Kawai K5000R hxc problems?

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RobJB06
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Kawai K5000R hxc problems?

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Hi all,
I just installed a HXC floppy emulator drive into my Kawai K5000R, but cant figure out how to put files onto the sd card to use in the machine?
Im using the HxCFloppyEmulator v2.2.2.1 software, using the "Disk Browser" option in the menu, i select "3.5 1.44MB DSHD FAT 12" option and then click create disk, i then drag the files from the desktop into the window and click save/export to the SD card...
On the HXC drive i put the SD card in i browse for the .hfe image and load it with the middle button, then on the Kawai i click load from the menu but i can not see any patches or banks for single/multi?
Im not sure what im doing wrong? The Kawai reads high density DOS-formated floppy disks and the file formats are .KA1 files for single patches and .KAA files for multis/ banks.
Does anyone have a K5000 that they installed the HXC into and can help me out.
Cheers, Rob

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Does the machine try to read the disk ?

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Hi Jeff,
Yes the machine tries to access the disk but it can not see the .ka1 file when in disk load menu
Just to check im doing this correctly?
I load HXCFloppyEmulator on my Mac
I click on the Disk Browser tab in software menu
I choose 3.5 1.44 DSHD FAT12 from top drop down and then press create disk
At bottom in software it now says: Disk size: 1.39 | File size: 0 B | Left space 1.39 MB |
I then drag a .KA1 file from finder window on Mac into the software window, lets say AlienBlz.KA1 file for example
(.KA1 file is a single program file for K5000)
I choose Save/Export, save as: alien onto sd card as HFE file
I can see in finder the file is now on the sd card: alien.hfe (size is 4.2 MB)
Now I put the sd card into floppy emulator in K5000 and chose and select alien.hfe file
On the K5000 I choose disk, then load, then single but no alien.ka1 patch shows up, just empty...
I bought the HXC for the K5000 because it was on the compatibility list, please help!

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send me your hfe image with the .ka1 file to hxc2001 at hxc2001.com

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Hi Jeff,
I only have an original K5000 Supplement floppy Disk.
All the K5000 .KA1 and .KAA files i have (K5000 single programs / banks) i got off the web, see here (lots of banks and programs in the sounds folder):
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1rOKP ... ZOenc/view
The K5000 apparently reads high density DOS formatted disks, so i figured the files from the link above should just work if copied directly to a floppy disk or extracted / converted to .hfe file for the hxc sd drive
I also found some K5000 disk images here:
https://www.gearslutz.com/board/showpos ... stcount=38
I cant test floppy disks on the K5000 now because it has the HXC drive installed, so im kind of stuck.
I do have access to an old Win XP machine with a floppy disk drive, so i could install HXCFloppyEmulator on it and extract the original K5000 suppliment disk image and send it you, hopefully the disk images in the above links will be enough? Please let me know, thanks
Cheers, Rob

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RobJB06 wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:35 pm
I also found some K5000 disk images here:
https://www.gearslutz.com/board/showpos ... stcount=38
Have you tried to convert them and tried them with the floppy emulator ?

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Those floppy images are OS updates, my K5000R is up to date with version 4.0.4 and do not want to mess with it.
Can you see anything different in the images to a regular DOS disk??
Because when i create a raw HD 3.5 and copy the .KA1 files and export to .hf its not recognised by the K5000
Im confused because the K5000 is on the compatability list... says K5000 OK...
Please help!!

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RobJB06 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:29 am
Those floppy images are OS updates, my K5000R is up to date with version 4.0.4 and do not want to mess with it.
Can you see anything different in the images to a regular DOS disk??
Because when i create a raw HD 3.5 and copy the .KA1 files and export to .hf its not recognised by the K5000
Im confused because the K5000 is on the compatability list... says K5000 OK...
Please help!!
You didn't send me any hfe as asked you previously.

Please format the HFE from the K5000 and send me the formatted hfe by email to hxc2001 @ hxc2001.com

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Hi Jeff,
Just to make sure that im doing this properly, could you tell me the proceedure to extract the image from floppy from K5000 disk using HXCFloppyEmulator software with win xp pc with built in disk drive- there are lots of different options in the software.....
Load/Load Raw/ Batch converter/ Disk Brower etc etc... which way is best?
Cheers, Rob
BTW- i tried the disk image you sent- it doesnt work, the K5000 doesnt see the file on the sd card

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RobJB06 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:57 am
BTW- i tried the disk image you sent- it doesnt work, the K5000 doesnt see the file on the sd card
Yes and this is normal : The K5000 can't see "the file on the sd card". It can only see what is in the HFE file. Have you selected the HFE file on the emulator ? Does the K5000 try to read the emulator ? (Do you see "RA" on the second line when you list/read something from the floppy disk with the K5000 ?)

BTW i still don't have received the formatted HFE from your K5000R ?

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Jeff, yes i selected the ALIENBLZ.hfe file on the SD card in the HXC drive (press middle red button)- it is "selected"
When i go to disk / load / single on the K5000R it shows no files....
I will check for "RA" text on the second line later when im back in front of the machine- but i dont think so..
I just sent you an email with the K5000 disk image
Thanks for the help, hopefully it will work soon

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Jeff,
The HXC LCD does not read RA when i try to load/read on the K5000- so looks like its not recognising the HXC drive?
I dont have the original floppy drive installed in the K5000, the HXC drive is installed in the machine, is it not possible to get the information about the K5000 disk format using the images from the Kawai website:
https://kawaius.com/technical-support-d ... Az1i56rlV0
There are disk images if you scroll down to K5000 series and also K5000R
Let me know, thanks

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RobJB06 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:29 pm
Jeff,
The HXC LCD does not read RA when i try to load/read on the K5000- so looks like its not recognising the HXC drive?
I dont have the original floppy drive installed in the K5000, the HXC drive is installed in the machine, is it not possible to get the information about the K5000 disk format using the images from the Kawai website:
https://kawaius.com/technical-support-d ... Az1i56rlV0
There are disk images if you scroll down to K5000 series and also K5000R
Let me know, thanks
Probably a switch setting issue then. Set ID0-A,ID1-A,ID2-A and ID3-A to ON.

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OK i will try the jumper settings and update, thanks

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