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Help!! Is my Roland D50 dead?

Artmuzz
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180 posts since 4 Jul, 2003

Postby Artmuzz; Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:54 pm Help!! Is my Roland D50 dead?

Hi,

Today I switched on my Roland D50 only to find the display with no patch names. All I get is filled squares where the patch names should be. :(

What should I do? Is it a funeral for my D50?

Please advise


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jupiter8
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9368 posts since 17 Sep, 2002, from Gothenburg Sweden

Postby jupiter8; Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:59 pm

Dead battery ?
Artmuzz
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Postby Artmuzz; Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:11 pm

jupiter8 wrote:Dead battery ?


Maybe.

I opened up my D50 to see what was wrong and checked all the cables. Then I switched it back on and it seems to be working now. :) I don't know what was wrong but I'll take you advise and try a new battery just incase it happens again.


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kilroy
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Postby kilroy; Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:46 pm

jupiter8 wrote:Dead battery ?



Yup...typical behavior for a dying battery.
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hackenslash
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Postby hackenslash; Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:46 am

Sounds more like a spill to me. In any event, it will be worth replacing the battery when you open it. It will be a CR2032 lithium button cell.
Please understand that this is coming from someone who quotes Terry Pratchett - Melkor
Artmuzz
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Postby Artmuzz; Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:20 am

hackenslash wrote:Sounds more like a spill to me. In any event, it will be worth replacing the battery when you open it. It will be a CR2032 lithium button cell.


Nothing was ever spilt over my D50 and no sign of wetness.

Its happened to me again and I have to switch off and on a few times to get the D50 successfully on. Its a row of dim lit squares that are stuck on the display.

Will I need soldering equipment to get the battery out?

Cheers


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hackenslash
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669 posts since 6 Jul, 2007, from In the space between the heavens and the corner of some foreign field...

Postby hackenslash; Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:14 am

No. It's dead simple. Pop out the old one, and the new one snaps in.
Please understand that this is coming from someone who quotes Terry Pratchett - Melkor

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