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DIY: 34-PIN IDE EXTENSION CABLE (2000XL 8-OUTS MOD)


 

11/13/16 UPDATE:  

When this article and two others were written, they were done on forums before I had made this website.  So foolishly the images were not hosted here, and now lost.

 

I am in the process of recovering all broken images, and for those that can not be recovered, I will re-create, and clean up some of the instructions. 

 

Now reading back as I am today, I see formatting needs to be re-done





MAKING A 34-PIN IDE EXTENSION CABLE FOR AKAI S3000XL 8-OUT FOR USE IN MPC 2000XL

I used this one, you can use any if you find an extension (male to female) just use this photo for reference if you go elsewhere

Amazon.com 40 Pin Male to Female IDE Extension Cable

You'll need:



Safety goggles is mandatory here. Unless you wanna literally put out an eye. When your clipping the thick plastic, it's going to come firing off at a decent speed.

As your extension cable is 40-Pin, and you only need 34-Pin, using a pencil or marker, mark the pins you are going to remove. So on the non-red side, count in 6 wires.



Slowly use your knife to cut along, and separate the wires to cut. If you aren't patient you can slip and cut other wires, and have to start over with a new one



After cutting all the way down end to end, you can clip the separated group of wires out.



Now you can cut the lip around those 6 pins. Because you will be removing this part, so the cable will fit into the proper slot.





Now snip each pin off



With the edge gone, there is now nothing holding the top clip on. Remove the top clip piece and set it aside.



You now need to remove the rest of the wires here





Now cut the entire thing off. You'll see why I say safety glasses soon as you try and cut it. It's going to take some strength so try and be precise.



Shave it down as necessary



It's now the right size



With both ends done, you can start gluing the clips back together 









So now it will still not fit. The slots are not in the correct position. To correct this, we need to open the slot up. You can try and fit it now, then refer to this image, to see what you are doing.



Shave this piece off also






Do a test fit, make adjustments as needed



IMPORTANT REMINDER!

Notice in Jibbers photo here



You see the red wire is on the left side of the 8-OUT's. That is pin-1 on the 8-OUT board. 

 

Pin-1 on the MPC is labeled with an arrow pointing at it. Looking at Jibbers photo you can see where the red wire is.

THIS HERE IS THE INCORRECT WAY



If you do this in reverse, refer to the repair article here:

 

 REPAIR DEAD MPC 2000XL AFTER 8-OUT INSTALL


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