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by Fnlorrain
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kurzweil SP2X MARA (CPU) fail *update*
Replies: 2
Views: 1794

Re: Kurzweil SP2X MARA (CPU) fail *update*

**Update 2** I did find the right capacitors that I had scorched but my BGA reflow did not work. I purchased a new mainboard for the piano and it works fine now. It's a dated instrument, but really feels and sounds great. If you ever run into one I can highly recommend it. Fantastic pianos and a ver...
by Fnlorrain
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Alesis QS6.1 battery replacement **Solved**
Replies: 5
Views: 2400

Re: Alesis QS6.1 battery replacement

Thanks, I finally got my QS working right, as it turns out while you have to navigate the menu to execute a SysEx dump, no special steps are necessary to send the SysEx file back to the QS, I guess it's always "listening", odd but true evidently.
by Fnlorrain
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kurzweil SP2X MARA (CPU) fail *update*
Replies: 2
Views: 1794

Kurzweil SP2X MARA (CPU) fail *update*

Hello VSE readers, I acquired an old Kurzweil SPX2 that plays, but has issues. It sometimes freezes, where the sound gets "stuck" and no buttons or sliders can stop it. It also can sometimes distort a clean piano program for a note or two randomly, or have pitch issues, where I play an octave but on...
by Fnlorrain
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Alesis QS6.1 battery replacement **Solved**
Replies: 5
Views: 2400

Re: Alesis QS6.1 battery replacement

With so much information available on-line, replacing a dead battery and restoring to factory defaults is like changing a flat tyre. The Service Manual gives good instructions on how to disassemble and reassemble the synth. And here https://www.cyborgstudio.com/wimpy/synthmp3s/alesis/qs61/manual/qs...
by Fnlorrain
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Alesis QS6.1 battery replacement **Solved**
Replies: 5
Views: 2400

Alesis QS6.1 battery replacement **Solved**

I have an Alesis QS6.1 that needs it's internal battery replaced. I've ordered the correct battery with 3 legs to solder to the board, I found the original sysex files, and installed sysex librarian on my mac but it only sees my Audiobox USB when I run it, even though the Alesis is connected to the ...