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Offline hangnef

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LCD on/off switch and silicone 'corks'
« on: July 05, 2019, 06:59:07 am »
I've just about finished updating my MV-8800.  It has one issue left which I'm hoping to have resolved soon (issues w/ Wave RAM, new stick coming).

I did a bunch of the usual modifications other folks have been doing including

- silent fan, Noctua... very nice
- SSD
- new LCD, easily purchased on eBay
- DVD combo drive (had to file part of the harness down to get the holes to line up)
- Replaced some of the loose pots
- Put in a set of blue pads from mpcstuff

I made 2 other modifications

One was an on/off switch for the LCD, so I can turn it off if I'm focused on the VGA screen.

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I also wanted a little more sensitivity, and I did the same trick I did on my Korg padKontrol.  I purchased a sheet of silicon rubber and cut into small squares and placed them under the pads.  I had tried making nice circles with a punch, but it just didn't work out well.

This is the sheet I used

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I'm going to make a separate post about the potential software fixes/updates that I may be doing for the MV series!
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Re: LCD on/off switch and silicone 'corks'
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2019, 02:07:01 pm »
That's a good idea for the LCD shut off button.
What wire did you splice to add the push button switch?

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Re: LCD on/off switch and silicone 'corks'
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2019, 08:35:25 am »
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That's a good idea for the LCD shut off button.
What wire did you splice to add the push button switch?

The pink wire that connects the LCD to the contrast board.  You can see it in one of the pics above.

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Re: LCD on/off switch and silicone 'corks'
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2019, 11:21:17 pm »
Thanks for the tip re the silicon "cork". Just installed it on my MV today using the material you linked to and what a difference. The pads are now super sensitive and it's much easier to consistently hit them dynamically. The pads now respond more like Maschine pads which is a great thing in my book.

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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2020, 11:14:15 am »
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Thanks for the tip re the silicon "cork". Just installed it on my MV today using the material you linked to and what a difference. The pads are now super sensitive and it's much easier to consistently hit them dynamically. The pads now respond more like Maschine pads which is a great thing in my book.

Great to hear, glad it worked well for you!

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Re: LCD on/off switch and silicone 'corks'
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2020, 08:41:00 am »
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I also wanted a little more sensitivity, and I did the same trick I did on my Korg padKontrol.

Thanks a ton for sharing your "fix". I did the same to my MV and oh boy, what a difference.  8)

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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2020, 11:35:45 am »
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I also wanted a little more sensitivity, and I did the same trick I did on my Korg padKontrol.

Thanks a ton for sharing your "fix". I did the same to my MV and oh boy, what a difference.  8)

Awesome, good to hear it is working for folks.  I was using my MV last night after a while away and was surprised at how responsive they were (I honestly forgot I had modded them).  They register very slight touches.

I see a lot of complaints online (other forums) about the pads, I wonder if this would have helped...

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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2021, 08:23:38 am »
That pad modification sounds interesting! Coming from an mpc2000xl the lack of response of the pads on the mv was kind of a letdown.

If I understand correctly, you cut 16 squares (one per pad) and just placed them there? Do you happen to have a picture of how you did it so I could have a better idea?

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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2021, 06:00:01 am »
the LCD mod is on my want list for a long time. what is the part number for the lcd?

Although i realized, that if the angle of the LCD was slight more upwards it would make it easier to read, only saying this because when i stand up and look at it from above its a lot better to read.

As for the pads , i personally don't mind the pads at all as they are.

looking forward to these software upgrades .


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Re: LCD on/off switch and silicone 'corks'
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2021, 03:39:48 am »
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That pad modification sounds interesting! Coming from an mpc2000xl the lack of response of the pads on the mv was kind of a letdown.

If I understand correctly, you cut 16 squares (one per pad) and just placed them there? Do you happen to have a picture of how you did it so I could have a better idea?

in mv modification theres a topic "MV8000 mods with pictures" which has pictures of how its done.

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Re: LCD on/off switch and silicone 'corks'
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2021, 04:07:56 pm »
Just got around to doing the pad mod today, such a great improvement! Thanks for the tip.

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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2021, 07:13:33 am »
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Just got around to doing the pad mod today, such a great improvement! Thanks for the tip.

You're welcome!