Kawai Q80

HxC Floppy emulator support for all others Keyboards/Samplers...
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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by Jeff » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:23 pm

Are you using the original floppy ribbon ?

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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by javierdonu » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:55 am

Ive try with the original before put the HxC into the Q80 and same result. But for mounting the HxC into Q80 i needed a floppy ribbon largest cause is not the same like the floppy drive.
The question is: Must I put in On another switch from HxC as the number 1?
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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by Jeff » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:22 am

javierdonu wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:55 am
Ive try with the original before put the HxC into the Q80 and same result. But for mounting the HxC into Q80 i needed a floppy ribbon largest cause is not the same like the floppy drive.
The question is: Must I put in On another switch from HxC as the number 1?
Thanks

Javier
Try ID0-A (1) + ID3-A (4)

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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by javierdonu » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:01 pm

I`ll try
thanks

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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by javierdonu » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:58 pm

Bad news. I change numbers 1 and 4. And again I can format but when im going to save my own song ..."disk unavailable ". Externe is that after format, there are again the DR-550II and the others files I said before. :-(
I really don't understand :-(
Any Q80 Owner who read this may can help me .
Thanks Jeff

Javier

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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by Jeff » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:16 pm

Is the original floppy drive working properly ?

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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by javierdonu » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:20 pm

I bought HxC because the floppy drive crashes.

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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by Jeff » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:37 pm

javierdonu wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:20 pm
I bought HxC because the floppy drive crashes.
What was the problem exactly ?

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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by javierdonu » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:57 am

Floppy drive does not recognized any floppy disk. NO format. NO read...

so I decide change for your product... Now, Format, delete, save and load function , works but... with the problems I said you.

Im lost! hahaha

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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by Jeff » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:44 pm

javierdonu wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:57 am
Floppy drive does not recognized any floppy disk. NO format. NO read...

so I decide change for your product... Now, Format, delete, save and load function , works but... with the problems I said you.

Im lost! hahaha

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Maybe that the floppy drive problem wasn't directly related to the drive itself.
With these 20/30 years old machines, capacitors are becoming more and more prone to failure and the power supplies issues are more and more present with some "funny"/hard to diagnose behaviours. There are already some examples on this forum. That's why i am asking about the old drive.

Have you another machine to test the HxC drive ? (PC or anything else ?)

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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by javierdonu » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:31 pm

No :-(

Q80 was the only machine with floppy (now HxC).

It was another reason to change it.

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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by javierdonu » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:13 pm

Good News!!!

I've changed pin direction in the floppy ribbon and it works!!!

I can format, save my own file, load and delete it :-)
Thanks for your patience.
Another question is... Can I read and export to my computer these files (what are into the DSKA000x.HFE)?

Thanks again !!!

Javier

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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by Jeff » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:23 pm

javierdonu wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:13 pm
Good News!!!

I've changed pin direction in the floppy ribbon and it works!!!

I can format, save my own file, load and delete it :-)
Thanks for your patience.
Another question is... Can I read and export to my computer these files (what are into the DSKA000x.HFE)?

Thanks again !!!

Javier
What ? You mean the floppy ribbon direction ? This floppy ribbon is twisted ?

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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by javierdonu » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:23 pm

Yes. The floppy ribbon was one conector to motherboard and two connectors to Floppy emulator. In the begginingI used the the final connector who was a little twisted . But i changed and I used the middle conector ... and it works. So, was the twisted cable.

And...Please. Can I read the content in a .HFE file? I would like to save Midi files from Q80 directly in my computer, reading the SD card

Thanks again.
Javier

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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by Jeff » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:04 pm

javierdonu wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:23 pm
Yes. The floppy ribbon was one conector to motherboard and two connectors to Floppy emulator. In the begginingI used the the final connector who was a little twisted . But i changed and I used the middle conector ... and it works. So, was the twisted cable.
ok got it. Yes this explain the issue.
javierdonu wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:23 pm

And...Please. Can I read the content in a .HFE file? I would like to save Midi files from Q80 directly in my computer, reading the SD card

Thanks again.
Javier
Is this machine supporting DOS/FAT12 floppies ?

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