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by evildragon
Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7IIfd won't do anything
Replies: 49
Views: 5761

http://blackevilweredragon.spymac.com/dx72.jpg

http://blackevilweredragon.spymac.com/dx73.jpg

one of the IC block diagrams.. im actually curious which in and out too... i've never messed with logic gates before (i've wanted to learn)
by evildragon
Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7IIfd won't do anything
Replies: 49
Views: 5761

ok, i'll give those tests a shot then with my multimeter when the problems creeps up again... (continuity test, correct?)

i'm also going to find an in-circuit cap tester too..
by evildragon
Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7IIfd won't do anything
Replies: 49
Views: 5761

I have the service manual, I had been looking at the PCB layout with it, but it doesn't really have any tests for me to perform. I can't afford a technician as of now, gas for my car took the last little bit i have until i get more money.. (stupid old V8 engine!)... And i'd prefer a technician in fl...
by evildragon
Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7IIfd won't do anything
Replies: 49
Views: 5761

damnit, the DX7 is totally dead now.. Sometimes when turning it on, the bootup screen is corrupt, or if it does boot, it says CHANGE BATTERY, and then you hear this explosive sound.. (the battery is new).. WARNING: KEEP YOUR VOLUME LOW!! http://blackevilweredragon.spymac.com/dx7power.mp3 EDIT: Took ...
by evildragon
Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:28 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7IIfd won't do anything
Replies: 49
Views: 5761

I was just recording, and in a certain part of a song, I was supposed to hit the monophonic button, but accidentally hit SINGLE, thus reloading a voice (after I had everything setup since it was "cold"), and it totally screwed up my recording... The Voice was the default "#8 Pluck" that is on the DX...
by evildragon
Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7IIfd won't do anything
Replies: 49
Views: 5761

Thanks.. I particularly am good as an electrician, im a certified computer technician, but when it comes to the DX7 I love so much, I don't know a thing about it besides the service manual I have... I am going to later test more on the DX7. The testing last night still didn't bring up the floppy dri...
by evildragon
Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7IIfd won't do anything
Replies: 49
Views: 5761

Back on topic... At 11PM last night, I was able to change voices all night, with no problem, nothing odd happened, all the sounds kept up right. So, in wondering how this could be, I took the DX7 apart again, and looked even more closely at all the parts. I went tapping away at it, no change. Took a...
by evildragon
Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:10 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7IIfd won't do anything
Replies: 49
Views: 5761

Re: DX7IIFD won't work

Hey mate , cool is the word ok dude. by my paraphrasign the space ship lingo dude, I was saying you are doing great to recover your Dx7IIFD M8. now go shove it. I too do not have much damned patience with helping out with ideas to a stranger and getting s**t in my face. enuff of you dudeie It's not...
by evildragon
Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:52 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7IIfd won't do anything
Replies: 49
Views: 5761

Can you make more sense please? I don't have much patience for run-arounds.
by evildragon
Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7IIfd won't do anything
Replies: 49
Views: 5761

i just gave a quick test on the FDD in my DX7.. I put it in my PC, and it is infact working, read all my floppy's too (minus an old IBM disk it failed to read "General Failure Reading Drive A:")..
by evildragon
Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7IIfd won't do anything
Replies: 49
Views: 5761

this is my one and only DX7.. everytime the problem crept up, i had no recording equipment nearby. I'll be recording again tomorrow, and will let it "warm up" after recording my main songs, and switch a voice, and record the erratic behavior.. I'm also going to get a can of compressed air, and use i...
by evildragon
Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7IIfd won't do anything
Replies: 49
Views: 5761

yea, that's a lot :o anyways, when my DX7 is first powered on, and i can hear the sounds normally, i still seem to have to push voice button twice.. it registers the first push, but i hear nothing but little "pops", or no pops at all, and when i push it a second time, it works... very erratic behavi...
by evildragon
Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7IIfd won't do anything
Replies: 49
Views: 5761

from what i see, it never had an E! card.. at first, it wouldn't even play sounds from the cart, nothing was ever produced, it only had occasional sustaining notes, or notes that cut short.. after i connected it to my IBM XT to play a midi file, things came "alive", as if it hit a register in the DX...
by evildragon
Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:27 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Synth Technicians and Repairs
Replies: 157
Views: 173302

anybody near oviedo florida that could possibly look at my DX7? I already spent all of my money on it, so a cheap (possibly free/i'll fix something for you if i can fix it, in return, done that kind of deal before), technician, yet effective, is preferred.. if not cheap, i'll need to talk it over wi...
by evildragon
Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7IIfd won't do anything
Replies: 49
Views: 5761

mm, I keep on the idea that OS chip could be wrong (perhaps a corrupted os). Perhaps some wire or socket are giving you errors, considering you have found the Aftertouch socked pulled out . I noticed Mainboard has some thin wires soldered (mine is original, not E! or supermax). Check if any wire is...