ISA Connectors

Gordon JC Pearce gordon at
Sat Mar 19 02:04:27 CST 2005

Teo Zenios wrote:
> Can you still buy the 18x2 pin edgeboard that makes an 8 bit ISA slot into a
> 16 bit one?
> I was toying with the idea of expanding my Amiga 2000 (with 286 bridgeboard)
> from 2x16 and 2x8bit to 4x16bit ISA slots and installing a SCSI card, video
> card, network card, and something else. The 2000 has the pinholes for the
> connector so installing the edgeboard should not be that big of a deal.
> Looking through my old 486 motherboards I noticed that they 16 bit slots are
> all 1 piece, so desoldering one of them wont work.
> Any ideas? has anybody else bothered to try this?

Yes, desolder the whole edge connector (I used a hot air paint 
stripper), and cut the bit you want off with a sharp hacksaw.


More information about the cctalk mailing list