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s3000xl problems!!
Old 11th May 2007
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s3000xl problems!!

Got it second hand, turn it on the screen is frozen withthe message..waiting for hard disk ready..skip!
None of the buttons or cursor keys work.
I searched on the net and heard if I boot it up with the latest os it should work, I tried this but the akai siad the floppy disk was not an akai formatted disk, what the hell is this?? or can you just help me out?
Old 11th May 2007
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Do you or some one else you know have another Akai Sampler that you can format the disk in? On some of the older Akai samplers, they cannot read disks that have not been fomatted for specific akai format.
Old 12th May 2007
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when your s3000xl is connected with your computer, perhaps u can get the machine to work with the MESA Software:

http://www.akaipro.com/archives.php

otherwise u should ask the seller of the machine how he/she could bring this to work in the past.
Old 12th May 2007
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EdCasey View Post
Got it second hand, turn it on the screen is frozen withthe message..waiting for hard disk ready..skip!
None of the buttons or cursor keys work.
I searched on the net and heard if I boot it up with the latest os it should work, I tried this but the akai siad the floppy disk was not an akai formatted disk, what the hell is this?? or can you just help me out?
I went through a period of frustration when I had my S3kXL trying to make an OS 2.0 disk. Every time I tried to run the OS exe, my pc wouldn't let me. I had to go into my attic and get a circa 1994 pentium 287 to actually run the exe and create the Akai formated disk. I believe if you know how to boot your pc in dos and run the Akai exe from there, you should be able to have a properly formatted Akai OS disk. The reason for this has something to do with the HD allocations for the Akai exe packet...
Old 13th May 2007
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Hi,

It's quite possible that you have blown your SCSI fuse, it will make the sampler hang.

Info below:

http://sound-on-sound2.infopop.net/2...4&m=5443086685


And a possible fix:

http://www.pimpsten.se/pictures/s3000xl/s3000xl.htm


Happy sampling

Cheers
Dave
Old 3rd February 2010
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Quote:
Originally Posted by squelch View Post
And a possible fix:

Pimpsten.se - S-3000XL Fix


Happy sampling

Cheers
Dave
Hi, has anyone tried this and succeeded? I hhave the same problem you see. Sorry to bump this old thread.
Old 4th February 2010
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Originally Posted by squatski View Post
Hi, has anyone tried this and succeeded? I hhave the same problem you see. Sorry to bump this old thread.
OK. done the mod!!! I can confirm it works!
Old 9th November 2011
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i know its an old thread, but the link does not work no more... can someone reupload it or sth? i got a s3000 and would love to repair the scsi fuse but dont have no clue on how to do this...

id really appreciate some help,
thanks
Old 9th November 2011
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Here a similar page...

SCSI Terminators
Old 1st October 2015
  #10
"Waiting for hard disk ready....SKIP"

Solution here:

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/7218287-post92.html
Old 3rd October 2015
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1A normal blow SCSI fuse has failed. It's on the board near the power regulator.
Old 28th February 2016
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I'm having trouble trying to find the fuse in an akai cd 3000xl!!

Taking out the output board but I don't see a fuse near the scsi.
Old 28th February 2016
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Originally Posted by Safenafe1 View Post
I'm having trouble trying to find the fuse in an akai cd 3000xl!!

Taking out the output board but I don't see a fuse near the scsi.
check these pics...

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/7218287-post92.html
Old 4th February 2020
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I have the same message on my S3200 but the fuse is still good.
Where should I investigate ?
Thx
Old 4th February 2020
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I have the same message on my S3200 but the fuse is still good.
Where should I investigate ?
Thx
Do you get the message with no SCSI equipment connected, just after startup and does your sampler hangs (does not respond to button pushes etc.)?
If so i'm convinced your SCSI termination fuse on the mainboard is blown. Often the result of hot swapping SCSI cables etc.

If you can skip the message by pressing a button or the message disappear after a while then your sampler is okay. It's waiting/searching for a SCSI device on SCSI ID 5 and if nothing is connected, the message will disappear or you can skip.
Old 4th February 2020
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Hi thanks Huey for your quick help !
There is a 3.5" internal HD connected to the SCSI board.
On this SCSI board there is that incriminated fuse (labeled SF1) who is still good (after verification on my multimeter).
Indeed the message appears just after startup then the sampler hangs (no "skip" possible).
Old 4th February 2020
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Hi thanks Huey for your quick help !
There is a 3.5" internal HD connected to the SCSI board.
On this SCSI board there is that incriminated fuse (labeled SF1) who is still good (after verification on my multimeter).
Indeed the message appears just after startup then the sampler hangs (no "skip" possible).
First thing I should try is disconnect the internal SCSI HD and go from there. See what happens when nothing is connected.
Old 4th February 2020
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Just disconnected the HD. Now I can skip the message. Maybe the problem is from the HD itself...
Old 4th February 2020
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Just disconnected the HD. Now I can skip the message. Maybe the problem is from the HD itself...
I think so then or the settings of the HD (SCSI ID and termination etc.)
Did it work before? or did you buy the sampler like this and it never worked?
Old 4th February 2020
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Actually it is from a customer of mine (I am a pro audio technician but more in the vintage analog stuff). It worked before but he probably change some parameter in the menu. How can I rearrange that ?
Old 4th February 2020
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It worked before but he probably change some parameter in the menu. How can I rearrange that ?
I don't think the parameters are changed in the menu. To load the OS with changed parameters, you first have to save the OS with the changed parameters to (floppy) disk and then load again. Almost nobody does this and I don't think wrong settings can result in the sampler to hang.
If you load the OS from Eprom/chip in stead of floppy then it's even not possible to load the OS with changed settings.
Old 5th February 2020
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OK then the problem should surely come from the Hard Disk or the SCSI board.
I will try with another HD and see what happens
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