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Cant erase song

Song  wont  erase   the  display  shows  3.0

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Re: cant erase song

Is the song you are trying to erase the only song on the partition? If so, create a new song then try to erase. 

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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.

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The pal and auto makes a display show color while the NTSC allow a display show in black and white but sometimes NTSC also shows color. It is possible that the display format on the movie is NTSC.

To fix this problem, play the movie that shows black and white. When the movie shows in black and white, press PAL/NTSC or P/N on the remote control and it should display in color.

Or Go to the player menu, check video or display setting, change it to Auto.

Problem should be fixed because that's where it lies....

But if it doesn't solve the problem, please let me know so that I may direct you further on what next to do.

I hope you understand the above.

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I have music saved on the hard drive of my tascam 2488, and i started to use the second partition of the hard drive to do more songs since the first is now full. My problem is that every time i try to...

sounds like a software problem, dont know if there is an update possible, but you can try this:

take out the drive, connect it to a pc, copy all data from both partitions to your pc, format tascam driver to one partition and copy all music from pc back to drive ;)

this will definetily help, thou you dont have the problem reading two partitions.

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