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  • Ack! The dreded VFX-SD Keyboard Calibration Error

    Great, so now my VFX-SD has started getting the "keyboard calibration error" message.
    Synths: TT-303 . Analog Four . Octatrack . uWave II . Monotribe . Monotron Delay . MonotronDrum Machines: Machinedrum UWmkI . Vermona Kick LancetNew DJ Mix - AcidTed - Question Everything

  • #2
    It's an easy fix. Bring it over, bro!
    Best Regards, James
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    My Newest CD "Stealing The Sun": http://carbon111.bandcamp.com/

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    • #3
      What times are you free?
      Synths: TT-303 . Analog Four . Octatrack . uWave II . Monotribe . Monotron Delay . MonotronDrum Machines: Machinedrum UWmkI . Vermona Kick LancetNew DJ Mix - AcidTed - Question Everything

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      • #4
        welcome to the downside of being an ensoniq owner

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        • #5
          he is 70 for a t-bag
          and 40 an hour

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          • #6
            he is 70 for a t-bag
            and 40 an hour


            I didn't ask for your mom's rates.
            Synths: TT-303 . Analog Four . Octatrack . uWave II . Monotribe . Monotron Delay . MonotronDrum Machines: Machinedrum UWmkI . Vermona Kick LancetNew DJ Mix - AcidTed - Question Everything

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            • #7
              Not a big deal to solve. The contact circuit board under the keys is split into two sections; right and left. They are interconnected with a side mount multi-pin connector. This connector can become oxidized resulting in a poor connection and a failed calibration. The solution is to replace the connector with a short length of ribbon cable or individual wires that are soldered into the connector tracings on the left and right circuit boards creating a hard-wired connection. As I remember there are 10 pins, but I may be mistaking; it will be obvious once you take a look.

              Here is a possible momentary solution to the problem (this doesn't work all of the time, but I have had good luck with it in a pinch): With the power off, place you palm in the middle of the keyboard, grabbing a few keys above and below the central 'F' key and slowly press into the keybed. Release and do this again several times. What you are trying to do is clean the pins within the faulty connector by flexing the keybed. Let go of the keys, power up and cross your fingers.

              Good luck,

              Dave
              The Modulators

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              • #8
                It's relatively easy to solder new wires in - plus it's a permanent fix.

                I actually mention it at the end of my VFX webpage: http://www.carbon111.com/vfx.html

                Acid hazard lives relatively close so we'll get him fixed up.
                Best Regards, James
                --
                I have cast fire upon the world and I am guarding it until it blazes.

                My Newest CD "Stealing The Sun": http://carbon111.bandcamp.com/

                Carbon111 Website: http://www.carbon111.com

                Carbon111 Blog: http://carbon111.blogspot.com

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