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by rhino
Wed May 27, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq SQ-80 Front Panel Button Problems - Please Help
Replies: 18
Views: 1035

Re: Ensoniq SQ-80 Front Panel Button Problems - Please Help

More information please. Describe the data on the display screen. Do SOME of the panel buttons work? Does the synth make sounds based on the keys pressed? Sounds to me (from afar!) like a combination of dirty connectors and worn out buttons.
by rhino
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Kawai K3m - missing rare part. does anyone make custom pieces? (Update)
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Re: Kawai K3m - missing rare part. does anyone make custom pieces? (Update)

They are rectifiers. They do turn AC into DC. You may have to do alot of digging in vintage part suppliers to find that shape (4 leads inline). With care, you can substitute modern 2x2 lead (square) ones. The stuff on the spaceers is glue to hold against any vibrations. Best of luck. Let us know how...
by rhino
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ESQ-1 behaving strangely, any help would be appreciated
Replies: 5
Views: 2353

Re: ESQ-1 behaving strangely, any help would be appreciated

Number one problem with ESQ-1, and SQ-80 seems to be bad contact on the cables. Open the synth up, unseat cables one at a time (draw yourself a diagram to show which way each connector goes - several can be put on backwards , or one pin off) use DeOxIt liquid (bottle with brush) on each connector, t...
by rhino
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq SQ80 Display Panel Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 2087

Re: Ensoniq SQ80 Display Panel Issues

Hi. My guess is the 6500 chip: the originals were VERY static sensitive and the slightest jolt will kill it. Rainer Buchty now makes a kit with a modern MPU to replace the 6500. Guy's a lifesaver. http://WWW.BUCHTY.NET click on Ensonic Heaven click on Ensonic Shoppe WARNINGS (1) you will need some s...
by rhino
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: JX3P Top Panel? Anyone know where to find?
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Re: JX3P Top Panel? Anyone know where to find?

(1) keep posting on Facebook - Synth Freaks, etc.

(2) not cheap, but AUDIOCUSTOM.pl does a D&%^ good job of repainting and re lettering synth panels. Shipping to Poland should be reasonable if you just sent the metal panel. They are a good bit cheaper than places in the US.
by rhino
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Need help/advice - Yamaha CS-70M (Bad Condt)
Replies: 1
Views: 1286

Re: Need help/advice - Yamaha CS-70M (Bad Condt)

DO NOT plug it in and turn it on !! If you want to keep and use it, or sell for a reasonable fee, expect to spend 5-10k$: ship it to a synth restorer who has knowlege of the CS-70. NOT some guy who used to sell CB radios and branched out. If you don't want to keep it, consult an expert for a approx....
by rhino
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq Sq80 display
Replies: 7
Views: 2266

Re: Ensoniq Sq80 display

Well, the old geezer was having a senior moment. Sorry for the bad advice: the SQ-80 and ESQ-1 DO NOT have inverters to generate the high voltage for the display. They use a voltage-tripler on the power supply. I was thinking og the Roland JX series. :oops:
by rhino
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Need "diagonal contact" OB-8 buttons!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1452

Re: Need "diagonal contact" OB-8 buttons!!

https://syntaur.com/Items.php?Item=2897

These are used, so may have the original pin layout you need. Syntaur is 100% reputable by me.
by rhino
Mon May 21, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 152
Views: 167831

Re: Your latest musical purchase

picked up a dusty Korg 800DV in a local repair shop. No output, but (1) quick inspection shows all board in place, (2) all knobs and slider caps still there.
by rhino
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Need to Save This Juno 60! (Voice Issues + More)
Replies: 2
Views: 1181

Re: Need to Save This Juno 60! (Voice Issues + More)

not much from afar:
I got a busted '60 sometime back, could not load all patches. Some would load ok, some would remain the same, a few would load, but weird.
corosion, or something had eated one pin off of one of the memory chips.
by rhino
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Jen part
Replies: 4
Views: 3020

Re: Jen part

Did Not Know That !!!!
Seems like you have given me the answer ! Thanks.
by rhino
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha DX7 Powers up, not much else
Replies: 3
Views: 1699

Re: Yamaha DX7 Powers up, not much else

A good capacitor meter is $$$. They use a series of pulses to tell if the cap is shorted or not. Using a ohm meter on the cap will not give a accurate reading because of all the other componets in the circuit. Carefuly unsolder one side (lead) of a Tantallium cap (one at a time) and see if change or...
by rhino
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Jen part
Replies: 4
Views: 3020

Jen part

Hi, all.
Looking for a lead on a M110b1 keyer/tone generator chip for a JEN SX1000.