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I have a Roland HP 2e digital piano - Foot pedal problem

I have a Roland HP 2e digital piano. The problem is that the foot pedals don't seem to be working. The manual suggests a pedal cable which wasn't supplied with the piano and whilst I have found a plug in point at the back of the piano, I can't see where this plugs into the pedals. I think I am missing the obvious somewhere and the user manual is not clear. I would be grateful for your advice.
Many thanks
Paul

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The ROLAND pianos USUALLY require that you use a normally closed sustain pedal.

MANY pedals are the opposite and close when pressed. SOMETIMES you can open the pedal and reverse the way the switch works.

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