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s3000xl problems!! Drum Machines & Samplers
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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Quote:
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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Gear Head
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
  #9
Here a similar page...

SCSI Terminators
Old 1st October 2015
  #10
Jose Ramón Alvarado Villa
 
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"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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Quote:
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
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