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by Rara
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Yamaha DX & TX Forum
Topic: DX7 - Need help fixing loud crackling noise
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: DX7 - Need help fixing loud crackling noise

My TX7 made the same crackling although not as bad as what you demonstrate. Sounds to me like a bad ground somewhere near the audio out, or the audio jack itself is worn, or dry joints on the socket or a broken ground in the audio out cable do you get the same noise when using headphones via headpho...
by Rara
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Yamaha SY22, SY35 & SY55
Topic: SY35 out on sidewalk
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: SY35 out on sidewalk

A great find :-) that is where I found one of my Roland MKB-200's :D I have an SY35 as well, I found responds very well to external effects. One nifty feature The SY35 has is the voice overlapping, play and hold one patch like a long sustained note then change voices, and play another patch while th...
by Rara
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Other Casio Keyboards - MZ, VZ1, FZ-1, CZ-1, CZ-5000, XW-G1, XW-P1
Topic: Upgrading and restoring Casio FZ-1
Replies: 73
Views: 17924

Re: Upgrading and restoring Casio FZ-1

Thanks for that, this seems top be a more promising outlook. :)

Rara 0-)
by Rara
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Other Casio Keyboards - MZ, VZ1, FZ-1, CZ-1, CZ-5000, XW-G1, XW-P1
Topic: Upgrading and restoring Casio FZ-1
Replies: 73
Views: 17924

Re: Upgrading and restoring Casio FZ-1

A while ago I have successfully 'repaired' a TAN number generator who's display suffered from some 'missing' pixel rows. I took a small piece of Kapton to protect the foil ribbon and carefully ironed over the contacts at the display - that treatment successfully brought back all pixels! (Y) Maybe t...
by Rara
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Other Casio Keyboards - MZ, VZ1, FZ-1, CZ-1, CZ-5000, XW-G1, XW-P1
Topic: Upgrading and restoring Casio FZ-1
Replies: 73
Views: 17924

Re: Upgrading and restoring Casio FZ-1

Changing the LCD would be very difficult I'd imagine. I wont there. it scares me :scared-yipes: To give you some idea, the photo below is a close up of a section of one of the ribbons. I knew the tracks where tiny, this is crazy tiny 8O (nifty app on my phone called magnifier :clap: ) looking at ima...
by Rara
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Other Casio Keyboards - MZ, VZ1, FZ-1, CZ-1, CZ-5000, XW-G1, XW-P1
Topic: Upgrading and restoring Casio FZ-1
Replies: 73
Views: 17924

Re: Upgrading and restoring Casio FZ-1

I've done a lot of reading on the CZ's in the past. I discovered the difference in the character sets of display when I upgraded the display in my CZ-5000 (black on yellow). All of the special characters related to the notation are something other than what is written in the CZ. After I saw this I t...
by Rara
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Other Casio Keyboards - MZ, VZ1, FZ-1, CZ-1, CZ-5000, XW-G1, XW-P1
Topic: Upgrading and restoring Casio FZ-1
Replies: 73
Views: 17924

Re: Upgrading and restoring Casio FZ-1

Its the very unique nature of the FZ-1 which renders it unrepairable in this respect. Unfortunately there is nothing on the market to replace the screen with. I live in hope one day a replacement will be available, I won't hold my breath though. The FZ1 is not the only Casio synth to suffer issue wi...
by Rara
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Other Casio Keyboards - MZ, VZ1, FZ-1, CZ-1, CZ-5000, XW-G1, XW-P1
Topic: Upgrading and restoring Casio FZ-1
Replies: 73
Views: 17924

Re: Upgrading and restoring Casio FZ-1

@Saul - did you ever get any kind of answer from Casio regarding spares, or indeed "hope" as to repairability for their older Synths . . . . @Rara - I would like to say "don't chuck it out just yet" - in case Casio comes up with something . . . . ? (I just hate being defeated in this way - IYKWIM) ...
by Rara
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Other Casio Keyboards - MZ, VZ1, FZ-1, CZ-1, CZ-5000, XW-G1, XW-P1
Topic: Upgrading and restoring Casio FZ-1
Replies: 73
Views: 17924

Re: Upgrading and restoring Casio FZ-1

Sadly no more work is being pursued on this.
Due to the difficulties with the back light and
the lcd screen this synth is no longer
repairable or usable.

Rara 0-)
by Rara
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Yamaha SY85 & TG500 Downloads
Topic: Yamaha SY85 Factory Sounds
Replies: 9
Views: 1769

Re: Yamaha SY85 Factory Sounds

I see, so what you’re saying is I should just convert the .gxx files into .Img and voila? That be indee grant thanks I ll try once I get home. I wasn't saying that, to convert anything, *.Gxx is a specific file format for the SY85 and only readable by SY85. If you can see the file in windows explor...
by Rara
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Yamaha SY85 & TG500 Downloads
Topic: Yamaha SY85 Factory Sounds
Replies: 9
Views: 1769

Re: Yamaha SY85 Factory Sounds

Its not common because its a yamaha file format for the SY85
like *.Txx is for the SY77

Rara 0-)
by Rara
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Other Casio Keyboards - MZ, VZ1, FZ-1, CZ-1, CZ-5000, XW-G1, XW-P1
Topic: Upgrading and restoring Casio FZ-1
Replies: 73
Views: 17924

Re: Upgrading and restoring Casio FZ-1

I think I might have asked this before but is there no way to take the display to an external screen? I cant see that working because of the tiny resolution, 96x64 pixels I've been studying the back half of the LCD housing with my other back light and even modding that to fit the backlight flush on...
by Rara
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Other Casio Keyboards - MZ, VZ1, FZ-1, CZ-1, CZ-5000, XW-G1, XW-P1
Topic: Upgrading and restoring Casio FZ-1
Replies: 73
Views: 17924

Re: Upgrading and restoring Casio FZ-1

Version 2 of this back is good in theory however it still does not fit inside the synth. so needs more work. the rear half of the LCD house now has to have some material ground out to make the back light flush with the housing. I am not doing that to an original part, I might look into getting that ...
by Rara
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Yamaha SY85 & TG500 Downloads
Topic: Yamaha SY85 Factory Sounds
Replies: 9
Views: 1769

Re: Yamaha SY85 Factory Sounds

Hello and a big thanks to all the knowledge gathered here. Especially resources like dl and floppy emulator installation. Now that I have installed my floppy emulator I am a bit stuck on how to deal with the floppy Images. To exact how do i unpack the .G01 file format or is there a direct way to co...
by Rara
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Other Casio Keyboards - MZ, VZ1, FZ-1, CZ-1, CZ-5000, XW-G1, XW-P1
Topic: Upgrading and restoring Casio FZ-1
Replies: 73
Views: 17924

Re: Upgrading and restoring Casio FZ-1

Thanks :-) It's a beast worthy of spending some time on fixing however I think this is delaying the inevitable. Once the ribbon cables start separating from the driver board or the LCD its self, nothing can be done to fix it. Then starts to become hard to read and eventually fail completely. enjoy i...

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