> I was wondering if anyone here has done the hack to turn the two
> XT slots into AT slots on the A2000? I've seen this hack done
> before, so you can use 3 AT cards with a bridgeboard. QUITE useful.
> Has anyone done this? Is it just as simple as soldering in the extra
> two pieces to the AT slots? Any info would be appreciated.
Yes, I,ve done it. The holes for the AT connector are filled with
solder, so you need a solder sucker to clear them first. If you are
really skilled at it, you might be able to use solder wick, but I
certainly wouldn't try it. I got the connectors from an old '286
motherboard. Since the motherboard was trash anyway, I used a propane
torch to heat all the connections from the bottom. The board ends up
quite burned, but the connector is safe as long as you keep the torch
moving. Sure beats trying to desolder all those pins individually.
Some motherboards use a single connector, but you can just cut off the
part you don't need -- I wouldn't recommend desoldering the existing
Amiga connector. Including disassembling and reassembling the computer,
it took me around two hours at a leisurely pace.