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KURZWEIL K2000 Synthesizer/Keyboard My floppy drive gives the message "Problem Mounting Disk" when I try to read a floppy. The floppy is the Kurzweil K2000 Factory Programs and Demos, so it is not a problem with formatting. When I try to format a floppy I get the same problem. I thought it might be the floppy drive so I installed a new one but still have the same problem. When I pulled out the old floppy drive I noted that there was a silver coin floating around in it. Maybe that was the start of the problem. Maybe not. After the new floppy was installed the sounds on the K2000 sounded a little tinny. I did a diagnostic on the PRAM. All OK. I did a HARD RESET. I switched the K2000 off and took out the batteries. Left it like this for 24 hours. Put batteries back in and switch it back on. The floppy still could not mount a disk. I noticed that the floppy light never came on. Maybe I should just get rid off the floppy and buy a SCSI card reader or similar.

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  • crombie_lest Mar 14, 2011

    What is the title "Problem with Barcode Scanners?". Can this be changed?

  • crombie_lest Mar 14, 2011

    You would have received my comment re: your solution. I have tried that as I read about it in a post in KurzLIst@yahoogroups.com. Unfortunately it did not work.



    My Operating System for the K2000 is version 3.18J, if that is of any help.



    On the list of experts I couldn't find one for electronic musical instruments. Did I miss it? If not, should the category be added??



    Thanks .... Lester

  • crombie_lest Mar 17, 2011

    I had already tried what the first expert suggested since the info was on an on-line forum.

    I have tried to find a Kurezweil K2000 service manual but to no avail.

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Well under such situations in computers we first believe that the floppy data cable has gone bad. secondly you can try to change a new floppy drive. Floppy drives platters are set by factory very minutely If any of the platter of a floppy drive just goes wrong even by an mm then you will get unable to load floppy or cycle redundancy error. I would suggest you to change the slot of the floppy first because as per factory it has 4 slots and yours might be connected to one of it try another one. If that does not works then you can try another floppy drive. I think this site will be useful to you.
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Friend,

Floppy drives and discs are prehistoric in the computer/digital and modern world. If you have a choice then switch over to the pen drives and the likes. They are faster and can hold much more data than a floppy disc. And dont go bad so soon, if handled properly.

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Remove the battery, and clean the compartment of any old corrosion on the contacts. Leave the batteries out for a few hours. Allow all static electricity to drain. While it's off and UNPLUGGED work the power switch a few times to bet all the charge in the capacitors of the power supply. Press some buttons.... let it rest a few hours. Next return the batteries and start the machine. Your problem appears to be corrupted boot up of the Operating and Setup chips after a partial discharge and rapid reboot.

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