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Old 26 February 2014, 22:45   #1
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Indivision ECS, Best Placement of VGA socket

I'm waiting on delivery of an Indivision ECS and was wondering where is the best place for the connector?
I will be using it on my Amiga 500+, I would like it properly fitted, at the rear of the case if possible.
Can anyone who has experience with this hardware give me tips/advice?
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Old 26 February 2014, 23:02   #2
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I'd suggest the blank space next to the mouse/joystick ports.

Practice on something else before you do the final cut though as it's all too easy to butcher a case.
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Old 26 February 2014, 23:04   #3
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I see where you mean,
How do you suggest I fix it to the case? Hot glue maybe?
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Old 26 February 2014, 23:27   #4
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I made an extension with a piece of SCSI cable and 2 sockets. It was originally made to fit another flicker fixer underneath a VXL030 with the ram board attached. the fans were also added due to all the extra cabling and hardware under the hood to help keep things cool. The VXL was pulled due to the ACA500 and ACA 1232. I just never bothered to take the fans off the underside of the case. The fans are only hot glued to the case. It is difficult to see in the photo, but the video cable from the indivision runs under the floppy drive and I cut a hold in the case to screw in the 15 pin video connector. The only problem I had was making sure that the wires for the socket extension were not too long. It took a couple tries before I had a stable image coming from the flicker fixer (pre indivision). I was worried that the indivision would have problems with the socket extender, but it didn't. The indivison has a piece of plastic adhered to the underside and the exposed metal from the sockets were covered with hot glue so as to avoid any shorts.
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Thanks for the advice
Can you show me how you fitted the VGA connector to the case mate?
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Old 27 February 2014, 00:40   #6
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I see where you mean,
How do you suggest I fix it to the case? Hot glue maybe?
If you cut out a square to match the mouse port you can use part of a metal plate from a PC Graphics card, you could secure that inside with hot glue and it will look very professional from the outside.

When I'm modding cases I use a very small set of metalworking files and a lot of patience!

I would suggest drilling some holes first and filing out the square. You can achieve the curved corners with the rounded files and get straight edges with the flat files.

I bought my set in Wilko by the way, they were cheap but are fine for working with plastic.
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Old 27 February 2014, 01:32   #7
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If you cut out a square to match the mouse port you can use part of a metal plate from a PC Graphics card, you could secure that inside with hot glue and it will look very professional from the outside.

When I'm modding cases I use a very small set of metalworking files and a lot of patience!

I would suggest drilling some holes first and filing out the square. You can achieve the curved corners with the rounded files and get straight edges with the flat files.

I bought my set in Wilko by the way, they were cheap but are fine for working with plastic.
Brilliant, off to Wilko I go tomorrow. Thanks for the tip
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Files from Wilcos, best things I ever bought! Cheers fitzsteve!!
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Nice work, looks really good well done
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