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TR-909 - weird, attached, power cable

Post by kuroichi » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:44 am

Hey, has anyone ever seen a 909 with this kind of power supply?

I assume its been replaced, but can't help but think I've seen this same 909 somewhere recently...

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Re: TR-909 - weird, attached, power cable

Post by Z » Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:14 am

Every 909 I've owned has had the rectangular 2 prong plug like all other 80s Roland and some Korgs.

I guess the previous got fed up with trying to keep track of the unusual cable and decided to have one permanently attached.

If I were you, I'd have a tech remove it in install a jack to accept a standard 3 prong jack. I've had my tech do this to just about ever Juno 106 I've had him service for me.
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Re: TR-909 - weird, attached, power cable

Post by Rasputin » Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:25 am

Same story with most Roland stuff like the D-50 or JX8P too. It's stupidly simple to swap out the funky 2-prong jack for a standard IEC connector, so a lot of people have done that (including me).

I agree that it's almost definitely a custom job. Wouldn't be surprising in the least.

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Re: TR-909 - weird, attached, power cable

Post by kuroichi » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:12 am

Thanks guys,

Yeah I intend to swap it out for the regular connector. Just hoping everything is in working order really.

What was odd was that I felt like I had seen this specific unit somewhere online, but could just be my mind playing tricks.
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Re: TR-909 - weird, attached, power cable

Post by jxalex » Mon May 01, 2017 8:54 am

Neat job. Carefully done.
So, why the rush to swap? Is the cable length not enough?
I see that having the socket on a back panel provides just the possibility to change between different cable lengths which is comfortable if changing the setup quite often.

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Re: TR-909 - weird, attached, power cable

Post by kuroichi » Mon May 01, 2017 9:20 am

it was more a case of bringing the machine to its stock appearance etc rather than necessity. Usually when I get a machine that has been changed in such a way I tend to think the worst. In addition this 909 isn't in the best condition, so I tend to connect that to this change.

I May have gotten lucky with this 909 price wise. Which is fortunate as I had given up on being able to buy one nowadays. So it's my intention to revitalise this and get it as close to factory condition as I possibly can.
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Re: TR-909 - weird, attached, power cable

Post by Explorer » Mon May 01, 2017 3:26 pm

It looks like they added 1 they took from a Roland JSQ-60.

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I'm afraid when removing this,you will get stuck with 2 holes.
Unless your powercord inlet covers those.

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Re: TR-909 - weird, attached, power cable

Post by elsongs » Mon May 01, 2017 11:20 pm

This cord isn't that hard to find. Hosa makes a compatible 2-conductor cable, it's listed as PWC-178.

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Re: TR-909 - weird, attached, power cable

Post by kuroichi » Thu May 04, 2017 9:42 am

Explorer wrote:I'm afraid when removing this,you will get stuck with 2 holes.
Unless your powercord inlet covers those.
Yeah I thought as much myself, I'm just hoping that the current holes will line up with the 909 inlet covers screw holes. Hard to tell from the image, won't know until I get hold of the 909
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Re: TR-909 - weird, attached, power cable

Post by ninja6485 » Sat May 06, 2017 3:05 pm

That's not the JSQ-60's power cord, it's the dcb connection that transfers note information to the Synth. The JSQ takes a 500ma wall wart like many of the TR'S
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...

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