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SD-Card mod step by step
« on: August 26, 2011, 08:41:48 PM »
Hello,

since it is not available anymore at the 2Box-Homepage i thought i post a description how to replace the SD-Card or put in a SD-Card-Extender. I received the SD-Card-Extender this morning and couldn't wait to put it in. Here is the description how i did it which is almost the same that was at the homepage:

Please make sure you disconnect the Unit from the mains power, before beginning any work on the Unit. For ESD reasons avoid touching any components or plated areas or wear an ESD strap. On the housing one can read "Warranty void if opened", so do at your own risk.

Required Tools

- Phillips screwdriver
- Torx screwdriver TX10
- Tool to remove nuts (flat pliers works fine)


Step 1

Remove the 3 rotary dial knobs and the level knob from the top panel by pulling them straight up.




Step 2

Take the Phillips screwdriver an unscrew the 4 screws on the 2 MIDI sockets.




Step 3

Unscrew and remove the 18 nuts from the jack sockets.




Step 4

Turn the unit upside down and place it on a soft surface. Unscrew the 5 Torx screws holding the lower lid to the upper orange lid.




Step 5

Gently lift up the front edge of the lower lid and move it down slightly and then backwards to release it from the jack sockets.


Step 6

Remove the bottom lid and you will now see the circuit board. Avoid touching any components or plated areas. Remove the 9 screws holding the circuit board to the upper lid. Lift up the circuit board by holding it at the jack sockets and the edges. Locate the SD-card slot holder on the left hand side.





Step 7

To remove the SD card, ease it out gently from the holder. Now insert your SD-Card-Extender.
WARNING: Be careful to run the flat cable straight out of the module as pictured. If the cable placement is too close to the module corner the cable will be pinched/creased and rendered useless. When placed correctly there is ample room for the cable to slide freely between the module casing and the bottom cover plate.




Step 8

Insert the circuit board back in to position and very gently screw the 9 screws back in to place. There is no need to over tighten the screws. As soon as the screw meets the circuit boards surface you are fine.


Step 9

With the orange lid still upside down, take the lower lid and angle it in to the small recess underneath the jack sockets. Gently pull the front edge towards you and then down to meet the front of the orange metal work, making sure the holes on the lower lid slide over the jack sockets.


Step 10

Gently screw the 5 torx screws back in to position. Again taking care not to over tighten them.


Step 11

Screw all 18 jack socket nuts back on the jack sockets.


Step 12

Screw the 4 MIDI screws back in to place.


Step 13

Turn the unit up again and replace the 3 rotary dial knobs and the level knob. Be aware of the flat marker area inside the knob matching the detent on the shaft.


Step 14

You can use double sided tape to fix card reader on the housing.




Step 15

Insert SD-Card to card reader and test the unit. If everything is okay the unit boots up as normal. If you put in a card with more than 4GB it might take a few seconds more to boot up. To prepare other SD-Cards simply copy operating system, settings-file and sounds from you old card.





Have fun!!
« Last Edit: November 15, 2013, 02:16:35 AM by Jman »

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Re: SD-Card mod step by step
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2011, 10:01:18 PM »
Thanks for taking your time doing this, much appreciated!

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Re: SD-Card mod step by step
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 07:05:49 AM »
Excellent report!

I think that I will upgrade my module too.

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Re: SD-Card mod step by step
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 02:11:22 PM »
congrats you did exactly what i did!!!

and it works awesomely!! nice pics! thanx for you effort to help the community

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Re: SD-Card mod step by step
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2011, 10:52:51 AM »
Great! Where do you get the SD card extender from?
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Re: SD-Card mod step by step
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2011, 11:24:34 AM »
They are hard to find and mostly you have to buy 20 or more pieces. On rare occasions you can find one on eBay. I guess Jman still has some extra as he bougt a pack of 20. Here is link: http://www.2box-forum.com/index.php/topic,919.0.html

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Re: SD-Card mod step by step
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2011, 01:21:44 PM »

Yes, the extenders are not easy to find and finally i got mine from Jman.

In my opinion it is really convenient just to take out the SD-Card and put it in the PC to change/add sounds and playalong songs. And data transfer is much faster since you don't have the USB bottleneck.

Regards, Manfred

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Re: SD-Card mod step by step
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2011, 05:49:55 PM »
They are hard to find and mostly you have to buy 20 or more pieces. On rare occasions you can find one on eBay. I guess Jman still has some extra as he bougt a pack of 20. Here is link: http://www.2box-forum.com/index.php/topic,919.0.html

This is not true, you can buy them in amounts as small as 1 from Best Buy digital, and they usually have plenty stock.  I bought a single cable from them and it is the proper spring loaded connection, works a treat.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280574346428&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:GB:1123

Not sure if they still have stock but worth a try and very cheap.

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Re: SD-Card mod step by step
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2011, 06:11:12 PM »
You can't at the moment. When you bought it it was one of those rare occasions when you can find one on Ebay. The seller you linked to doesn't ship to most of the world.

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Re: SD-Card mod step by step
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2011, 06:36:05 PM »
You can't at the moment. When you bought it it was one of those rare occasions when you can find one on Ebay. The seller you linked to doesn't ship to most of the world.

My point was you stated the following:
 
They are hard to find and mostly you have to buy 20 or more pieces. On rare occasions you can find one on eBay.

Was just pointing out that they are available on e-bay, you do not have to buy 20 pieces, and they aren't hard to find in all countries, some of us are just lucky I guess.

Try contacting the seller direct, they may make an exception...


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Re: SD-Card mod step by step
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2011, 07:32:12 PM »
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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2011, 08:36:54 PM »
::)

Very helpful post GH.  If you aren't willing to try contacting the seller direct to see if its a possibility, why complain?  In fact, Best Buy digital will send to quite a lot of countries, if you bother to check with them.  For anyone who lives in any of the following countries, you should be able to get shipping no problem using the link I posted previously:

Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Japan, Malta, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, SIngapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and The United Kindom.

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Re: SD-Card mod step by step
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2011, 09:16:21 PM »
Thanks! I always try to be either funny or helpful. Good to know that my posts were helpful, because all I said in my original post was spot on.

P.S. bestbuy digital sold the last extension cable in April. You can't buy one at the moment. Maybe in a couple of weeks or months they will again be available at bestbuy digital or some other seller, but right now it's either Jman or at least 20.

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Re: SD-Card mod step by step
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2011, 12:23:47 AM »
Manfred, thanks for the detailed walk-through. I was going to include an article on how to do the mod in digitalDrummer, but you've done such a great job, there wouldn't be much point!
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Re: SD-Card mod step by step
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2011, 02:19:20 AM »
Hi

I ve just got my new sandisk extreme III 16 go ... i planned to fill it with the 2box site's new dsounds waiting the extender cable i purchased at "E-drum paradise" to arrive in my poste office , but when i inserted it in my PC , windows (XP PRO) asked me to format it before use...

I ve read here that there was no need to format those sandisk extreme III cards , so i prefere to ask instead of making a mess ....

Was it the same for you ?   

My windows version is quite old and i just installed the hotfix for SDHC cards... it s an old IBM x40 laptop ...