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by squishmusic
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Floppy Drive Adapters & USB Floppy Emulators
Topic: WHEN REPLACING YOUR RUBBER BELT . . . .
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: WHEN REPLACING YOUR RUBBER BELT . . . .

What kind of error would be thrown up if this was an issue?
I guess something like 'no disk' or 'insert disk'...
by squishmusic
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hey and Hi
Replies: 28
Views: 1177

Re: Hey and Hi

Thanks man.
Saw that but he wont ship, pickup only.
Im in Sweden as well so no chance :D
parametric wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:43 pm
Here's an SY85, in a case . . . . presently at £175 . . . . . . Only 1 day 14h left . . . .

ebay.co.uk/itm/153372879706?ul_noapp=true

para
by squishmusic
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SY77 - has issues - spares or repair
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: SY77 - has issues - spares or repair

Theres one here in Sweden for 100£
https://www.blocket.se/lulea/Yamaha_SY_ ... m?ca=2&w=3

ofc shipping on top :/
by squishmusic
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hey and Hi
Replies: 28
Views: 1177

Re: Hey and Hi

oh and and I had a flashback: I tried to get a USB-floppy drive to connect to my Mac back in 2011 but it didnt mount (Mac OSX10.6.8). I havent tried any FDD with my new Macbook OSX108.5....but thats another 'Maccy' issue. :?
by squishmusic
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hey and Hi
Replies: 28
Views: 1177

Re: Hey and Hi

Yep. There was 8yrs between to two and apparently the MDF3 uses 1.44MB disks and a 34 pin FDC interface. He said its a different drive altogether. It seems all the MDF2's floating about on eBay are being upgraded to the USB drive, but I'll try and hunt one or MDF3 in working order. Even a SY85 might...
by squishmusic
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hey and Hi
Replies: 28
Views: 1177

Re: Hey and Hi

I actually did just that and asked him if it fits in a MDF2 - he said NO! Which I am surprised at....indeed you wrote 'many of the Yamaha synths (SY85 etc) of that era, it has the DSDD (720k) floppy drive inside' and as the MDF3 wasnt really much of an upgrade from the MDF2 (very little found online...
by squishmusic
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hey and Hi
Replies: 28
Views: 1177

Re: Hey and Hi

Hej again I have been eBay scrolling the last hours... :D So, found this. Claims to have a MDF3 replacement drive. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Replacement-Floppy-Disk-Drive-AKAI-YAMAHA-ALESIS-ENSONIQ-ROLAND-etc/132926741265 :dance: I think I scrolled in a post here that someone had recommended (?) th...
by squishmusic
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Other Yamaha Keyboards/Modules & Equipment
Topic: QY70 & QY700
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: QY70 & QY700

ok to be clearer:
#1 refers to using the QY700 disk drive to get data from disks DIRECT to QY70 via MIDI
#2 refers to if I can just load the QY70 data from FD into the QY700 to playback with the QY700 song mode.

CHEERS! :music-guitarred:
by squishmusic
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Other Yamaha Keyboards/Modules & Equipment
Topic: QY70 & QY700
Replies: 1
Views: 45

QY70 & QY700

This question is for QY70/700 owners. I have some Floppy disks with 'QY70 bulk dump data' I wish to recover. My MDF2 is currently out of action/under repair so I am thinking to buy a QY700 for sale locally (guy says the drive is functioning). If I load up my FD's in the QY700, connected to QY70 MIDI...
by squishmusic
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: MODX8 owners - what do you use the spare space for on the right side of the keyboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: MODX8 owners - what do you use the spare space for on the right side of the keyboard?

Hi Benskia. Dont have a MODX. Just wanted to say Hi and Welcome to the forums here. Many helpful clever peeps.
May I ask were you perchance a member once of Electromancer...?
by squishmusic
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hey and Hi
Replies: 28
Views: 1177

Re: Hey and Hi

That was my immediate solution idea to use pliers; but have none so thin and I can imagine the PCS would get damaged as there isnt much wiggle/twist room and yes those last 2 screws were set very tight - havent even loosened them! I was surprised 4 came out so easy and the most important 2 (pivotal ...
by squishmusic
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hey and Hi
Replies: 28
Views: 1177

Re: Hey and Hi

Oh one thought...I found an old FDD in a PC in the local trash 2 weeks back. Removed that. Perhaps I can replace the drives totally? Is this one exactly https://www.cnet.com/products/samsung-sfd-321b-floppy-disk-drive-floppy-series/ I know nothing of electronics so maybe someone can know if this wou...
by squishmusic
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hey and Hi
Replies: 28
Views: 1177

Re: Hey and Hi

Oh dear..this started off well and ended in a disaster :D :/ Belt arrived. *yay* Took apart MDF2 (dial a trial run to see whats inside last week). Now I proceeded with the replacement. First flipped drive to clean the heads. Check. Started to remove PCB…however for some reason the 6 screws (the Korg...
by squishmusic
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hey and Hi
Replies: 28
Views: 1177

Re: Hey and Hi

Thanks Parametric. Your replies are welcomed, detailed and interesting. Perhaps I should have made clear I am a Mac user not PC. I will not connect the MDF2 direct to Mac. Rather I just want to recover the SysEx bulk dumps from MDF2, load back to the QY70, then dump the SyseX file (or as a SMF?) to ...
by squishmusic
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Yamaha SY22, SY35 & SY55
Topic: No Love for SY-55?
Replies: 9
Views: 6969

Re: No Love for SY-55?

Its over here on VE under TG55. The SY55 was its keyboard brother version.
http://www.vintagesynth.com/yamaha/TG55-Tone-Generator

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