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First post, by blougaville

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I'm toying with the idea of doing a computer build in an unconventional case and would like to mount an ISA soundcard roughly parallel to the motherboard (a PCB riser won't work because it won't be mounted in a perfect 90 degree angle above an ISA slot). I somehow just assumed since it's so easy to find PCIe and PCI extension ribbons that other slot extenders would exist...at least for hobbyist! After searching for a couple hours I'm afraid I might have been wrong. I did find this AGP extender ribbon, which might come in handy:

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Link: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?I … =9SIABMK5VM5804

Does anyone know of a similar solution for ISA? According to this thread it seems likely that one could be built (Short on ISA slots? Try this.), but I'm not very confident in my soldering skills yet, plus the parts list would be a little different from the ribbon built in this thread. The ribbon would only have to be 4-5 inches for my purposes.

Reply 4 of 7, by blougaville

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yawetaG wrote:

They have existed in the past

Yeah, I found some references online to them existing but I sure wish I could track one down! Except instead of connecting to a backplane, I just need it to provide a single floating ISA slot for a sound card!

Reply 5 of 7, by blougaville

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FYI, I gave up looking and ended up making my own by purchasing the parts outlined in this post: Short on ISA slots? Try this.

You can see my ISA ribbon in action in my post about my custom mini-ITX SS7 build here: Two SS7 Builds - CUSTOM Mini-ITX Alternative to my Mid-Tower

Reply 7 of 7, by Jinxter

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Has there been some progress on this? Anybody made a cable based ISA bus extender?

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