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Might not be the right board, but I need HELP with a Roland W-30

Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by Toffly, Aug 20, 2003.

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  1. Toffly

    Toffly Guest

    The other day I killed my Roland W-30. Not on purpose. I got an error
    message when I inserted any copy of the system disk ("Disk Load
    Error... 10"), and someone on the web adviced me to clean the read
    head in the disk drive.

    It turned out that the W-30 is put together in the most awkward way I
    have ever seen (and I've been building and hobby-repairing PC's for
    ten years). To access the read head, the disk drive had to be opened.
    To open it, it had to be unscrewed from the chassis. Some of the
    important screws were hidden underneath a metal bar, and this metal
    bar was in turn fastened underneath the main print boards and chips.
    So, long story short, to clean the reading head I had to disassemble
    almost the entire synth!

    And now, when I've put it back together, two things strike me: 1. The
    power won't come back on. The bloody thing is all dead. 2. There is
    quite a lot of leftover screws that I could find no place for when I
    put it back together. These two problems might be related.

    So, if anyone have any suggestions or thoughts that might help me
    here, me and my wallet would VERY much appreciate it. For instance,
    suggestions on connections that are crucial for the power, other
    factors that may have caused a power failure, a step by step
    instruction on reassembly, or a URL where I can find pictures of how
    it's supposed to look inside or be put together.

    In advance, thanks a lot.
  2. Toffly

    Toffly Guest

    I'm not going to be of much help ... but on one instrument I am using
    Hmmm. There's a thought. Although most of it is screwed together, the
    casing is still open. I'll give it a shot. Thanks.
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