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Reattach the disk drive cables. Insert the new keyboard rear first into the unit at the front of the keyboard cavity. Failure indicates a main board problem or a poly-pressure keyboard prob- lem.
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Replace the four seres that attach the metal main board shield if present to the keyboard bottom shield. Make sure the power is off! Note; When re-initializing, the forty factory sounds ensobiq automati- calle be loaded into memory. The latest software versions are 1. If the unit now enters the self-test mode, this indicates a main board or keyboard problem.
Reinstall the knobs on the data entry and volume enskniq. Sound Test a Select your favourite patch with velocity and pressure sensitivity and play. If the ribbon cable is mis-pinned, fuses F3 and F4 will be blown. Lots of treble boost or cut will distort the pulse waveforms on the tape.
Turn the unit over, top down, and remove the four seres that attach the wheel assembly to the case. If the same buttons do func- tion properly in self-test mode, then the problem is most likely scrambled software the unit will need to be re-initialized as outlined in step 14 of the SQ80 test procedure.
Check the software version level by holding down Record and pressing Master. Test for memory retention as described in the SQ80 test procedure steps 1 and 2 on page Carefully turn the unit right side up. Disconnect the cables from the disk drive, ensoniqq particular attention to polarity.
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If this happens, reload it from a known-good SQ80 by copying the data from a good cartridge over the garbled data. Place the unit upside down on a soft surface and remove the ten screws that attach the keyboard to the case. Remove the metal shielding qs the unit. Remove the ten screws that attach the keyboard to the case. Units with serial numbers less than may have a sqq operating system version lower than In this mode, the display remains blank until you press the buttons on the front panel.
Generally, the correct input level will fall in between the levels which yield the above messages. This label contains important information concerning the care of the SQ80 disk drive and lists recommendations regarding the treatment of the drive during transport. Press the down arrow key. Remove the four screws that fasten the control panel and raise it see page 11; Important things to know about the SQ80 – Lid inserts. Display information to the Main Board is processed through the keyboard so what might appear to be a frozen display could instead be a bad keyboard.
This ferrite bead should be added to any earlier unit that seems to have a problem with memory loss. If the cable is mis-pinned or backwards, fuses F3 and F4 will blow and cause the display to come up blank. Reconnect the wire harnesses paying at- tention to polarity. Press the board down into place. Accessories and Parts from Syntaur. This allows the use of both Sony and Kanual disk drives.
On bootup the display appears intact and works, sort of displaying characters that are randomly related to the menu but are See Tape Tips, Hardware Notes page Shields If the keyboard you are replacing has a keyboard shield on the bottom see figure for location and the replacement keyboard does not, remove 5 6 CHAPTER 1.
Remove the seven nuts from the rear panel jacks marked Sustain Ft.
Close the lid and turn the power on. When the glue sets, the screws will hold the sub-assembly tightly in place.
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The SQ80 is essentially a computer with over 80K of memory. If no level shows on the tape deck meters, check your connections and level settings. Remove the Program Cartridge cable J2 from the main board.
Display Problems Units with serial manaul less than have a higher chance of having their glass fluorescent display broken during transport. In some units, these shields are attached using tinnerman clips with the screws. See Appendix K for more details on how to install this ferrite bead. Note that if either fuse blows, you will need to replace both fuses, as one will blow the other. Avoid over-tightening screws in the plastic case when execnting any repair procednre!