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#398538 - 01/22/15 11:48 PM Hard Drive
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Hello again professors.
Is it possible to fit a hard drive into a KN7000?
If so what are the difficulties involved?
Thanks again in advance.

Ray dance
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#398539 - 01/23/15 01:18 AM Re: Hard Drive [Re: The Saint]
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S'cuse my curiosity Ray but what will a hard drive do in the KN7000 that the SD Cards don't do...?
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#398541 - 01/23/15 04:20 AM Re: Hard Drive [Re: The Saint]
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Roger, you are not paying attention. My SD card is not working and I am looking at any alternative apart from buying another KB.
I am not looking forward to using an OS, which according to all I have read, will be much less user friendly.
I would not be looking forward to having to re-programme all of my music to another KB, which took me ages to do in the past.
The floppy disc was great in its time before the SD card, but is far too slow for me now.
I don't think I've got that much time left. (unless I find that magic elixir for eternal life "here")

Ray confused frown dance
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#398570 - 01/23/15 11:20 AM Re: Hard Drive [Re: The Saint]
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Sorry no I'm not really paying attention so that allows me to ask another question. Can your SD Card slot not be repaired?
and p.s. how far back was it that you mentioned that the problem was to do with your SD Card?


Edited by RMepstead (01/23/15 11:23 AM)
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#398580 - 01/23/15 02:25 PM Re: Hard Drive [Re: RMepstead]
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Ray, I would go with Roger's advice and get the slot repaired.

There are USB devices available that can replace floppy drives but they are complicated and you'll find that people won't be able to give you advice if you don't have a floppy drive.

I reckon it is theoretically possible for some brilliant engineer to hardwire an SD Card in to act as a hard drive but it would only be 1GB... and that leads me to another thought...

You said that if the card is in the KN7000 when you turn it on then it gets recognised. So, why take it out? Transferring files to your SD Card via floppy disk is probably easier than any other method. The only unavoidable reason I can think of for taking an SD Card out is to put SD Audio on it when you think about it.

This is assuming that you have a 1GB SD Card. I can't imagine someone needing more than 1GB.

Repair is the best option but if you can't get a repair then fill a 1GB Card with your favourites and then leave it in the slot and add to it via floppy. It is an idea anyway.

I have at long last found myself a reliable USB floppy drive for my computer, so I would now feel confident to recommend this method.

Best wishes,
Mike
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#398587 - 01/23/15 11:08 PM Re: Hard Drive [Re: The Saint]
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Sorry Roger, neither am I. I posted somewhere a while ago that I was having SD card problems.
Roger and Mike, as of now the reader will not read any card.
When a card is inserted and the lid closed, the led light stays on for a few seconds and then goes off, consequently the screen shows the blank folders with no data in them.
Yes, i understand Mike, and i was doing that (leaving the card in the reader)most of the time, but this time my friend Keith was loading the Yammy styles and sounds to the card on my computer, and when I tried to load the card in the KB it would not read it, and has continued to behave the same each time I turn the KB on.
There are very little repair options here in The Colony, and I have e-mailed your suggested contact but as yet I have no reply
My niece is prepared to sell me my brother's KN7000 which is working OK, but i would still like to try and get mine working
if only for personal satisfaction.
I was advised to try a new card reader, but I am inclined to think it may not fit the KN7's organised set-up.
I take your advice on board re the hard drive, it is maybe just a poor compromise.
I will keep you posted on any developments.
As I have said previously to take on a new KB (Korg PA3XPro/ PA900 are my thoughts at this stage)would be challenging in itself, but might be my only other option?????????

Ray dance frown frown


Edited by The Saint (01/23/15 11:12 PM)
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#398588 - 01/24/15 02:58 AM Re: Hard Drive [Re: The Saint]
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Ray,

It is very possible that you just have a corrupted SD Card. Try a new one first and then if it works glue the drive door shut (joke!).

If I were you in the circumstances I think I would go for your niece's KN7000. There are many people looking for KN7000 in your neck of the woods who would buy a KN7000 with the SD Card not working. After all, you can still load using the floppy disk. SO you will still get good value for it.

Actually, if I were you I would just keep both of them but I'm a bit of a hoarder lol.
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#398593 - 01/24/15 07:21 AM Re: Hard Drive [Re: The Saint]
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Yes I was thinking 'corrupted sd card' as well. Try that SD Card in your niece's KN7000 and see what happens. Also there's a clue here - 'but this time my friend Keith was loading the Yammy styles and sounds to the card on my computer' - what did he do exactly and did he wipe everything off your SD Card or corrupt it in some way.
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#398595 - 01/24/15 07:47 AM Re: Hard Drive [Re: The Saint]
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I was thinking more that maybe the dodgy SD Card slot lid connection had corrupted the card but you're absolutely right Roger, testing it in the other KN7000 is the answer (and keeping a backup). Let us know how it goes Ray. Could just be the contacts need cleaning. That slot lid must be doing your head in the same as my former USB floppy was driving me to distraction thinking that the drives in my keyboards were broken!
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#398607 - 01/24/15 12:46 PM Re: Hard Drive [Re: The Saint]
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Hi guys, thanks for the feedback and interest. I have tried other SD cards and they have the same effect.
I agree that a KN7 without the SD card is no less than a KN6500
OS with all the extra benefits of the KN7, which as you say should have some considerable value.
I thought about keeping the two, BUT!!! we don't have a lot of spare room in our compact retirement villa (asylum)!!
I have studied the u-tube posts on the Korgs and it frightens me to have to learn their system, Technics has it all over them but there is always new technology coming out which draws you to the new 'boards.
I am mostly a home player but it would still take me months of work to recreate all of my registrations. Once before I accidentally lost all of my regos on floppies and had to do them again. It took me an age and I was very cross with myself.
I will still investigate a card reader replacement, but i don't hold out much hope. Keep praying for me!!!!
Ray dance
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