XT Case with Modern Motherboard
ploopster at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 15:04:50 CST 2005
a.carlini at ntlworld.com wrote:
> Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>>I have this dead XT here, and I wanted to replace its motherboard
>>with a newish ATX beastie. Anyone know where I might be able to find
> You'll have to swap the PSU and you'll have to find a mobo that
> can be mounted in the box given the alignment of the mounting
> holes etc. and you'll need to find a way of getting the mobo
> connectors to the outside world.
> Without checking in detail, I think you'll have to virtually
> destroy the XT case to make the mobo and PSU fit.
> Are XTs far enough along the modern development curve that
> they cannot be fixed? I thought that the trend towards
> no-schematics-all-in-a-chipset machines was somewhere in
> the 386/486 era.
> Or are XTs still so common that you have no hope of trading
> the dead one for a modern case?
Probably none of the above.
*This* particular XT is probably beyond repair. There are scorch marks
galore and the motherboard is cracked from the cardslots forward.
Ragged remains of traces are sticking out. Sadly, it looks like it was
quite abused in its day.
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