Amiga 1000 Expansion Port Question

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I've been Googling for a bit but can't find an easy answer to my question. I know the A500 and A1000 expansion ports are compatible but I can't find the exact orientation of the A1000 port compared to the A500 port. Would someone please explain the differences to me?

Are they the same except that the "Front" of the A500 port is the same as the "Back" of the A1000 port? Are Up and Down the same on both systems?

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Heather
 

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Hiyas SdG

you will find that the A1000 and A500 Expansions are in fact inverse of each other - thats to say upgrades for the A500 would need to be upside down for the A1000 (and vice versa)
 

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Hmm. I'm somewhat confused then. I sold my A500 Zorro II adapter from Tomthul to a friend and I want to make sure he plugs it into his A1000 in the proper direction. Looking at a couple pictures of the adapter installed in an A1000 and another one for the A500, it looks like "Up" is the same on both systems.

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Has anyone tried one of Tomthul's adapter in their A1000 that can tell me the exact orientation of the adapter and cards that plug into the adapter?

Thanks!

Heather

*EDIT* This looks like the adapter plugged into the A500. Compare it to the A1000 above.

 

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They're not upside down (and don't try connecting that way either... unless you're performing thriller and need some stage smoke..)

If you use an expansion for an A500 on a 1000 the front will face towards the back.... and vice versa for 1000 expansions to the 500 :)
 

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Sorry I was on about Toms adapter.
 

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OK, so they both go in with the top of the device upright but the "front" of an A500 add-on, like the GVP A500-HD+8 would be at the back of the A1000. Thanks guys! I really appreciate it!

Heather
 
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