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Korg pa800 mic input makes funny noise

I've been using the built in voice processor on my PA 800, until a few weeks ago it was great. recently, i've been hearing a kind of scratching, hissing sound with my voice. I have the mic routed to outputs 3 & 4. sometimes when i first turn the keyboard on, the mic sounds ok dry, but as soon as i activate effects or the harmonizer, i get that scratchy effect. any thoughts?

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    Please be so kind if you can help me in this problem!
    Unfortunately, after playing a while on my KORG PA-800 keyboard, all the factorysound becoming distorsioned on thespeaker headphone line out ( left & right ) just on
    OUX 1 and OUX 2 ( when I send the sounds via auxiliaryoutputs ) .

    Also I formatted internal SSD memory ( using PA 800 formatprogram ), and I reloaded again the OS 2.01 and RESOURCES (entirely package ) …….and don’tloaded any other sets of styles or samplers after updating OS andRESOURCES ! …. And the same problem.

    Also after press SOUND button, to listen a single sound …..all the sounds are heard with noise and distorssion .

    Did you have a familiar problem ? you could solved in anyway….. please need a little help regardthis.

    Thanks a lot for your kind assistance!

    Very best regards,



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First turn the unit off then rotate the input level volume control. If it feels loose pull up lightly on it as you do this. Also rotate all your controls that you don't normally use a lot. Chances are the pots are dirty. If that doesn't help you might want to check all the connectors inside the unit if you feel confident enough to go poking around. Other wise I suggest that you find a shop that will fix the problem. If you do go poking around make sure the units unplugged and that you have grounded yourself against static discharges. 

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