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by Hyde
Wed May 17, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: EPS Classic No audio out of left side
Replies: 16
Views: 2341

Re: EPS Classic No audio out of left side

It's not the cleanest board but looks dirtier than it is. I can't read that capacitor with my naked eye, it's zoomed in as far as I can get & still have some focus to it. So, it's a lot smaller than it looks ;) I pulled the board. I'll have a look at it tonight & see what I can find. I looked for ma...
by Hyde
Tue May 16, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: EPS Classic No audio out of left side
Replies: 16
Views: 2341

EPS Classic No audio out of left side

Ok, here is me next project. One of my EPS Classics has no audio from the left output. I've done some diagnostics & seem to have traced it down to this component but, I don't know what the component is? I bridge it with a multimeter & I get audio. So I'd like to replace it, obviously. But I can't se...
by Hyde
Thu May 11, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes
Replies: 21
Views: 3732

Re: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes

Sweet! Any luck with the bad output channel? I still have that & my other dead eps16 to fix. I barely get time to write music, let alone fix the machines. I have a crazy work schedule & a 2yr old boy. I'll post something soon. Hopefully we can get them fixed up! I appreciate your help & enjoy the l...
by Hyde
Wed May 10, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes
Replies: 21
Views: 3732

Re: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes

The EPS seems to be functioning perfectly. I've run it numerous times, w/o issue. I think this is my favorite Ensoniq sampler. I've been using it to start my songs. Sampling,sequencing then dumping into my EPS16 & working from there. The classic just has such a great sound! 13bit!
by Hyde
Wed May 03, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ensoniq VFX SD Value
Replies: 5
Views: 3126

Re: Ensoniq VFX SD Value

Ebay can be a little inflated but, you can do an advanced search to see what they have been selling for. its a good indicator. Ensoniq pricing has really been climbing lately. Where are you located?
by Hyde
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes
Replies: 21
Views: 3732

Re: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes

I'd agree with that! My 16plus rack seems rock solid. I just have this affinity for keyboards(you can call it a sickness ;) ).
by Hyde
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes
Replies: 21
Views: 3732

Re: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes

I'm reluctant to ever give my EPS16 2 thumbs up....ever. Very finnicky machines. I still get occasional freezing, scsi going down, random errors. My 16+ has certainly had its issues. Pretty solid machine, all in all, though. Maybe I'm in the "Love what you get from your Ensoniq, when you get it" cl...
by Hyde
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes
Replies: 21
Views: 3732

Re: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes

I've run the machine a few times now, with success. No freezing. I pulled the disk drive out, reset any connectors inside the drive which I could access. The drive looked clean so, I didn't bother trying to clean it further. I reset the cable connections to & from the drive. I'm always a little appr...
by Hyde
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Akai X7000 Disk Drive Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 3684

Re: Akai X7000 Disk Drive Repair

Pull the drive & give it a look over. I bought a Mirage sampler in non working condition with a similar issue. I reset the cable, reset anther cable that was accessible, on the drive itself, cleaned it. But, the issue was that there was some fuzz/hair around the shaft that spins, which was causing e...
by Hyde
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes
Replies: 21
Views: 3732

Re: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes

The other keyboard still seems to be ok, even with the swapped in keyboard from the freezing unit. It has the output issue on the left side. but, I'm not concerned with that one at the moment. I'm focusing on the unit with the freezing problem first. Back to the unit that was freezing. I will run i...
by Hyde
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes
Replies: 21
Views: 3732

Re: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes

Just focusing on one keyboard right now. The unit with the freezing up issue. It displayed the errors last night, after keyboard swap & seemed ok, this morning. The disk drive, cable, or maybe even control chip for disk drive, were on my radar. This is obviously a laymen's theory... & is why I'm ask...
by Hyde
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes
Replies: 21
Views: 3732

Re: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes

I have two units so, I decided to swap out power supply with one that is known to be good.=Same issue. So, I know the issue is not power supply. Thinking of exchanging some of the removable chips to see if anything changes. The post was pointing to the machine that is locking up after 1/2 hour, tho...
by Hyde
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes
Replies: 21
Views: 3732

Re: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes

Update: New software=Same issue I have two units so, I decided to swap out power supply with one that is known to be good.=Same issue. So, I know the issue is not power supply. Thinking of exchanging some of the removable chips to see if anything changes. There aren't that many removable chips that...
by Hyde
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes
Replies: 21
Views: 3732

Re: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes

Update:
New software=Same issue

I have two units so, I decided to swap out power supply with one that is known to be good.=Same issue.

So, I know the issue is not power supply. Thinking of exchanging some of the removable chips to see if anything changes.