Exchange tips and tricks for the Akai MPC4000
By MaddKidd1970 Sun Nov 27, 2022 3:53 pm
Can the LCD ribbon cable be any 1.25 pitch, 14 pin cable or does it have to be specifically what MPCStuff is selling? It is hard to find but I think I found a manufacturer that can make it.
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By Telefunky Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:32 pm
If the pitch of the lanes matches and conductive ends are on the same side (iirc and that‘s what the tech manual suggests) any such cable will do.
(thickness does matter, too, but I didn‘t see any that were suspect in this regard)

In case your cable isn‘t broken but only has a worn out end (usually at the board side): it can be recovered by carefully removing the plastic isolation.
(I‘ve done this on my 4k and can give some instructions if required)
By MaddKidd1970 Mon Nov 28, 2022 7:01 pm
Thanks buddy. Once my new LCD screen comes in I can determine if the culprit for the lines in the screen are the old screen or the ribbon cable. I was just trying to get ahead of the issue since I may have to hunt down the ribbon cable.