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Good job of troubleshooting... I assumed you have tried other triggers into the kick drum input and found it is dead. This leaves the problem in the "brain". Look in your manual for anything to do with sensitivity of the kick drum input. It is likely all the inouts are sampled and digitized by the same A-D convertor via a multiplexor switch. I was unable to find the schematic of your unit so I downloaded one for a Roland TD8. Often the different companies rob designs from eachother so one can glean methods from a different brand. As expected the inouts are conditioned and then go to a MUXX chip that samples the input. The signals are conditioned before going to the MUX by a limiter and before that there is an RF bypass cap on the input. IF you might have had a static discharge, that capcitor(s) may have shorted rendering those inouts dead. This is what I want you to try:with a suitable cable I would like you to pulse the kick input by momentarily connecting a 9 volt batery to it... try both polarities. If NEITHER polarity fires the kick, then I want you to take an ohmmeter and measure the resistance of the input. The Roland schematic has coupling capcitors and if your brand has similar circuits you should see infinite resistance... if you find it very low, say 100 ohms, probablly the RF bypass cap at the input is shorted. These will be surface mounted caps and you need to be a bit adept at electronic repair to replace them. Essentially I believe you will find a failure in teh interface ckt where those inputs come in.

ION Audio IED11... | Answered on Jun 27, 2015


Did you get it fixed?

I have exactly the same problem!

Music | Answered on Oct 26, 2020


hi becky
from looking up the model some of the prices were only 30.00 to 40.00 dollars needing repairs other units/ models went higher in price depending on model and if they where in good repair.
so the decision for u would be is this the organ that you want to restore or do you want to look for other units?

Music | Answered on Oct 23, 2020


So I got a used one of these for free because it had the same issue.
I read about battery failure, so I opened up the piano and sure enough the battery had corroded. I also read that the battery is only necessary for the memory feature, which I don’t care too much about. I pulled out the board (super easy to do, no screws or anything, it just pops out) and took it a local electronics/tv repair guy. In about a half hour he took off the battery, fixed a bad trace on the board with a quick solder, and handed it back. $40.
Plugged it back in, bam works like a charm.
As long as there wasn’t too much damage from corrosion, a repair guy should easily be able to do what I described.
I hope this solves your (and anyone else’s) problem!

Music | Answered on Oct 06, 2020


Take it to a music shop. They should be able give you help in finding a good place.

Music | Answered on Aug 01, 2020


https://www.alphapianostudio.com/

"Great teacher (Sandy) with lots of patient. Friendly and nice and also passionate till I have little time to rest my poor little hand. Learned for about a year plus and now can play more fluently and confidently. Price is acceptable and duration is just nice."

Music | Answered on Jun 20, 2020


update it or flash with new latest files

Music | Answered on Jun 12, 2020


I finally figured it out! 2020!! Turn off the keyboard. Hold the enter button, and press power. Press YES to reset! That will completely reset it as if it were new!

Music | Answered on Jun 06, 2020


Let us use a bit of logic to resolve this... I have an Axiom but it would be a lot of screws to take out to get to the part... so let us think about this. The resistor value starts with a "1" and we know it is 5% tolerance (gold). we know the resistor burnt up with likely 5 volts on it... Value could be 1000 ohms, however the voltages present (12 volts max) would NOT have burned up a resistor of 1000 ohms. The USB area is mostly 5 volts and across 100 ohms is only a quarter watt... not enough to really burn up a resistor... First thing is to MEASURE that the resistor s open... in spite of being burned, it MAY still be OK... these resistors now usually either open or remain close to their value. The resistor ALSO may be a fusible resistor intended to act as a fuse... Is the resistor open or not? is it near a resistance with a "1" as the first digit? If it is not open I suspect it is not all of the problem. In that case, look for a burned circuit trace on the board. If it is open, then MEASURE the voltage across the resistor with the power applied. If you find 5 volts, then it MIGHT be a 10 ohm used to limit the USB current to 500ma. Get back to me with your findings... I have unraveled many of these things...

Music | Answered on May 04, 2020


Yamaha pianos go through a self test on start up. This could indicate a problem on the main motherboard.

Try a hard reset.

Hold down top C key while turning on.

Wait for it to start up, if it still freezes its time to take it to the repair shop.

Music | Answered on Mar 14, 2020

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