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by flpfire109
Wed May 27, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq SQ-80 Front Panel Button Problems - Please Help
Replies: 19
Views: 3195

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

Has anyone heard from him recently? I've sent a couple emails over the past 2 weeks, but have received no reply. I figure he may not be doing business during Covid, but I don't know for sure. I would love to get this thing back to 100% =D>
by flpfire109
Mon May 18, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq SQ-80 Front Panel Button Problems - Please Help
Replies: 19
Views: 3195

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

Yeah, that's what I was afraid of. Really though, I know I am probably beating a dead horse by saying this again, but thank you for your help all through this process. At the very least, it's been a good learning experience for me. I emailed Mr. Butchy in Germany a few days ago, but I don't know whe...
by flpfire109
Sun May 17, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq SQ-80 Front Panel Button Problems - Please Help
Replies: 19
Views: 3195

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

None of the caps on the board are shorted to ground. The only possibly odd thing I noticed is that one of the 3 large caps on the board does not seem to be connected to ground on either side. I've attached a photo with the cap in question circled in red on my photo of the top side of the board. Howe...
by flpfire109
Fri May 15, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq SQ-80 Front Panel Button Problems - Please Help
Replies: 19
Views: 3195

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

Thank you Thank you Thank you for your detailed instructions! I am soo eager to learn and build my skillset, but I don't have a ton of confidence yet working through troubleshooting on this level. I will go through this in detail tonight when I get off of work. I know I have said this already, but y...
by flpfire109
Thu May 14, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq SQ-80 Front Panel Button Problems - Please Help
Replies: 19
Views: 3195

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

Rasputin I seriously appreciate all of your guidance on this. I cannot thank you enough. Regarding the cap, do you have any idea where it is located? The caps on the display board are numbered through C1 - C22, but nothing further. I cannot find C23. Could it be mounted underneath the display? There...
by flpfire109
Wed May 13, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq SQ-80 Front Panel Button Problems - Please Help
Replies: 19
Views: 3195

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

Well unfortunately, it does look like the Rockwell 6500 is at fault. The whole length of trace and all of the switches pass the continuity test.
by flpfire109
Tue May 12, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq SQ-80 Front Panel Button Problems - Please Help
Replies: 19
Views: 3195

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

This may be a dumb question, but I am just a hobbyist, not a skilled technician. I cannot find C23 anywhere on the display board. The caps on the display board stop at 22. Also, my board is a revision A board, while these schematics are for revision C. Is C23 located underneath the display itself or...
by flpfire109
Tue May 12, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq SQ-80 Front Panel Button Problems - Please Help
Replies: 19
Views: 3195

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

Thank you Rasputin. I really appreciate your help. I will check out row 7 this evening. Hopefully as you said, it's not a dead 6500.
by flpfire109
Thu May 07, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq SQ-80 Front Panel Button Problems - Please Help
Replies: 19
Views: 3195

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

Any help here would really be appreciated!
by flpfire109
Wed May 06, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq SQ-80 Front Panel Button Problems - Please Help
Replies: 19
Views: 3195

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

Also, I can now confirm that the buttons in question do not work while in test mode. I believe this eliminates a software issue as the potential cause.
by flpfire109
Wed May 06, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq SQ-80 Front Panel Button Problems - Please Help
Replies: 19
Views: 3195

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

So, I have done more research and there is a very similar post on here from 2017 titled "Ensoniq ESQ-1 local keyboard" with almost the exact same issue. However, obvious the model in question in that case is an Ensoniq ESQ-1 not an SQ-80. I have one of those to reference, but it has different connec...
by flpfire109
Wed May 06, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq SQ-80 Front Panel Button Problems - Please Help
Replies: 19
Views: 3195

Ensoniq SQ-80 Front Panel Button Problems - Please Help

Hi All, This is my first post here so please forgive me if I have posted this in the wrong place or not followed the posting procedure correctly. I tried searching for other similar posts on this issue, but could not find anything. Anyway, I am helping a friend to fix his Ensoniq SQ-80. It's in beau...