Roland D-5 RAM dump without memory card?

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Eternatease
KVRer
3 posts since 13 Sep, 2021

Post Sat Nov 06, 2021 3:27 am

Hi,

My old Roland D-5 needs to have its battery replaced.
How do I do a tone RAM dump from and then to the D-5 again without it losing all its settings and my own user patches?
The manual describes how to do a tone RAM dump to a memory card, but I only have a ROM card.
Is there a way to do some kind of RAM dump to and from my Windows computer (with for instance my Bitwig Studio 16-track and my Arturia Keystep32 for the MIDI I/O)?
I own both original D-5 manuals and have found a video on YouTube about how to do the battery replacement, but nothing on saving the RAM data.

TIA, Bart

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BertKoor
KVRAF
13352 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Post Sat Nov 06, 2021 5:52 am

Is there a midi sysex dump in the data transfer menu?
http://www.cyan-music.com/mobile/tutori ... dling.html

(hoping the D5 / D10 / D20 / D50 are similar enough,)
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Eternatease
KVRer

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3 posts since 13 Sep, 2021

Post Sat Nov 06, 2021 6:42 am

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Would this be how I should do it?
I'm not sure whether that 'clones' all the data to a bulk sysex file. I will try in the near future.

Does anyone on here have experience with doing this on a D-5/D-10/D-20 series?

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BertKoor
KVRAF
13352 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Post Sat Nov 06, 2021 8:15 am

Bulk Dump - All is what you want.

Test the procedure prior. First assert your DAW can record & send sysex data.
Then do a bulk dump. Change something trivial and try to restore. The trivial change should be reverted.

If this is proven to work, you're safe to change batteries.
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