 by Brendon)

Hi all.I am chasing a game called Alternate Reality.I use to play it on an Amiga 500 about 15 years ago.Does anyone have this game.if so i am willing to pay well for itCan you help? Contact me on brendo1977@hotmail.com


(Submitted March 29, 2007 11:10:46 by Philip Bernhard)

Have found a Box full of A 500 Plus with I think extern HD and other stuff, also a box full of disks, what is on them dont know. any offers


(Submitted March 26, 2007 21:49:37 by Keith Burgoyne)

I have an Amiga 1200, 1000, and 500. Anyone have an Amiga 1000 keyboard that they are willing to sell? I'm missing one, and as such, I cannot use the Amiga 1000!


(Submitted March 26, 2007 21:52:50 by Keith Burgoyne)

John, I think the name of the game you are looking for is Ports of Call.


(Submitted March 8, 2007 17:11:51 by Herman Samso)

Great computer! I still have one of those ;-) Excellent for playing.


(Submitted March 6, 2007 13:07:14 by kay)

i have a amiga commodore a500 plus for sale.Comes complete with joystick,mouse,manuals and all cables.I have also got a large selection of games for sale.Im selling them both on ebay, username daves4961


(Submitted February 23, 2007 17:42:08 by john)

please help im looking for a gem that i used to play on the amiga it was all about sailing and docking tankers all over the world a very basic game but also a highly addictive game...plese help me out with a name THANKS.


(Submitted February 12, 2007 18:26:07 by TingYi)

I have an Amiga 500 complet with SEVERAL games, programs, etc. I have an external floppy drive and an external supra modem 2400. I have two joysticks, the Commodore 1084 screen. All works great. I've been using it for years (since my family bought it forever ago) to play games. Some big names it includes: Arkanoid, Croak, Maniac Mansion, Amoeba, Lemmings, Galaga, Space Ace, etc. comes with tutorial disk and a cleaning disk. I'm looking for good offers. I'm sorry I don't have original packaging. I bought it years and years ago.


(Submitted February 2, 2007 06:40:47 by Dickie)

Hi, I had an amiga 500 as a kid and my favourite game was Mega Pheonix. I've been looking for a copy for years but whenever I try searching the internet there are never any matches found. Does any one remember the game or where I can find?


(Submitted January 9, 2007 22:18:27 by Rajni)

Once you have amiga floppy disks as image disks on your PC, you can actually run them on a real amiga with this cable available from: http://amiga.krishnasoft.com and trying ebay at:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=320070167192&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=011


(Submitted January 7, 2007 10:24:44 by Az Hamilton)

Howdy there me fellow Amiga nuts. Have recently activated my pristine Amiga 500 and am looking to turn the clock back with a load of old games. Anyone out there got a big collection they a willing to sell? Dont mind copies, as long as they work.


(Submitted December 31, 2006 21:02:38 by Rex)

We began selling Commodore products, including Amiga, in 1983 and closed the store in December 2004. We still have inventory left which is listed at http://www.commodorecomputercenter.com.


(Submitted December 29, 2006 12:38:20 by david)

Hey Everyone, ive just got my a600 out of the loft to re-start my Sensible world of soccer league with my mates only to find the joysticks missing. Doe's anyone know of any good sites or even have any joysticks for sale. i dont want any flight sim sticks just a basic model sumit like a power play cruiser....cheers


(Submitted December 28, 2006 03:50:32 by WYoung)

I have an Amiga 500 (with upgrade)in Wellington New Zealand available. Runs off Work Bench. Only used to play Indiana Jones on it. Any offers??


(Submitted December 16, 2006 02:32:48 by Chris)

I would trade my fully functional Amiga 500 and 1084S Monitor for a fully functional C64 first edition preferably with a 1571 drive,joysticks and games.Contact me


(Submitted December 8, 2006 07:58:52 by chris evaggelinos)

hi my name is chris evaggelinos and i want to buy an amiga500 fully functional with any games software an joystick in any price..i would pay 100euros..the shipping costs would be payed from me..i live in greece.please contact me to my email jiroemon@hotmail.com


(Submitted December 8, 2006 07:51:01 by chris evaggelinos)

my first computer wan an amiga500 but i lost the cable which connects the monitor with the keyboard.i am looking for an amiga500 fully functional with games joystick and monitor with any price u want.but i dont have a credit card.i will pay via postoffices or bank accounts please contact me at jiroemon@hotmail.com


(Submitted October 14, 2006 16:19:27 by Tim)

I'm looking to purchase an Amiga 500 with a joystick. If anyone has one or any leads where I can locate one, please email me.


(Submitted October 11, 2006 10:44:23 by Boban)

I’m trying to contact “Louis”. I am interested for Amiga 500. Please contact me at this address: slobodanradulovic@yahoo.com. Pleeeeeeeeease.


(Submitted September 29, 2006 19:35:09 by louis)

I've an amiga 500 in a box with most (i think i has all) of the original items. it's been sitting in shelf gathering dust. the unit never changed hand, and was cleaned before getting put away into its box and stowed away. Anyone who want it can have it, for whatever you want to pay, or hell, just to take it away. My parents are cleaning the apt, and it will be simply thrown out soon.

Email me soon before it ends in the junkyard.


(Submitted September 29, 2006 18:49:11 by Chad)

Hello from the United States. I'm looking for an Amiga 1000 or Amiga 500 complete in their original boxes in very good to mint condition. If anyone has one that they'd like to part with, please email me. Thanks!


(Submitted August 21, 2006 13:57:18 by Rui Santos)

hi guys looking to buy up an amiga with some games in good condition.pls email me


(Submitted August 8, 2006 03:57:46 by Andy Hill)

I have an Amiga A500+ with loads of disks for sale.

Any Offers?


(Submitted July 29, 2006 02:00:35 by kenny)

looking for a good copy of workbench for my amiga 500..any help would be appreciated ...


(Submitted May 31, 2006 20:47:15 by OzzieSong)

Wow an Amiga 500 was my second computer after the Commodore64. Awesome sound for the day, I still search Google for software and sound for the Amiga and 64 I want the game Marble.


(Submitted April 2, 2006 08:42:25 by Mal)

My father-in-law owned one of these, and he basically abandoned it in favor of an IBM PCXT.

The Amiga was way ahead of its time - the Amiga Workbench GUI wouldn't be surpassed in the Intel/Clone world until Linux/KDE/Gnome came on the scene.

I remember playing Electronic Arts Arctic Fox - a 3D tank FPS on that machine. I think that might have been EA's first game...


(Submitted April 2, 2006 04:27:12 by Andrew Hodson)

Mine has no PSU, the extra (go faster?) switch needs re-wiring & drive button broken. Loads of games! Free to good (charing) home. England


(Submitted March 23, 2006 09:53:46 by Nigel Kerr)

I am in the UK and have a complete boxed Amiga A500 with power supply for sale make me an offer anyone.


(Submitted January 18, 2006 07:56:30 by David Read)

I have a boxed up Amiga 500 (with 1MB RAM), a screen, external disk drive, & loads of games / programs to go with it. Would anyone be interested in buying this bundle?


(Submitted November 14, 2005 15:34:05 by maczeus)

I have two Commodore Amiga 2000 pcs that I'd be willing to sell. All kinds of software too and one has the Video Toaster installed. One Amiga seems to have a bad harddrive. There are monitors for each. Both monitors work, but one has a bad on/off switch (switch won't stay in/on, without help).


(Submitted November 12, 2005 09:31:30 by (a href=mailto:)Twist(/a))

Amiga 500 is the first computer I ever got and it rocked!! You could learn computer language, do great pictures in Deluxe Paint and play some great games, although the only one to really stick in my head was James Pond!


(Submitted August 4, 2005 05:28:54 by J)

I have just seen some parts which may help fib74 & Peter,take a look at http://www.oldsoftware.com/Amiga.html

J


(Submitted June 23, 2005 07:42:52 by Peter Wright)

Hi, I have a perfectly working still in box Amiga500 with 1MEG memory upgrade. My power supply unit was damaged as a result of taking a flying lesson down the stairs by my kid brother some 7 years ago. Ever since then my marvelous machine was destined to be sold in a boot sale or collect dust in my parents attic. I want my amiga back!! please could you help me locate a PSU for me A500 I have been looking for at least 5 years. Its realy depressing me now. Pete from Southend-On-Sea in the UK


(Submitted June 18, 2005 01:26:07 by fib74)

Hi I have just brought a whole pile of commodore Amigas - however only two copies of workbench came with these machines - both corrupt - does anyone know where I can get new/good copies of workbench


(Submitted May 3, 2005 10:55:20 by Joseph Vella)

I'm from Malta. I'm interested in buying an Amiga 500. If any of you have one in a good condition which you want to sell please contact me on my e- mail address bruno@waldonet.net.mt and tell me how much will it cost for the computer and also the postage costs.


(Submitted March 26, 2005 09:27:56 by Weevil)

You cannot use Amiga floppies in PC floppy drives. The disks are not compatible.

You will need a Catweasel mk3/4 drive controller for your PC if you wish to use Amiga disks. See http://www.jschoenfeld.com/


(Submitted February 25, 2005 10:19:17 by albert)

How can I play my AMIGA A500 Plus Floppy disk in a Pentum 111 window 98.

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