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by Mandala Music
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth Defects - Ticking Time Bombs
Replies: 73
Views: 119459

Re: Synth Defects - Ticking Time Bombs

"Sy77 belts turn to goo, backups leak" All floppy disk drives will eventually fail as their rubber drive belts dry out and lose their elasticity over time. My first floppy drive to die was the one of my Yamaha V50 keyboard. My latest to die was the floppy drive on my Kawai K5000R rack synth. I am go...
by Mandala Music
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!
Replies: 64
Views: 49028

Re: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!

I didn't get around to explaining that you can use a mini wrench (one end open and the other end closed) to tighten nuts as small as 2mm like the ones you will need to tighten when you install the K5000R display. So much easier than using needlenose pliers. You can get a whole of set of Craftsman "M...
by Mandala Music
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!
Replies: 64
Views: 49028

Re: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!

I installed one of the K5000R displays I bought from MusikElektronic on Ebay. The display comes with the ribbon cable correctly configured to plug into the K50000R. I also bought one for my K5000S but I am busy with other projects currently and probably won't get around to installing it until next W...
by Mandala Music
Wed May 03, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Help with EMu Proteus 2000 Display
Replies: 6
Views: 4299

Replacing the Proteus 2000 display with a White on Blue One

This is about 7 years too late to help the original Proteus owner but maybe someone else wants to replace their Emu Proteus 2000 display. There is a guy on Ebay who lives in England but he will supply you with a White on Blue LCD along with a new ribbon cable. He charges about $51 (plus $10 for ship...
by Mandala Music
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!
Replies: 64
Views: 49028

Re: KAWAI K5000R Cool Blue LCD!

I bought an upgrade "Cool Blue LCD" for my Kawai K5000R. When I first tried to install the display, I was confused because I didn't see a way to access the circuit board so I could attach the ribbon cable from the display by going in through the top of the K5000R. It turns out that the bottom comes ...