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Old 4th January 2007, 22:26   #16
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Binz,unfortunately you took the DIY too far when these efforts should ideally be left to our experts even though it may turn out be a minor mistake.
I am also looking for looking for a cable to connect portable music players to my HU but i would never open my HU myself just to find some alternate way to do it.
Correction.. this DIY does not need opening up the HU. I think when the cable is not available and getting it sourced from outside would cut you down by around 2k, the DIY cable which costs nothing does make a lot of sense to me.
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Beginning,experiment 2..Just picked up a few surgical needles(you know the ones with the hole at the end)which i think would fit reall snug on the ip bus pins.Now where the hell can i get this MX cable in bangy??

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binz You dont need surgical needles. SP road will have the female connectors which should be a direct fit into the port.

Also one more thing you can try is to get hold of the pioneer cd changer cable and cut that at one end. Some accessory shop or National market will have local ones for cheap.

Then cut that at one end. On the chopped off end just solder a 3.5mm jack.

No need for MX cables. that 3.5mm jack will go straight into the mp3 player.
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No need for MX cables. that 3.5mm jack will go straight into the mp3 player.
MY problem,is that i dont have any time.Prelims start on wednesday you see.During whatever free time i get,im fiddling with one of the cars,trying to make this cable or on the phone.Really really difficult to go to sp road.
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MY problem,is that i dont have any time.Prelims start on wednesday you see.During whatever free time i get,im fiddling with one of the cars,trying to make this cable or on the phone.Really really difficult to go to sp road.
But binz my man... Dont do anythin in a hurry...Take your time when you Diy..getting yourself The female jack would be your best bet.....moreover its safe on your system too...
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Exactly binz you dont want to end up blowing the HU just cos the ground pin was too close to the signal pin. Thats just an extreme case.

Take your time.
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Okay...then could you give me a picture of this "female jack".Google gives too many different types
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last pic in the bottom. Ill send my connector pic a little later.

Tech2.com India > 3 Ways to Connect an Mp3 Player in Your Car > Features > MP3 / Audio Players
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Today i made the cable for connecting my i-pod to Pioneer 4850. I didn't face any problems and the sound was better than my mp3 cd.

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The IP bus connection on my pioneer 4850.





Modified Ear phone cable.






Cable connected to the HU.
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Well done! It looks wonderful, neat and clean. Congratulations and enjoy your music.


This is going to help many pioneer users.
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Good going, buddy! Really nice job! *applause*
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Excellent job Sixthsense. Lets have the final cost of the whole DIY. The grand total including cost of cable and connectors.

Also, how long is the cable? If it's a tad too long maybe you can chop it a little. It will pick up lesser interference but hardly noticable.

Enjoy now get the charger as well so you can charge the player too.

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excellent work. see if you can get some heat shrink tubing and use that instead of electrical tape.
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Excellent job Sixthsense. Lets have the final cost of the whole DIY. The grand total including cost of cable and connectors.

Also, how long is the cable? If it's a tad too long maybe you can chop it a little. It will pick up lesser interference but hardly noticable.

Enjoy now get the charger as well so you can charge the player too.

Cheers.
Well, the cable costed me Rs. 0 cause i had some RCA cables from my old home theater lying around. For the connectors i ripped of the audio cable going from the CD-ROM to the motherboard of my old PC . The cable is used for playing audio cd's directly from cdrom ( which no one actually uses ).



The cd-rom audio cable shown above.

Actually even if you buy the stuff, it should cost Rs 100/-

Good RCA cable Rs 80/-
Cd-rom audio cable Rs 20/-
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excellent work. see if you can get some heat shrink tubing and use that instead of electrical tape.
Hey navin....is there any other name for heat shrink???...cause the eletronic comp shops out here have no clue what a Heat shrink is.....Any common name??
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