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Korg 01/Wd display

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I need some help I bought a 01/wd for cheap and it works when plugged in but the display shows up with with loads of random character mainly loads of @ signs so I don’t know if this is a display or a software issue, would really appreciate some help if somebody knows thanks!

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It's hard to say for certain. A keyboard that old could have various problems. One very common one is a dead internal battery for retaining edited sounds when it's unplugged. That's a fairly common issue, but I don't know if it's causing the display issues you're experiencing or not. 

I'd start by doing a factory reset of the keyboard and see if that clears it up. Here's a couple of links with instructions on how to do that:

https://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/articles/reset-o1w-factory-sounds-back-o1w-reset/

http://www.korgforums.com/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=70279&sid=0a3c1fcbb6e1dac75c1a6975f3a1292f

If reinitialization fixes it, then great... but if the issue returns after doing the reset once you turn the keyboard off for a while, the battery will almost definitely need to be replaced, at the minimum - and other repairs may be necessary as well. But start with the re-init, and see how it goes.  

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Most of the time with Korgs of that vintage you just need to replace the CR2032 batteries. It's pretty easy actually and then just restore the factory sounds. I have done it before on a bunch of M-1. T Series , or O1W keyboards.

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