SYNTH ZONE
Visit The Bar For Casual Discussion
Topic Options
#361714 - 02/18/13 02:43 PM G-800: need help to fix
rustcat Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/03/01
Posts: 5
Looking for some expert guidance on fixing my keyboard. For some reason, my precocious nephew opened it up a few years ago (can't recall why) and since then it has developed a myriad problems.

Floppy disk drive is not recognized, doesn't power up consistently, all keys have a spooky-wavy sound upon startup, pitch bender doesn't work, etc. I can always power it up by unplugging and plugging back one of the white connectors to the mother board. The spooky-wavy aspect goes away when I turn on and then turn off the GM mode.

I'm hoping the silver lining is that it is a few (or one?) connection that may causing all of these problems. I developed a whole bunch of neat styles and sounds on this which I'd love to re-discover. Used to be an old software package someone had written once where I could organize performance memories on the laptop - this was just the most awesome piece of s/w ever written.

Anyway, if anyone has suggestions on what to look for with these symptoms and how to fix it without breaking the bank? I've seen some being sold for $400-500, but would rather just fix my baby.

IMO, the G-800 still had the best UI for live performances, i.e., changing PMs and styles on the fly - smooth. The G-1000 was a let down. Don't know much about the latest ones out there.

Please email to rustcat@hotmail.com as I have a lot of catching up to do here.

Cheers then,

Viper

Top
#361778 - 02/19/13 11:48 AM Re: G-800: need help to fix [Re: rustcat]
rustcat Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/03/01
Posts: 5
Just checking to see if my previous query is visible to all?

Top
#361821 - 02/19/13 11:12 PM Re: G-800: need help to fix [Re: rustcat]
Nigel Online   wise
Admin

Registered: 06/01/98
Posts: 6443
Loc: Ventura CA USA
Yes it is Viper. Hopefully someone will be able to help.

Top
#362352 - 03/01/13 05:48 AM Re: G-800: need help to fix [Re: rustcat]
Bill Lewis Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 11/12/08
Posts: 2282
Loc: Bluffton/Hilton Head SC USA
Where are you located? There are two places here in NJ. Central Jersey Electronics in Edison and Triple S in Bloomfield. Personally I'd look at a new BK5 or BK7M before dumping a few hundred into a G800. Sorry you don't like the G1000 as much as I have two for sale.


Good Luck
_________________________
Bill in SC --- Roland BK9 (2) Roland BK7M, Roland PK5 Pedals, Roland FP90, Roland CM30 (2), JBL Eon Ones (2) JBL 610 Monitor, Behringer Sub, EV mics, Apple iPad (2) Behringer DJ mixer

Top

Moderator:  Admin, Diki 



Help keep Synth Zone Online