Share your knowledge on these two classic MPCs
By Jay Rolex Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:26 pm
I recently bought an MPC3000 and I’m trying to upgrade it with the artmix SD card reader but it seems the previous owner has cut the 4 wire power cable and used a 2 wire cable to connect the previous Zip drive. Hope that makes sense, anyone got any idea how I can hook this up? :(

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By richie Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:42 am
The previous owner was a retard, that's for starters.

You can use the adapter from the zip drive to power the Artemix as it has 5v and ground in it.

Show a picture of the way the zip drive was powered to determine if you'll need a molex to floppy adapter.
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By richie Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:17 am
It's a bit odd that the previous owner would tap power from there. Perhaps they were having a ground noise issue prior. Even still, not necessary for them to totally clip the power off.

From what you showed, you would be able to use the same connector from the zip drive to power the Artmix SD card reader as it uses the same connector.
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By richie Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:11 am
Jay Rolex wrote:Yeah I thought it seemed strange. I tried using the same connector and seems to be working so far, thanks!

You're welcome