Amiga 1000 Kickstart switcher – PCB only


This is a bare PCB that allows, after assembly and modification of your A1000 (please note!), the use of one or more Kickstart ROMs (A500 or A2000 ROMs), removing the need to use a Kickstart disk at bootup.

This is a bare PCB and requires you to source and solder the parts in order to complete it. Modifications to your A1000 are also required in order to use this adapter.

Once assembled, you will need to move the 68000 CPU from your A1000 to this board’s CPU socket. This adapter is then inserted into the CPU slot. This should not be attempted it you are not comfortable with soldering, modifying your A1000’s motherboard, and removing and transplanting chips. Details of the required motherboard modifications are noted on the back of the PCB and in the instructions linked below.

This board requires the following parts to complete: (2) 1206 SMD 10K resistors, (1) DIP-64 socket for Motorola 68000, (2) DIP-40 sockets for the Kickstart ROMs. You can add headers for the switch/jump and U6L jumper, or you can wire these directly. We also sell a pre-made switch with header pins if you prefer to add a switch.

PLEASE NOTE: The first 6 in this batch will include the1206 SMD 10K resistors already soldered onto the boards at no cost. Once those are gone, this note will be removed, and the remaining stock of 15 boards without resistors will be shipped after that.

CREDITS: This board was designed by EzdineG and originally posted on the Amiga Love forums.
Instructions for use can be found at:
Attribution and link to the Gerber files can be found at:

DISCLAIMER: This adapter requires modification of your hardware. OSVG accepts no responsibility for any damage to any equipment that results from the use of this board or said modifications. A certain level of skill and soldering experience is needed to complete this project. Use at your own risk.

4 in stock

SKU: a1000KS_pcb Categories: , ,

Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 3.75 × 3.25 × .2 in

PCB only