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E-MU Emulator III problem

Postby Ohm's Law » Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:36 pm

Hello!

I just got an Emulator III from someone who didn't know much about it.

Here's what it's doing. When switched on it says something like E-MU systems 1988 firmware 2.0. then it says Checking floppy. SCSI -1. SCSI -2. SCSI -3. SCSI -4. SCSI - 5 SCSI- 6 SCSI - 7 then back to the floppy and it just goes in that loop.

I'm guessing it's suppose to have an OS on the harddisk, but since I don't see it checking the harddisk does that mean it isn't working?

I opened the case and listen and felt the harddisk. I don't hear or really feel anything. which I had read that the HDs are really loud.

Please help!

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Postby Altitude » Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:05 pm

I'm guessing it's suppose to have an OS on the harddisk, but since I don't see it checking the harddisk does that mean it isn't working?


AFAIK, that is not the case. I believe you need to boot it with the system disk
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Postby Tidda » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:03 pm

Also answered same thing in the same thread in the sampler section, let's keep this one then.

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:45 pm
It's checking the harddisk(s), that's what the SCSI -1 etc. messages are.
SCSI means small computer systems interface, you can hook up to 7 devices on a scsi chain, harddisks, cd-roms, (computer)tape drives etc.

I don't know the Emulator's software, so I don't know if the internal harddrive is supposed to be on the scsi-chain that's being checked or if that's foran external scsi-port.

anyway, it seems to me your hard disk has died.
If the Emu requires an OS to be loaded, and it seems that it does, the OS would probably have been supplied on a floppy, maybe two.
Maybe you can download it somewhere and put it on a floppy disk until you replace your hard disk.

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Emax and Emulator III

Postby Ohm's Law » Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:50 am

Another question.

My friend has a bunch of EMAX sound disks. I relize the OS wouldn't work but if my EIII was working, can it play EMAX samples?

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Postby Bitexion » Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:34 am

So, if the OS is a diskette, maybe you can find the disk image somewhere and transfer to a floppy disk. No idea how you'd format it to work with the E-Mu though.
I think you have a worthless synth here, if you can't find the OS disk anywhere.

Same thing with other old sampler synths like the Roland W30. Without OS disk, it isn't worth the plastic it's made of even.

This is the backside of vintage gear. You get totally stoked when you know you're gonna get a famous item, read up on it online, find manuals and read them. Then you get the thing home and it goes *FWONK* and dies. Good example:

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The Con Brio ADS200 is actually a real synth, and they only sold one piece.
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