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My experience with these is fairly limited. I find they have to be happy in all respects before they will work at all. When we had our digital switchover the signal strength quadrupled and many top boxes just stopped working while others kept freezing or pixelating. It wasn't until suitable attenuators had been fitted they settled down and began to work.

Lots of people who bought hdd recorders found them unsatisfactory and I know one guy who tried four before he found one that worked for him.

My first hdd recorder had a very short life so I upgraded and got an even worse one so I complained to the manufacturer. After several emails it seemed my new purchase had the oldest software version available. Since the software has been updated it has been quite acceptable.

You didn't say whether the trouble was with playback or tv viewing but I speculate there isn't much wrong if the device boots ok. The software will be stored behind a partition on the hdd. I suggest you check your signal strength and then try updating the software before resorting to sending the unit back for service.

Korg D888 8... | Answered on Jun 16, 2016

If you have updated your computer OS it may no longer be compatable. Other than that do a herd reset on the Korg and see if that helps.

Korg D888 8... | Answered on Sep 23, 2015

Not a solution but a question that might get you closer to resolving this. Have you attempted to connect to any other computer with your D-888. Did this work?

Korg D888 8... | Answered on May 01, 2013

It is asking for confirmation that you want to initialize the unit. The manual doesn't say anything about this... but you should try pressing the "Yes" button to confirm you want to initiallize the unit or press no if you want to staart without initializing.

Korg D888 8... | Answered on Aug 16, 2011

Most common cause are failed connectors. Power inout jack failures are common. Beyond that, tracing out the power input for a failure would be in order.

Korg D888 8... | Answered on Aug 15, 2011

The hard drive has probably failed. In spite of it rotating, the head servo and electronics has to work. I would recommend testing the drive in a computer to see if it works. You will likely have to reformat it after if it does work. FIRST look for obvious things in the D888 like cable that is partially off or loose.

Korg D888 8... | Answered on Aug 06, 2011

First thing would be to check the power supply voltages. It may be the disk drive is failing. Drives are inexpensive, might be worth a try with a new drive. Also check that cables to the drive have not been loosend by handling.

Korg D888 8... | Answered on Jun 18, 2011

check to see if your in monitor mode, seems like yout not

Korg D888 8... | Answered on May 31, 2011

To restoring Korg M50 to it's factory settings, first press the [MODE GLOBAL] button to enter Global mode. Then, press the [MENU] button, and choose "Load Preload/ Demo Data". When a dialog box appears, select "All Preload PCG" and then press the [OK] button. Finally, when a dialog box appears on the display, press the [OK] button again to execute the function.
Warning! This operation will cause restore any or all of the Programs, Combinations, Drum Kits, User Arpeggio Patterns, and Global settings to their original factory settings. Do not use this function unless you are certain that you want to do this. Hopefully the article of "Reset Korg M50 88-Key Keyboard Workstation" can help you.

Korg Music | Answered on May 16, 2020

https://www.google.com search of the internet gives the following result:


How to Initialize (reset), and preload on the Korg X5/X5D/DR
  • Article #16230
  • Updated on Apr 27, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Initialization: Hold Page + and Page - while turning it on.
Preload: Global Screen 5A, then select "OK".
ROM Check: Hold Edit and Global/Multi while turning it on.

Korg Music | Answered on Feb 27, 2020


Korg Music | Answered on Jan 30, 2020

It sounds like your ROM battery, which the ROM contains and stores the patches for the keyboard, has gone completely dead and your keyboard is dead in the water. However, if you can get a MIDI to USB converter and get the battery changed, then you can reload the patches back onto the keyboard.

I have worked on a Korg M1 Workstation and have had to replace the battery(CR2032) and then had to run a program called "MIDI-OX" which also gave me access to the patches needed in order to restore the keyboard to factory patch settings.


Take a look at this AFTER you have gotten the battery replaced. I will tell you that replacing most batteries is a very intricate job as, the bottom of the keyboard has to be removed, as well as a lot of the internal boards. I had to draw a diagram and mark certain pieces so I would know where they went and in what order they have to be re-attached. My advice is take it to someone who works on electronics unless you want to DIY (not recommended) to get the battery replaced.

Hope this helps.

Korg Music | Answered on Nov 21, 2019

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