teoz at neo.rr.com
Sun Mar 20 02:31:55 CST 2005
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Duell" <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
To: <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2005 7:11 PM
Subject: Re: ISA Connectors
> > Can you still buy the 18x2 pin edgeboard that makes an 8 bit ISA slot
> > 16 bit one?
> Isn't it just a standard 0/1" pitch edge connector? It shouldn't be hard
> to get.
> > I was toying with the idea of expanding my Amiga 2000 (with 286
> > from 2x16 and 2x8bit to 4x16bit ISA slots and installing a SCSI card,
> > card, network card, and something else. The 2000 has the pinholes for
> > 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
> > all 1 piece, so desoldering one of them wont work.
> IIRC, there's sigificant space between the 2 parts of the connector, so
> it should be possible to cut your desoldered connector apart and use only
> the '16 bit' part. Or can't you desolder the '8 bit' connectr from the
> Amiga and remplace the lot with one of the connectors from the old
I ended up just cutting the '16 bit' part away from the connector and
installed them in the Amiga (I just used a dremel tool to cut half way into
the connector and made a clean snap).
Since I was in there I did the lithium battery hack so my RTC works again.
Now to see about getting the cards installed and working.
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