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Old 12th November 2012, 08:18 AM   #6451
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Tibi the link points to an empty document
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Have corrected, please confirm if its OK.

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Old 12th November 2012, 08:49 AM   #6453
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Old 12th November 2012, 09:46 PM   #6454
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The connectors that came with the kit are small - and these awkward thums don't make it any easier!! I found this little video on youtube and it makes the process of soldering them much easier (I'm guessing most here won't have the proper crimping tool). I went and soldered up the second set tonight in 1/4 the time with perfect success. I think the key is that you only strip a tiny amount (2mm) of the end of the wire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjmVMsEuxbo

(the guy is making up an adaptor cable)

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Old 13th November 2012, 07:39 AM   #6455
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Tibi - a quick question regarding the contrast modification: There is no pot installed at P1. Do I need to install a pot at this location in addition to removing L7 etc? If I do need a pot what value (2k?)


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Tibi - a quick question regarding the contrast modification: There is no pot installed at P1. Do I need to install a pot at this location in addition to removing L7 etc? If I do need a pot what value (2k?)


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The 2K pot will only change backlight intensity.
For contrast you need to follow modifications posted on
Finally, an affordable CD Transport: the Shigaclone story
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Finally, an affordable CD Transport: the Shigaclone story

or look in documentation https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...-j9X4b7Q0/edit
page 9.

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Old 14th November 2012, 11:02 AM   #6457
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i am looking to buy a Shigaclone transport,preferably fully assembled or in kit form with outer box casing also,can the readers recommend fromwhere shigaclone is possible to source,though Vicol is selling this kit,but i will need to source outer casing from other supplier.
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Old 14th November 2012, 09:48 PM   #6458
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Tibi: sorry, another question! The contrast mod calls for a 1.2k resistor. Would a 1k do instead? The reason I ask is that 1k smd are easy enough to find and pull from scavenged pcbs, but 1.2k would be a mouser order....

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Old 15th November 2012, 05:10 AM   #6459
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Hi Fran,

Any resistor between 1K and 1K8 will do a good job.

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Old 15th November 2012, 07:16 PM   #6460
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So I went to do this mod this evening. Big fingers do not help!

Anyway, I cut the 2 traces OK and used 2 soldering irons to remove L7, fitted the link between the 2 capacitors. I fitted a 1.5k resistor in place of L7, but unfortunately I broke L7 when positioning it on the new pads. I simply bridged the 2 pads - I hope this is Ok - it seems to be.

I got a little improvement in contrast, and I fitted a pot for P1. Using the 2 together the situation is better. Its not as good as the original shiga, but good nonetheless.

Thanks again Tibi. Is the value of L7 critical?

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