How to power an old Creative MIDI keyboard?


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My old creative key mp3 is also working very well on Windows 8.
 

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My old creative key mp3 is also working very well on Windows 8.
Hi. Thanks for files link. I have got a creative key mp3, but i haven't cable or connecting devices. What can i do for connecting to computer.which cable i have to find for connection.
 
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I've had an old Blasterkey MP3 sitting around for years and using this forum started converting it to work as a stand-alone MIDI keyboard. After watching the videos, and reading comments I realized all it needed was power and the MIDI OUT pin connected to the MIDI IN pin on the male game port on the back of the keyboard. I started connecting the three +5 volt pins together, but decided it may not be necessary. (On my keyboard pins 1 and 8 are connected, but I don't think that is required.) Here is the simplest version I think will work:
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Pin 5 ground
Pin 8 +5 volts current limited by a 220Ω resistor (possibly also connected to pin 1)
Pin 12 connected to Pin 15

Then just connect a standard MIDI cable to the MIDI OUT on the keyboard.

This works because the MIDI port on the keyboard is a pass-thru. So the output of the keyboard is being routed to the input so it can pass thru to the existing MIDI port.
 
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