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post #4066 of 6290
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Originally Posted by Sam Edwards View Post
 

Hey Harry,

That will happen when your collection grows too big. ;-)
I have a second one of these, too. For $6 why not! But I don't have a second SD card > 64GB Let me know what you figure out for attaching. Mine tolerates zero bouncing in my pocket before detaching. I did trim the little plastic bit that inserts into the microSD slot so it does't protrude beyond the AK120, which helps.

Cheers,

Sam

 

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Originally Posted by sidrpm View Post
 

Hi Harry,

 

Do keep us posted on the fix. I for one am really interested in getting the reader.

 

Hi Sam and Sid:  You probably know this, but the problem is the AK120 was designed with a little door to hold microSD cards in place.  Because that door is open, even a slight tug on the ribbon connector and it pops out.   My dream is to figure out a way to secure a couple of these so that I can have 2x256GB of external storage sandwiched between my SR71a amp and the RWAK120S.  It would help if I had two different lengths of ribbon on the adapters, but I ordered two of the same at the same time.  So they have to sit on top of each other.  I'd also like to find a nice leather case that holds the sandwich together.  I'll get there eventually.

 

By the way, I finished ripping my whole SACD collection.  I also got another PS3 for a great price and had the firmware rolled back to 3.55, so I have a spare.  If anybody has any SACDs they need help getting into their AK120, let me know :-).

 

Harry

post #4067 of 6290
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Originally Posted by harryb View Post
 

 

 

Hi Sam and Sid:  You probably know this, but the problem is the AK120 was designed with a little door to hold microSD cards in place.  Because that door is open, even a slight tug on the ribbon connector and it pops out.   My dream is to figure out a way to secure a couple of these so that I can have 2x256GB of external storage sandwiched between my SR71a amp and the RWAK120S.  It would help if I had two different lengths of ribbon on the adapters, but I ordered two of the same at the same time.  So they have to sit on top of each other.  I'd also like to find a nice leather case that holds the sandwich together.  I'll get there eventually.

 

By the way, I finished ripping my whole SACD collection.  I also got another PS3 for a great price and had the firmware rolled back to 3.55, so I have a spare.  If anybody has any SACDs they need help getting into their AK120, let me know :-).

 

Harry

Harry,

 

1. Just a suggestion - did you try a little blue-tack to hold back the door?

 

2. For the adapters, where did you get them? And are these for standard sd cards?

 

Sid

post #4068 of 6290
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Originally Posted by sidrpm View Post
 

Harry,

 

1. Just a suggestion - did you try a little blue-tack to hold back the door?

 

2. For the adapters, where did you get them? And are these for standard sd cards?

 

Sid

 

 

Hi Sid:

 

Here's the adaptor I'm using:

 

http://dx.com/p/sd-to-microsd-transflash-card-converter-module-27001

 

Yes, it works with standard SD cards.  

 

Holding the door back is not necessary because it's held back by the connectors.  The problems is that when microSD cards are used, the door closes on top of them, holding them in place.

 

All ideas are much appreciated!!

 

Harry

post #4069 of 6290
Harry. I also have 2 adaptors and thought of sandwiching between amp. But do you find it gets hot.....in worried will affect cards. Thanks. (
post #4070 of 6290
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Originally Posted by kerrys30 View Post

Harry. I also have 2 adaptors and thought of sandwiching between amp. But do you find it gets hot.....in worried will affect cards. Thanks. (

 

Hi Kerry:  Sure, that's a possibility......don't have enough experience with it yet to say if it's a problem or not.  I don't think it gets hot enough to melt anything.  Does anybody around here know the impact of moderate heat on an SD card?

 

Harry

post #4071 of 6290
I will look out for some very thin heat resistant rubber or plastic to wrap adaptors.......sure somewhere in Hong Kong will have it!!
post #4072 of 6290
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Originally Posted by kerrys30 View Post

I will look out for some very thin heat resistant rubber or plastic to wrap adaptors.......sure somewhere in Hong Kong will have it!!

Awesome, please keep me posted if you find something like that.

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Will do. smily_headphones1.gif
post #4074 of 6290
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Originally Posted by harryb View Post
 

 

By the way, I finished ripping my whole SACD collection.  I also got another PS3 for a great price and had the firmware rolled back to 3.55, so I have a spare.  If anybody has any SACDs they need help getting into their AK120, let me know :-).

 

Harry

 

Wow - you're on a roll!  I hope once work calms down I'll be able to get my PS3 setup to do the same.

 

BTW, I thought it wasn't possible to rollback the FW to the proper level for ripping SACD's once it had been upgraded?  I understood that Sony wanted to prevent folks from doing so?

post #4075 of 6290
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Originally Posted by sidrpm View Post
 

Astell & Kern perhaps reached a bit of a crossroad with DAP's.

 

Here's the new product announcement. 

 

http://astellnkern.com/eng/htm/ak10/ak10_feature.asp

 

An amp for smartphones.....hmm. I think I'll pass on this one.

hmmmm no thanks. I struggle with my battery lasting a day with a smartphone already :(

post #4076 of 6290
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Originally Posted by harryb View Post
 

It would help if I had two different lengths of ribbon on the adapters....

 

 

Here ya go: 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SDHC-SD-card-to-micro-SD-TF-extension-adapter-FPC-cable-for-mobile-phone-/171151436835?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27d96bac23

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post #4078 of 6290
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Originally Posted by kerrys30 View Post

I will look out for some very thin heat resistant rubber or plastic to wrap adaptors.......sure somewhere in Hong Kong will have it!!
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Originally Posted by harryb View Post
 

Awesome, please keep me posted if you find something like that.

 

Here ya go...again:  Thin Wall Heat Shrink Tubing....comes in Black and Clear.

http://www.heatshrink.com/pc_combined_results.asp?search_cat=searchexact~pcpcm.parent_pc_id~E721E02FF0C2493586A9F6A1F888E9A9&pc_id=E721E02FF0C2493586A9F6A1F888E9A9

 

post #4079 of 6290

If you think you're interested in the reader you should order it sooner rather than later. Mine took over two week to arrive from China.

post #4080 of 6290
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Originally Posted by Sam Edwards View Post
 

If you think you're interested in the reader you should order it sooner rather than later. Mine took over two week to arrive from China.

Me too.  Just as I was about to inquire about what happened to it, it showed up.

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