Reviews and questions about the entry-level MPC500
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By NearTao Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:57 pm
This is probably a long shot, but does anybody happen to have a spare MPC 500 Volume/Slider PCB? I just bought a used MPC 500, and it is is all janked up. Check it out
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Here is what I need
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By NearTao Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:36 am
With Krazy Glue, solder, and a lot of patience... I was able to fix the board.
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Posted more details about it here:
https://neartao.wordpress.com/2020/07/03/akai-mpc-500-repair/

It was quite a bit of work, but the old girl is humming now. Probably going to replace the caps next... and have a few wacky ideas for mods I might try.
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By NearTao Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:17 pm
Next up has been working on the Tact Switches and knob controls, and trying to clean up the years of grunge I inherited on this thing. I am not positive I have made everything better yet though. It is not too noisy (I mean LoFi for the youngins), so I haven't fully committed to doing the cap replacements next.
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If you're interested to read more here I dumped another blog post https://neartao.wordpress.com/2020/07/08/akai-mpc-500-tact-switches/