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Roland W-30 Hardware problems
« on: May 01, 2012, 06:48:40 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Even though this is Miros SMFW30 site, I thought maybe it'd be good to gave a topic about problems people may or may not have with there W30. Like crashing, booting issues, broken screen etc...

If so let me get the ball rolling  :D


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Re: Roland W-30 Hardware problems
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 06:50:25 PM »
I’ve had my w30 for around 10 years, and about 3 years ago, for no reason what so ever one morning 10 or 12 of the keys stopped working. Very rarely one or two might start working for 2 minutes but generally not. About 20 minutes ago I replaced the keyboard from an old W-30 which has never worked nor had the keyboard been tested, put it all together and exactly the same thing happened. To be honest I don’t know if it’s the same keys that aren’t working.

I’m at a bit of a loss, I can’t see the chances of me owning 2 keyboards that around 12 of the keys are defective. I’ve tried using a different OS version, making sure the connectors are pushed in properly but nothing works.

I haven’t tried taking the actual keyboard apart and having a fiddle encase I can’t put it back together.

Has anyone else had this problem? PS someone mentioned about a chip on the main board that could be the issue  :o


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Re: Roland W-30 Hardware problems
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2012, 01:21:27 AM »
Hi Nick,

actually I have similar problem with keys only that in my case it is just 3 of them. Actually I have recently cleaned whole thing and used a tip of another Roland user found on the web. Just take off rubber from under the keys and then use pencil eraser to clean the contacts  ::). One way or another it really helps but one of the keys is still not working reliably. One of the rubbers is broken so I am accounting it to that.

cheers

Miro

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Re: Roland W-30 Hardware problems
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2014, 03:14:51 PM »
Hi Miro

Sorry for mega long delay, I lost my password many moons ago but managed to find it again.

Got this fixed in the end, had to replace the whole mainboard (I presume it was the sensors which turn voltage into digital information.

Cheers and good to see the forum up and well :)

Nick