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Initialization Hi i've got a problem with my vs not starting up from the initialize screen,it say's that my IDE,HD,CD is ok but it wont start or boot up or load from there,it useto fine!is there a combination of buttons that i can press on start up or something else i could do to fix this problem?please help me as i have searched every where and looked in all my manuals i can't seem to fix the problem.Thanks hear from you soon i hope!Gabriel.

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Re: initialization

Are you able to access the utility menu by pressing shift & F4? If you can then: 1. Press UTILITY. 2. Press PAGE until ?PrmIni? appears above F1. 3. Press F1 (PrmIni). 4. Turn the Time/Value dial to select: ? MIXER & UTILITY ?to initialize both the mixer and UTILITY parameters. ? MIXER ?to initialize only the mixer parameters. ? UTILITY ?to initialize only the UTILITY parameters. 5. Press F5 (OK)?a confirmation screen appears. 6. If you?re sure you want to proceed, press ENTER/YES. To cancel the operation, press EXIT/NO. This should restore the factory default settings.

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My recording studio is stuck on the project load screen

Your VS-2000 is showing symptoms of fragmentation--resulting in the unit freezing or failing to completely load. The only possible solution is formatting the hard drive. Formatting erases all data on the drive.

Note: If you have any files that you need to keep, you may contact our Roland Customer Support department (323-890-3740) to arrange a "Data Recovery" service. Our service technicians can attempt to recover any data that is in your hard drive. Customer Support is available M-F 8:30am-5:00pm Pacific time.

CAUTION!!! Formatting the hard drive erases ALL recordings and data on the drive. This includes any installed plug-ins as well. Be sure to back up all of your project data (recordings) and plug-ins to CD/DVD(s) before formatting the drive.

Unlocking the System:
1. With the VS-2000 powered off, press and hold the TRACK/STATUS button for track 4 and the FX 2 button.

2. With both buttons pressed, turn on the VS-2000's power. Continue holding the two buttons until the display has loaded completely. This can take several minutes.

3. Once the system has loaded completely, release the buttons.

Formatting the Hard Drive:
Note: The format steps below pertain to using the VS-2400's on-board LCD screen. If you're using an external VGA (video monitor), press and hold HOME and press F6 to switch to the on-board LCD.


2. Use the CURSOR buttons to Select "IDE:0".

3. Press PAGE until "FmtDrv" is displayed above F2.

4. Press F2.

5. CURSOR to "Physical Format".

6. Turn the TIME/VALUE dial until "ON" is selected.

7. CURSOR to "Surface Scan".

8. Turn the TIME/VALUE dial until "On" is selected.

9. Press F5 (OK).

10. Press ENTER/YES twice.

Oct 13, 2011 | Roland Vs-2000CD Digital Studio...

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Hi folks :-) I'm affraid that we have started up wrong, but I hope we can fix it ! Problem: A band, we've made a que-track (everybody's playing and singing at the same time) now we've...

Real musicians do change tempo throughout a song, so its not necessarily a bad thing. As long as you like the sound it doesn't matter if you don't stick rigidly to a fixed tempo. Unfortunately you won't be able to fix the tempo after the initial recording so you'll have to live with it or re-record. If you need a click track to record along to, try recording yourself hitting drum stick together along to the already recorded track. As a human you can track small tempo changes much easier than a computer. If you need to create a count in, just copy and paste a section of this click track to the start of the track. I hope this makes sense!

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SA-HT730 need help with the above problem it just shows INIT and nothing else happens

Are you trying to reset the password for Ratings or re-initialize the unit to all factory defaults?

Page 27 shows one instance of INIT.

Re-initialize Setting

This returns all values in the Setup menus to the default settings.

≥Yes: The password screen is shown if "Ratings" (??? page 26) is set. Please enter the same password. After "INIT" on the display disappears, turn the unit off and on again.

Page 36 shows how to reset everything.

You have forgotten your ratings password. Reset all the settings to Factory Preset.

While stopped and "DVD/CD" is the source, press and hold ['Square Icon' button for STOP] on the main unit and [S10] on the remote control until "Initialized" disappears from the television. Turn the unit off and on again. All settings will return to the default values.

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I just purchased a new surround sound systemm and everything says I need a disc to get started but there wasn't any disc in the box ?

there is no need fo any disc. u can make the setups manually. make all the connections try the following.

Press [DVD] to select "DVD/CD".
Press [START] to show the START menu.
Press [up, down button ] to select "Setup" and press [OK].
Press [,up, down button ] to select menu and press [OK]
Press [up, down button ] to make the settings and press [OK]
Press [up, down button] to select the item and press [OK]

To return to the previous screen, press [RETURN].
To exit the screen, press [START]
The settings remain intact even if you switch the unit to standby.

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When I turn on my roland vs 2480 it never makes it past the load project start up screen. What can I do? please help

moz-screenshot.pngHave you tried to do a factory reset?

Hold SHIFT and press F4 (Utility). Press PAGE to get to page 3. Press F6 (PrmIni). Press F5. Press ENTER/YES

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Load Screen Freeze w/ Roland VS-2400

The hard drive needs to be replaced. You can contact their customer service as to how to do this. It is relatively pain free and inexpensive as well.


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Screen colour is distorted

hi there

you may want to check the cable that connects your tv and player as this may be faulty already and start to recieve interference. try to clean the lens as well as this also give effect to the screen.

hope this helps.

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Lifestyle 12 receiver vs lifestyle 12 II

yes will work just fine, a slight difference in the output gain from the control baord, but in almost all other cases you wont know the difference. just make sure especially if you intend to use the old cd unit with the new bassbox that if you connect the digital source to to (say dvd player) that you initially use bose remote to turn on bass baox and set volume.

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Perform a system update as per the link below: Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!

Aug 19, 2007 | Roland Vs-2000CD Digital Studio...

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Roland vs 2000cd studio workstation/harddisk recorder.

I have figured out a way to get around this problem without losing your data or sending it to Roland. I have three roland 2480s and have 4 hard drives. Buy another spare drive and when you load up to a different IDE drive shut it down, then put the old drive back into the unit and it will boot from the last known ide. Make sure it is not the same IDE # that was giving you the problem. You will get at your files but you better start to backup and defrag. I will not delete files on my roland unless I am willing to defrag. Buy an extra drive from a third party. You can see a company that sells this stuff on ebay and they are very good. "VS something store."

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