Amiga Technologies: A4000T (AT)
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A4000T
A4000T

A4000T with manuals and disks
A4000T with manuals and disks

Door Closed
Door Closed

Door Open
Door Open

Rear
Rear

Hi Res Version, A4000T - 419K
Hi Res Version, A4000T with manuals and disks - 900K
Hi Res Version of Tower, Rear - 128K
Hi Res Version of Tower, Door Open - 130K
Hi Res Version of Tower, Door Closed - 97K
Image of A4000T with door open - 88K
Image of A4000T with case off - 121K
Image of Disk Module, Amiga Technologies version - 105K
Image of Disk Module, Commodore version (blank PCB) - 62K
Image of I/O Module, Front Commodore version - 51K
Image of I/O Module, Back Commodore version - 272K
Image of Audio/Video Module, Amiga Technologies version - 92K
Image of manuals and disks - 992K
Image of Floppy Adaptor, Front - 25K
Image of Floppy Adaptor, Back - 26K
A4000T Rev 4 Motherboard - 1228K
A4000T Rev 4 Motherboard, Front (Blank PCB) - 1099K
A4000T Rev 4 Motherboard, Back (Blank PCB) - 1056K
Hi Res Version, A4000T UK Keyboard - 76K
Picture of A4000T drive rail, Image 1 - 8K
Picture of A4000T drive rail, Image 2 - 7K
Motherboard Jumper Diagram - bytes
Disk Module Jumper Diagram - bytes

Standard Specifications

NOTE: These specifcations apply to the A4000T made by Amiga Technologies, and do not necessarily apply to the A4000T made by Commodore.

Case Type: Full Tower
Processor: 040@25Mhz (via Commodore A3640) or
060@50Mhz (Unknown which card)
MMU: Internal
FPU: Internal
Chipset: AGA
Kickstarts: V3.1 (Two ROM chips)
Bus Controller: Super Buster Rev 11
Expansion Slots: 5 x 100pin Zorro III slots
2 x AGA Video Slots (both inline with Zorro slots)
4 x Inactive 16bit ISA slots (3 inline with Zorro slots)
1 x 200pin CPU Fast Slot
Standard CHIP RAM: 2MB (Surface Mounted)
RAM sockets: 4 x 72pin SIMM slots
Hard Drive Controllers: 1 x 3.5" IDE Controller
1 x SCSI-II Controller
Drive Bays: 5 x 5.25" (3 Horiztonal, 2 Vertical, all with faceplates)
Expansion Ports: 1 x 25pin Serial
1 x 25pin Parallel
1 x 23pin RGB Video
2 x 9pin Joystick/Mouse
2 x RCA Audio (Left/Right)
1 x 3.5mm Headphone
1 x 50pin External SCSI
1 x RCA Composite
1 x 5pin DIN Keyboard
Floppy Drive: 1 x Internal 880K (Actually a PC 1.44MB drive converted for Amiga use)
Motherboard Revisions: Rev 4
Battery Backed Up Clock: Yes (Coin shaped lithium battery). Two terminals are also available for attaching an external battery

When Escom bought the Amiga operation after the liquidation of Commodore, they established an Amiga subsiduary called Amiga Technologies and began the reproduction of A4000Ts (Commodore made approximately 200 units). The A4000T is arguably the best official Amiga ever made. It is easy to assume that the A4000T is simply the same motherboard as the desktop A4000, but this is not the case. The A4000T uses a totally separate motherboard. The A4000T is intended to be a large AT form factor motherboard and infact appears to use a standard PC AT power supply. Unlike the desktop version, the A4000T also includes a SCSI-II controller on the motherboard in addition to a 3.5" IDE controller. This is why the A4000T uses a slightly different version of Kickstart 3.1 compared to other Amigas (including the A4000). It contains the drivers for the SCSI-II controller in ROM and in order to allow it to fit, workbench.library was moved from ROM, supplied on the Workbench disks and is loaded from LIBS: like any other disk based library. The A4000T also contains an internal speaker for native sound output, however external speakers and headphones can also be used. The speaker can be disabled or enabled by pressing the button labelled "Turbo". The case also contains a reset button as well as a key lock. The A4000T also uses coin shaped lithium batteries unlike most Amiga models which use the barrel shaped batteries. The A4000T contains 4 x 72pin SIMM slots for adding up to 16MB of RAM in addition to the 2MB of Chip RAM surface mounted on the motherboard. SIMM sizes of 1MB, 2MB, 4MB and 8MB can be used. Please note, than even though it is possible to use 8MB SIMMs, you are still limited to 16MB on the motherboard. If 8MB SIMMs are used, only 2 SIMMs can be used and they must be inserted in alternate slots. All of the external connectors in the A4000T reside on little cards which in turn connect to the motherboard. This means they could easily be replaced or upgraded and infact some companies did release alternate cards for the small PCB containing the video related ports. The A4000T uses the 5pin DIN keyboard connector, unlike the PS/2 style connector which the A4000 uses. Unusual for Amigas, the A4000T does NOT have an external floppy drive connector, however two internal drives can be used.

Jumpers

Jumper Setting Function
J100 Pins 1 and 2 CLK90 Clock Source is Internal
Pins 2 and 3 CLK90 Clock Source is External
J104 Pins 1 and 2 CPU Clock Source is Internal
Pins 2 and 3 CPU Clock Source is External
J151 Pins 1 and 2 ROM Speed is 200ns
Pins 2 and 3 ROM Speed is 160ns
J300 Pins 1 and 2 SIMMs are 4MB or 8MB
Pins 2 and 3 SIMMs are 1MB or 2MB
J212 Pins 1 and 2 Select NTSC
Pins 2 and 3 Select PAL
J500 Pins 1 and 2 Sync on green
Pins 2 and 3 Sync on green disabled

Disk Module Jumpers

Note: The small PCB where the serial port, parallel and video port are connected also contains a 50pin connector. This is actually a terminator for plugging the end of the SCSI cable into

Jumper Setting Function
J250 OFF No second internal floppy or second floppy (DF1:) is High Density 1.76MB
ON Second internal floppy (DF1:) is Double Density (880K)

Contributions to this page by:
Bill Horton, Francisco Rabay Jr, Han van Gelderen, Mark Frischknecht, Michael Czajka, Orjan Lindgren, RiWa & Friends, Takahasi Kasiko


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