Horseclick, I was hoping you'd log on and see this.
Thanks for the reply. Trying to figure this out without buying a second internal SCSI adapter because there was already one in the machine, attached to an old McDisk (inside).
Some progress: I attached it to the MPC internal SCSI cable and plugged in a USB cable from the Mac at the same time to power it. That did the trick; I could access and format it. So it's 100% a power issue as you hypothesized.
It looks like there was some power going to the McDisk already, but it's just two little cables...I'd have to adapt this situation to a Molex connector though, because it's currently the wrong connector. I admit I'm not exactly sure how to do this...I could probably find a Molex to repurpose (or buy) and then would have to figure out what goes where. Any tips there?
If you can't tell, I'm a beginner with diagnosing and remedying this stuff. Can do basic soldering and would like to fixing it with what I have. If you have any suggestions for doing it that way, I'm all ears.
A bit confused about why the cables aren't working...I supposed the 26-to-50 adapter I have needs some plumbing inside because it's not routing the power to the right conductor so it powers the SCSI2SD. Maybe I'll bring a mulitmeter home and see if I can find out where the power is hanging out.
Horseclick wrote:you got a sd card installed?
if not nothing will happen.
Its buss powered so you would not need any power to power it.
sounds liek your cable converter is either faulty or the bus power is on the wrong pn
buy artmixes internal mpc 3000 internal scsi converter to uensure you are getting the power you need.
or tap the floppies power to the scsi to power it