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hurstaudio

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Doing the DI3 sd card mod
« on: September 05, 2019, 09:25:11 PM »
Hi folks.

I'd like to do the SD card mod on my Drumit 3 but a few issues.

First after reading a few guides on here, I still don't see how I can lift the board up enough over the edge of the DI3 case without snapping the board or breaking something. Can someone explain what was done to remove the 4gb sd card? The card slot is right up against the chassis so there is no way to remove the card without really bending the board significantly and breaking it.

Also, I've tried talking to jman about this but he says he no longer does these mods and just told me to post on here, so where can I get an sd card extender from? Is it possible to use a samsung card rather than an ATP card? I've heard of folks having success using larger cards, such as 64 gb ones, is this true and if so, which ones? Just looking for clear instructions as I cannot risk damaging this board. I just see no way of doing this. I've disassembled pretty much the entire thing using instructions in another thread, removing some of the screws on the board but as someone else pointed out, you need to loosen the adhesive on the screen to fully lift up on the board...last I heard when jman was doing these mods he was charging $75 for the card and the cable...I was under the impression this also included installation as well, and I'm sure these cable extenders are pennies on the dollar.....

2box seems to be taking forever to release the di 5 mk ii so if I don't have to sell this di3 and buy that one, I don't want to.

Thanks all.

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Re: Doing the DI3 sd card mod
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2019, 07:32:11 PM »
Hi, assuming you did remove all screws knobs the last thing holding the pcb is just some adhesive tape close around the lcd screen. In my modul were only some fragments left maby because the module was at hyperactive a few week ago. Dont bend the pcb on the long side, hold is close to the screen on the short side  try to fix  the metal housing  somehow and then try to apply some warm air flow with a heatgun from outside close tho the metal hole for the lcd. But warm air not hot air you may start with 40C .

I dont know how to upload here a pic i have one were you could see were the tape is located

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Re: Doing the DI3 sd card mod
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2019, 08:36:25 PM »
Ah, it is just tape. ok I'll reeveluate this. I thought it was some sort of glue......do you know where I can get an sd card extender by chance and if I can use a card larger than 32gb, such a 64gb one? From what I understand it has to be a specific card extender....

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Re: Doing the DI3 sd card mod
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2019, 10:07:33 PM »
Do you have suggestions on how to apply heat to this small parameter around the screen? You mentioned 40C which is 104F but all heat guns I've seen start at 750F and up.....if I used a hair drier, I fear it may damage the screen as it would be too wide of an area of heat being applied.....also I see the 64GB ATP sd card will work ok, but I need to be sure that I can access the card over USB, I understand it will be slow, but if tracking down an extender cable is really difficult then I can deal with the long wait times. Am I correct is saying that the issue of the sd card corruption only happens when accessing the card over USB while using the extender? Or does this happen as well plugged directly into the board?

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Re: Doing the DI3 sd card mod
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2020, 05:40:16 PM »
Do you have suggestions on how to apply heat to this small parameter around the screen? You mentioned 40C which is 104F but all heat guns I've seen start at 750F and up.....if I used a hair drier, I fear it may damage the screen as it would be too wide of an area of heat being applied.....also I see the 64GB ATP sd card will work ok, but I need to be sure that I can access the card over USB, I understand it will be slow, but if tracking down an extender cable is really difficult then I can deal with the long wait times. Am I correct is saying that the issue of the sd card corruption only happens when accessing the card over USB while using the extender? Or does this happen as well plugged directly into the board?

64 GB ATP sd card? You mean a SDXC 64 GB ATP card.
Who used this card in his 2box module? Is it working 100%?

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Re: Doing the DI3 sd card mod
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2020, 07:56:42 PM »
Hi!

I would be a bit cautious regarding selecting a 64GB SD card...check this post where we are discussing the subject. There are very much up to SD cards memory configuration(SLC is the best and most expensive) and access time. The second issue that the cards need to be formatted in FAT32...which is not the case when going over 32GB.

https://www.vdrums.com/forum/advanced/technical/1233797-2box-load-times-hi-hat-shoot-out#post1237211

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