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#444271 - 01/08/18 06:04 PM download
hbinfo2001 Offline
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Hi,I how can I download a style to my kn2600?
I just purchase the kn2600 because of the sounds,styles and pads
the white keys is now yellow and I would like to change them
is there a place that I can purchase these white keys
Thanks in advance
Howard
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#444366 - 01/10/18 05:15 AM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Can't remember whether the KN2600 has a floppy disk slot but I rather think it doesn't. In which case you have got to download styles direct to the SD Card which is not a straightforward procedure.
There is a company www.wdgreenhill.com here in the UK who are stockists of Technics parts.
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#444427 - 01/10/18 02:33 PM Re: download [Re: RMepstead]
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Hi Roger Thanks very much for your help
I try to download a kn 7000 direct from the sdcard =no luck
It was easy with the kn 7000
Thanks again
Howard
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#444741 - 01/14/18 02:42 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Hi Roger My Keyboard now its a kn2600 I download the update 1.1
from http://www.ca-software.com/technics/downloads/

The update is KN24PRG.Dat
But in the forum you write kn24prg.dat May be I had download the wrong update
The KN2600 have only a sdcard,, no floppy disk

I try to download the INITIAL.disk for kn2600 but the procedure from the same site did not work
Need help!
Thanks
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#444759 - 01/15/18 12:16 AM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Hello Howard,

the last update for the KN 2600 is 1.1 with 1.484 KB.
I am not sure but I believe that the update is made on the KN 2600 via the USB port. Take a look at the operating instructions page 188.
Maybe there is also a KN 2600 owner in the forum, who can provide information.

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#444760 - 01/15/18 01:58 AM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Hi,
Any reason why I cannot download to floppy from the site ?
I am always looking for new sounds.
Stupid, may be Roger's first comment, but that aside, any help?

Ray dance
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#444782 - 01/15/18 11:42 AM Re: download [Re: The Saint]
hbinfo2001 Offline
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Hi Harry,Thanks for your response I have verify in page 188 but
no luck The fireware ver1.1 from the web site is 3.674ko
and you told me it should be 1.484ko

Harry I need to up date my kn2600
By the procedure I format the sdcard 2gig and then install the
update in the sdcard and after to the kn26oo.After I press
panel memory 1234 at same time plus the power
Nothing hapen.
Also I cannot install a style from my backup kn7000 to kn2600
Athought I have a sdcard 2gig with kn7000 styles and it work
Thanks again
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#444787 - 01/15/18 12:27 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Hi Howard,

I would advise you not to install firmware on your KN2600. Usually the firmware updates don't add important features, most usually they correct spelling errors in various languages, stuff like that. It won't give you new styles or sounds.

Installing firmware can damage your keyboard if it goes wrong and there's nobody who can help you if that happens.

You say you have an SD card with KN7000 styles that works. This makes me think that perhaps you aren't transferring styles to your other SD cards correctly.

To transfer styles to a card you need KN-SDExplorer or other similar software. You can get the free demo here:

https://software.technicskn7000.com/

Instructions are also on the site, read the sections carefully.

You don't need to buy the full version of KN-SDExplorer, the free version will transfer 10 styles. Then you can re-start it to transfer another ten and so on. Or maybe you have it already. If you bought it in the past I can arrange for the license to be sent to you again. If so, send me the email address you used at the time AND your current email address via a private message and I'll organise for the license to be sent to you.

Remember that you must format the SD Card in your KN2600 and you must make a directory (using the keyboard) and save something onto the card also (using the keyboard), to prepare it correctly. You can save anything onto the card. After that, you use KN-SDExplorer to transfer styles onto the card.

This procedure is exactly the same for the KN7000. There is no difference in how the KN7000 and KN2600 work with SD Cards but you don't have the benefit of being able to transfer from floppy to SD using the KN2600 so you have to use KN-SDExplorer or similar software.

Also, if you have a KN7000.sdb backup on your computer, the KN-SDExplorer software will restore that backup to a blank card for you.

I am still working with the programmer to bring out a new version of KN-SDExplorer but it is very time-consuming and we've both been delayed due to work and illness. However, the current version works fine in all versions of Windows which is testament to the original programming. Just that we are (still) working on a simpler version, it is not forgotten.

Some 2Gb SD Cards may work but the officially supported maximum size is an SD-Secure Card of 1Gb. SDHC and other types of SD cards won't work at all.

Over the last couple of years I've had some problems with my sites but they now run on very fast servers and most of the problems are resolved. I'm constantly working to improve them when family time, work and health allow and I'm also very grateful to John (JD5live) and Roger (Rmepstead) and Dave Tutt for the help they give me and the members because I simply can't cope on my own.

John and I own most models of Technics keyboards between us and we have a KN2600 so I can assure you that the above information is correct and we'll try to help you out where we can when time allows but it does take a bit of learning on how to transfer styles, same as for all of the Technics models.

Thanks also to many of you who have written to check that all is ok, I do my best to answer everyone but things have been difficult, all is improving now.

Good luck and best wishes,
Mike
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#444801 - 01/15/18 04:51 PM Re: download [Re: designserve]
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Hi Mike Thanks for your reply
For many years I had some kn7000.Last year the kn7000 crash
I have an audya5 and last week I bought the kn2600 because I was lonesome for a KNTechnics.Now I am happy to have one. I had done the test check and it was fine But the version is 1.0.So I had
download the new version 1.1 to fix problem with (techichord)
http://www.ca-software.com/technics/downloads/
I download the fireware 1.1 and the Initial.disk I had format a sdcard 2gig from the kn2600 and after I copy the fireware 1.1 to the sdcard and whent to my keyboard.insert the sdcard in the slot after I press panel memory 1234 hold and open the power
Resulting =Blank screen blue.
I have the kn SDExplorer
I have kept my backups from the kn7000 to kn2600 sdcard.Just copy PRIVATE to the sdcard no problem
But its when I whant to unzip some styles I have the big problem
I know that you work very hard for us and I appreciated
I will follow your advise,but I need help to unzip files or styles files to download in the sdcard so it will work on my
KN2600
Thanks again Mike
Howard
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#444804 - 01/15/18 05:30 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Howard,

Ok I understand. It seems you are doing everything correctly. I've put the instructions below, translated to English. However, I believe there is a step missing in the instructions.

Before you start, you must format the SD Card in your KN2600 ****AND**** you must SAVE something to the card. As you know, this creates the PRIVATE directory and other Technics files on the card. From what I understand, the keyboard won't recognise a formatted card with only the "KN24PRG.DAT". It also needs the normal Technics file structure to be present.

Another way is to put the "KN24PRG.DAT" on one of your existing cards which already has Technics files on it, so the structure is already there.

Good luck, I can't help you if it goes wrong because I have no idea!

Best wishes,
Mike

Instructions translated to English by Google Translate:

Installation instructions for the KN2600 update
1. Show current version:
- Turn off the keyboard.
- In the SOUND GROUP section, press the first three buttons in the top row
[PIANO] - [STRINGS & VOCAL] - [GUITAR & HARPSI] and hold them during the
Power on.
- After switching on, you will see the bottom right of the display
Version number.
- Should the version number be the same or even higher than the one offered here,
an update is not necessary.
2. Create the update on SD card
- Only use SD cards between 8 and 64 MB for the update
Storage capacity. The SD card must have been formatted on the keyboard (not
on the PC!).
- Now insert the SD card into your SD card recorder and make sure
that it is connected to the computer.
- Now copy the file "KN24PRG.DAT" to the SD card.
3. The update on the KN2600:
- Insert the SD card into the SD slot of your KN2600.
- Press and hold the first 4 Panel Memory buttons
turn on the keyboard.
- Select UPDATE repeatedly until the process starts.
- At the message "Completed !! Turn on AGAIN" switch off your KN2600 and
after about 2-3 seconds again.
CA-Software assumes no responsibility for errors that occur or
Damage caused by the update! As a precaution, do it in point 3
described procedure instead of "UPDATE" first a "CHECK".
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#444805 - 01/15/18 07:01 PM Re: download [Re: designserve]
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Hi Mike Can you check this reply
http://www.synthzone.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/45586/KN_2600_Firmware
I download the fireware to an old sdcard I try to understand
How did he do it ?
Do I copy the fireware and drag to PRIVATE, TECHNICS,KN7000 or
in a folder ex:TFLD001 ?
Thanks again
Howard
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#444806 - 01/15/18 07:28 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Hi Howard,

None of those. It should be in the top level.

You also have to take it out of the zip too. Double-click on the zip to open it and then drag the "KN24PRG.DAT" into the top level of the SD Card.

Best wishes,
Mike
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#444813 - 01/15/18 08:33 PM Re: download [Re: designserve]
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Hi Mike Thats what I done
I dezip into the H:/SDCARD
After in the kn2600 and no luck

Now I can sent my styles in a sd card with SDEplorer,A big win
tonight

Now its the update
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#444865 - 01/16/18 01:48 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Hi Mike If I use an sdcard with some folder of styles
Where I can drag the fireware ? and this with the SDExplorer

Some one have use an old sdcard and drag to the root I dont understand (root)
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#444869 - 01/16/18 01:55 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Hi
"Root" is the "page" that first open. If it's nothing to see on a USB stick or memorycard, no folders or anything, that's usually the root of the disk.
If the file you are going to use have to be in the root, just drag (or copy/paste) direct into the SDcard, not into any folder.
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#444874 - 01/16/18 02:47 PM Re: download [Re: Gunnar Jonny]
hbinfo2001 Offline
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Hi,
thats what I done
format my sdcard from the kn 2600
after from my laptop to the sdcard the update
place in the slot of the keyboard
press memorey panel 1234 at same time and
open the power
nothing hapen Only a blue blank screen
thank you
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#444884 - 01/16/18 03:51 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Did you do exactly the way it's written in "chapter" 3 when card placed in keyboard?
The part about repeat press buttons?

Quote:
................
... Now copy the file "KN24PRG.DAT" to the SD card.
3. The update on the KN2600:
- Insert the SD card into the SD slot of your KN2600.
- Press and hold the first 4 Panel Memory buttons and
turn on the keyboard.

- Select UPDATE repeatedly until the process starts.
- At the message "Completed !! Turn on AGAIN" switch off your KN2600 and
after about 2-3 seconds again.


I've downloaded the update file from CA and added here as well if you want to try with a new zip just in case your file is damaged in any way.


Attachments
kn26-11.zip (6 downloads)

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#444964 - 01/17/18 01:05 PM Re: download [Re: Gunnar Jonny]
hbinfo2001 Offline
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Hi John I try again to update but no luck
I done exacly what the procedure is

I format my 2gig sdcar from the 2600 I did not put a name on the sdcard
I unzip the update that you send me to the sdcard and after
I install in the slot of the kn2600
I press panel memorey 1234 at the sametime and press the power
buttom==Blank blue screen.

John do you think that the software should be KN24PRG.EXE
or KN24PTG.DAT
Because the update for the kn2400 is .EXE in a floppy disk

The software 1.1 on the procedure is to have a sdcard 8mb to
64mb,but me I have only a 2gig sdcard
Thanks very much
Howard
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#444973 - 01/17/18 02:39 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
Gunnar Jonny Offline
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Hi

According to the written "How to" document, the file you shall place in the root of the SD card is KN24PRG.DAT

But, I'm not quite sure if the file is correct for the KN2600. Then maybe it should be named KN26PRG.DAT and not KN24....
Maybe that's why you get the blue screen and no action, it's not the correct file, and KN2600 refuse to read it.
I've searched the web to see if I could find another downloadsource, but no luck so far.

Regarding the exe file, if I don't remeber it wrong, at Technics own supportpage we could download exe files to extract stright from PC to floppy disks before process the update.
(The exe file(s) you have are probably ment for KN2400? I downloaded the KN2400 file from CA, and that is 2 exefiles ment to extract to floppies.)

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#444987 - 01/17/18 07:03 PM Re: download [Re: Gunnar Jonny]
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Hi,John I tried to write kn26prg.dat but no luck
Now I dont what to do ,but I know you for a long time
when I had the kn7000
I know you will find the problem
Thanks again
Howard
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#444989 - 01/17/18 09:56 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Wops, sorry if my bad english misleaded you to try change the name of the file, that's not a good idea at all.
What I mean to say is that this file can be a bad or wrong file, and the genuine file for the update may have another name that correspond to the keyboard it's made for.

Always be very careful when update firmware, because if anything goes wrong, the keyboard might stop work.

I'll keep my eyes open and look for any solution. But as we know there is hard to find any support and update for Technics nowadays.
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#444990 - 01/17/18 11:58 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Hello Howard,

The update for the KN 2600 works in principle just like the KN 7000.
Difference: With the KN 7000 with floppy disk - with the KN 2600 with the SD card!

Gunnar Jonny has described the procedure.

But I think that there is a mistake in your thinking!

The update is a zip-file, which you download to the hard disk of your PC - but do not unpack (unzip)! This file is self-extracting!

Insert an SD Card into the Card Writer of the PC and unpack it on the SD Card!

Now proceed as described by Gunnar Jonny.
Switch off KN 2600. Insert SD Card.
Hold keys 1-4 of the Panel Menory and switch on KN 2600.
You will be guided through the program on the display.


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#445018 - 01/18/18 02:43 PM Re: download [Re: HarryG]
hbinfo2001 Offline
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Hi,Still no luck ,maybe I have to use a smaller sdcard
8mb to 64mb ?
like the procedure is saying
Thanks
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#445029 - 01/19/18 02:32 AM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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If the KN2600 do format the card properly, and if you can save and read any files at all using the keyboard, it should "see" the update file as well.
But, SD card size is pointed out in the procedure, so it may as well be a point to follow.

I do remember there was some dicussion about the the limit / max storage capasity of the SD cards usable at Technics.
As years goes by, there has been a huge step forward within digital storage as well as "bits and bytes". ( 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 bit and so on)
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#445068 - 01/19/18 04:30 PM Re: download [Re: Gunnar Jonny]
hbinfo2001 Offline
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Hi John,I will have to make a search for some sdcard 8mb trow
64mb because I thing thats the problem
Is there any technics players who have these sdcard I will like
to purchase by sending a post order
http://www.synthzone.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/45586/KN_2600_Firmware
But he did not mention if it was a 64mb sdcard
Thanks again
Howard
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#445076 - 01/19/18 11:55 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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I've read through the tread you're pointing at.

There is an answer for what was wrong during formatting the SD card back then.
QUOTE:
That was it! Originally, I had formatted a brand new card, and named it, but the directory structure had not been created.
This time, I took an existing card with enough room to hold the file, and just copied it to the root. It worked the first time..."


Does the directory usually created when format SD card using KN2600 show up?
If not, the SD card may not be formatted correctly.
Also I notice the filename is written using big letters.
We never know, maybe rename the file like in in Alecs reply kn24prg.dat just to see if it makes any difference?

It looks like the filename itself is correct, and the file is most likely the file needed as long as it is not damaged or not copied properly.

Quote regarding size of the SD card:
"the official instructions say use a card bigger than 8MB formatted on the keyboard to hold the file."

Also it say something in the tread about renamed the card, but I have no idea about what name or if it is nessesary at all.
Maybe as simple as name the card UPDATE ?

Btw,
in the update manual it say the update fix problems reading / loading of older instruments files, nothing about technichord,
but CraigS mention the problem without any feedback if that was fixed by the update at all.
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#445095 - 01/20/18 05:31 PM Re: download [Re: Gunnar Jonny]
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Hi John Like I told you I had to send you a private email because I could not attach a photo to this forum

I forgot to tell you when I copy and drag the the KN7000MN
to WORD it had copy KN7000MN.INF with !

SDcard folder name=update
Check my sdcard in pc=Private
kn24prg.dat
Technics
Kn7000
TFLD001
KN7000MN
Back to the kn2600 slot
press panel memory 1 2 3 4 and press power

Blank screen

Thanks again for your help
Howard
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#445099 - 01/20/18 10:44 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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.inf file are common in many cases, and probably created by the KN.

If you delete all files already into the SD cardwhen see at the PC, and do a totally new format using KN, what files do you see in the SD card afterwards?
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#445101 - 01/20/18 11:53 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Originally Posted By hbinfo2001
Hi John Like I told you I had to send you a private email because I could not attach a photo to this forum


Yes you can attach a photo to posts in this forum. When you post there is "File Manager" available that lets you browse to a picture on your computer and it will upload and be displayed in your post if you then click on "Add File".

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#445115 - 01/21/18 01:33 PM Re: download [Re: Gunnar Jonny]
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I John ,I delete all the file and put back to the kn2600 and format again.Put back in PC and nothing 0%
Check pm
thanks
Howard
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#445116 - 01/21/18 01:36 PM Re: download [Re: Nigel]
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Hi Nigel,thank you for your reply but can you tell me where is the
file manager
Thanks again
Howard
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#445121 - 01/21/18 02:50 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Howard,

Try a factory reset first. From the user manual:

While pressing the three lower left buttons in the RHYTHM GROUP section (JAZZ & SWING, BALLROOM & SHOW and LATIN & WORLD) at the same time, turn the POWER button on. (Note that, in this case, all programmable settings, functions and memories return to their factory preset status.)

Format the SD Card on the KN2600... but formatting is not enough. You have to also save something from the keyboard onto the SD card (save anything), so that it will contain the file structure.

KN24PRG.DAT - the size of this file on your PC after extracting it from the zip is 3.58mb.

Put KN24PRG.DAT on the SD card.

Your card should now contain these:

PRIVATE (a folder)
KN24PRG.DAT (the update file)

With the keyboard off, insert the SD Card.

Hold down the first four panel memory buttons and turn on the keyboard.

I hope it helps but it doesn't seem to be working for you.

Good luck!
Mike
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#445123 - 01/21/18 04:16 PM Re: download [Re: designserve]
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Hi Mike I had follow your procedure ,it did not work for me
Thanks again


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#445124 - 01/21/18 04:17 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Hi Mike here is the proprieties
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#445125 - 01/21/18 04:18 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Forgot from manager file


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#445126 - 01/21/18 04:30 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Howard,

It all looks correct.

I will be visiting JD5live on 2nd Feb. We'll try it on our KN2600 then and let you know what happens (at least we'll run the checks). Unless John has chance to try it before then.

Enjoy playing for now and we'll get back to you when we have more information.

Best wishes,
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#445127 - 01/21/18 04:32 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Hi Howard.

Looks like the updatefile is saved into the folder "Private" ?
It should be in root, outside the folder according to the "How to do" manual.
In that case you would see the file where you see the folders at left, at same level as the Private folder, beside it, but not in it.
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#445128 - 01/21/18 04:44 PM Re: download [Re: Gunnar Jonny]
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GJ,

I think if it was inside the PRIVATE folder we would see the TECHNICS folder on the right too. It seems to be in the correct place I think.

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#445129 - 01/21/18 04:53 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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You're probably correct Mike, but if you see the top name above the right window, it say "Private"
Is the name of the card "private" as well?
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#445130 - 01/21/18 04:58 PM Re: download [Re: Gunnar Jonny]
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Name of card is underscores [on the top left _________(H:)] so it should be fine I think.


Edited by designserve (01/21/18 04:58 PM)
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#445131 - 01/21/18 05:13 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Yes Mike, I see, but I wonder why it's written "Private" at top right side if that's contents in root / top level.
Anyway, hope Harolds problem can solved in not too long.


Btw,
It's been some years since KN series was produced, and I wonder if i.e. use of Win 10 / 64bit would be a problem when copy to card?
I have experienced such problems using other equipment before, and solved it by use older PC / OS.
Have you experienced something similiar?
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#445132 - 01/21/18 05:20 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Yes it's because the PRIVATE folder is in the root and so is the KN24PRG.DAT.

You're right it is possible for the operating system to be a problem, I've had problems before too but not so much with file transfer, well I can't remember a file transfer issue. More likely when it is unzipping. If the format is done in the keyboard then the file system should be fine on the card.

The only way I can help further is to try it on the same model. We'll try that beginning of Feb and will try the file transfer with Windows 10, Windows 7 and XP. It will be interesting to find the correct procedure.

I had a similar problem on my KN7000. In the end I found that I had to press and hold the buttons very, very hard. Maybe I had some bad contact on one of the buttons. I also seem to remember that I used google translate from German to English then and there was some small thing I missed from the translation. AND I remember that one of my floppy disks had a problem and I had to re-write it on a new floppy disk. Because KN7000 does the upgrade from floppy.

I'm stumped right now smile
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#445133 - 01/21/18 05:27 PM Re: download [Re: Gunnar Jonny]
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Hi John I download the folder private in the root of the sdcard and the kn24prg.dat in the sdcard root and it did not work see attach
Thanks
Howard


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#445134 - 01/21/18 05:28 PM Re: download [Re: designserve]
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Hi Mike I have Window 7pro
Hope that we will resolve the problem with John and Harry
Thanks
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#445135 - 01/21/18 05:32 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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I forgot to mention ( Open With )


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#445136 - 01/21/18 05:33 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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It is correct as far as I can tell. We will test on 2nd Feb and contact you smile

Here is mine. Looks the same.


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#445137 - 01/21/18 05:36 PM Re: download [Re: designserve]
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PS mine is Windows 10.

Yes. DAT files can be audio files, so the file associates with your music programme but this one is not a DAT audio file, it is DAT for 'data' so no audio in it.

Nothing wrong there. We will just have to test.
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#445139 - 01/21/18 05:39 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Yes, looks like file is in right place.
Harold, when you press down the 4 buttons and hold down when power on KN, how long do you hold down before release?
It's important that all 4 buttons are pressed, and keep pressed until KN is powered, then release.
When success, I asume a text where confirm that you will update will show up.
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#445150 - 01/22/18 02:48 AM Re: download [Re: Gunnar Jonny]
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Hi John i press the panel memory 1 2 3 4
and power till the screen open about
5 seconds
thanks
Howard
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#445694 - 01/31/18 01:50 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Hi,today I receive the sdcard 64mb that I purchase
I done the format from the keyboard ,I name the sdcard UPDATE
after when back to my PC ,unzip the update in the sdcard
After I open the sdcard from my PC and delete the pdf (INSTALL)
When back to the keyboard with cross fingers Press memory 1234
and power.
And voila the update was successfull = ver.1.1
Thanks again for your help
Howard
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#445705 - 01/31/18 04:21 PM Re: download [Re: hbinfo2001]
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Congrats, great news! smile

Then we learned that the SD card size does matter, and has to be correct if going to get a successful update.

Btw, did it fix the technichord?
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#445715 - 01/31/18 06:40 PM Re: download [Re: Gunnar Jonny]
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Hi John, I can tell you it fix the technichord because of the
Brass section the Trumpet, I had to change for blog before the
version 1.0
I had to purchase the 64mb card from eBay in Europe
Thanks again
Howard
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