Basic Usage (Amiga 600)
To get familiar with your Amiga 600 here are the basic usage tips for how the computer should operate.
If you have troubles with boot, disconnect the floppy disk and hard disk if already connected. The computer doesn't need these to get to Kickstart, and bad drives can prevent boot.
Connect up the power supply and AV cable and turn on the power supply.
The screen should go black, then white, then black, then white, and finally Kickstart purple boot screen should load up.
This boot takes about 10 seconds.
At the Kick Start screen it animates showing a floppy disk read to be inserted.
Insert a floppy disk and after a second or two the screen turns solid purple and then starts loading the disk.
If you have Workbench on the internal hard drive, or external floppy, it will first load AmigaOS blue command line screen. Once it loads it will boot to the Workbench.
Insert a mouse into the Mouse port (port 1) and you should be able to move around with the mouse.
Once loaded, you should see RAM Disk and Workbench 3.1 icons.
Double clicking them with the left mouse button should load up a new popup window.
Holding the right click brings up the top menu, and hovering over the item you want before letting go of the right button to select and item.
When you insert a floppy disk into the drive a new icon should appear on the desktop after a few seconds and double clicking into it opens another window.
Removing the disk and inserting another continues to add more icons to the desktop.
If you insert a game it will just open a blank window from the popup. To load games just turn the computer off, insert the game first and turn on.
Insert the games floppy disk into the drive during first boot (before power on or at Kick Start screen) to load the game.
Remember most games use the Game port (port 2) so connect a joystick or mouse to that port, not the port 1.