20 Most Recent Roland Vs-2000CD Digital Studio Workstation System Questions & Answers

I think your best option is to try downloading and installing the latest system update from the Roland Site link below.


Roland Vs-2000CD... | Answered on Mar 27, 2014

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.

Formatting the Hard Drive:
Note: The format steps below pertain to using the VS-2400's on-board LCD screen. If you're using an external VGA (video monitor), press and hold HOME and press F6 to switch to the on-board LCD.


2. Use the CURSOR buttons to Select "IDE:0".

3. Press PAGE until "FmtDrv" is displayed above F2.

4. Press F2.

5. CURSOR to "Physical Format".

6. Turn the TIME/VALUE dial until "ON" is selected.

7. CURSOR to "Surface Scan".

8. Turn the TIME/VALUE dial until "On" is selected.

9. Press F5 (OK).

10. Press ENTER/YES twice.

Roland Vs-2000CD... | Answered on Jul 25, 2012

the unit is going south time to buy a new 1 [it has a bad display panel]

Roland Vs-2000CD... | Answered on Jun 28, 2012

this sounds like a scan motor error. clean encoding strip and test. If still wavy remove scan sensor the one that reads the encoder strip, clean with alcohol, replace and test. if still bad replace encoder strip and the eye that reads it.

Roland Vs-2000CD... | Answered on Jun 26, 2011

Hi ,
I hope I can help you with your issue ,
the zip drive is either dirty or bad.
The zip drive has a drive spindle that could be not spinning correctly or the reading heads are bad.
Try a can of air to blow the dust out first.
or remove the drive and try cleaning the heads (not an easy job) .
here are the instructions for replacing the drive

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Roland Vs-2000CD... | Answered on Mar 14, 2011

you do not need 8 out-puts..but a mixer ..and record all tracks in the same time ....in the mixer you will have separate settings and volume ...but the signal will be recorded all at once ..If you have multi track in this one ..use the mixer for the ones you do not make many changes ..in one track ..mixed ...and the ones that need more attention ..in the other inputs..but ..I know that this one already supports 8 separate tracks ...and yo can just use it like a mixer..and to record use only one out-put to the recorder..or computer ..

Roland Vs-2000CD... | Answered on Jan 24, 2011

Call Roland's tech support, they will help you with anything you need. They're among the best in customer support 800-868-3737

Roland Vs-2000CD... | Answered on Jan 02, 2011

Did you try to scan your disc for bad sectors? Look in the manual and it will show you how to do a surface scan.

Roland Vs-2000CD... | Answered on Dec 13, 2010

Looks as if you need to install the OS for the system. It seems as if it lost. You should have the OS on CD and if not contact RolandUS and get one. You would put in the OS into your CD burner and power up the unit. I would recommend Roland HD support be on the other end if you are brand new. They will walk you through. The manual is just insane to learn.

Roland Vs-2000CD... | Answered on Dec 05, 2010

shut the unit down properly, then restart this should solve the problem.

Roland Vs-2000CD... | Answered on Nov 13, 2010

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