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Zac James

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Thank you Miro. :)
« on: January 03, 2016, 01:11:47 PM »
Hello all,

I recently breathed new life into one of my 3 W-30's.  They'd all been in storage for more than 10 years, and when I pulled them out of their coffins, none of the floppy drives worked, multiple keys weren't working, buttons had stopped responding and the backlights had all dimmed very poorly.

Not to be discouraged, I took the cleanest looking one, and decided to try and get it into a functional state.

I stripped it to components, and ordered some spares from ebay and some guy in Germany for a new backlight.

I've replaced a floppy drive with one of Lothareks HxC drives, swapped out the backlight for a new bulb, replaced the entire analog board with a brand new spare I was lucky to find, (the analog board is where all the jack plugs connect to, which also includes the sampling input and input gain pot) as well as replacing the panel switch board with a another spare from ebay.  I was also unhappy with the power supply condition, so serviced that with a new IEC connector and fixed what looked like a bad earth connector.  It took me an afternoon to do all the work, but it's now pretty new looking and feeling.  I also installed the KW-30 SCSI chip.

The HxC drive is a marvel of modern technology, and is a must have if your drive has failed.

On another note, I managed to find the entire Roland Sound Library for the S-50 / S-550 from a site, and using SMFW30 was writing some disk images for my S-760.  I'm quite happy with that.  My S-760 has been given another breath of life by getting the OP-760-1 expansion working with a VGA upscaler, plugged into a modern LCD screen.

Here's some pics:


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Re: Thank you Miro. :)
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2016, 01:05:05 PM »
Wow Zac that's quite a work you have done with your collection ;-). I am impressed and happy to hear that SMFW30 played a small role in this story. I hope it will all play well together.