Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Korg Trident Mk II - My first service job

Time to get started

So, like I said in my previous post, my blog here and posts elsewhere got a few people asking if I could fix stuff for them. Long story short: I registered a business and now accept service jobs reparing synthesizers and various electronic stuff. I'm not gonna bore you with repeating all that again though. This post will be about the first job: a Korg Trident Mk II.

I don't have any photos of it closed, so enjoy the guts :)
This is a long post (Seriously long! I MEAN IT!), probably partly because the repair was a bit complicated and partly because it's my first "real" post in a long time :) I'm sure I'll make them shorter and less boring soon after this one.
If you're still interested, read on...

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Excuse for not posting for over 2 years

Started Sole Proprietorship

Well, it's been a while.

If you think it's because I've been lazy, you're quite right, but not completely.
I actually registered as a sole proprietor and now have a VAT registered "business". Yay...
My blog posts and some activity on a Swedish music forum attracted some attention from people who had some stuff they needed fixed, and they asked me if I could take a look at it.
So I decided that I might as well register a business and make it right with taxes and stuff.
It's nothing big, just to keep things legal and keep my paranoid mind at ease.

I registered back in October 2014 and since then my own repairs and projects haven't been as prioritized as much as the repairs I'm doing for my clients.
I realize Oct 2014 is pretty much when I stopped posting, so .. I guess that's my excuse ;)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

ETI 4600

What have I done?
I have dragged a wounded monster back to my cave...

Behold the ETI 4600!

Roland MKS-50

I so REALLY DIDN'T NEED this, but it was so cheap, it would be criminal not to buy it!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Juno-60 battery replaced but draining too fast

Juno-60 battery replaced but draining too fast

Replaced NiCd battery with lithium cell

TL;DR? Scroll down to the "Fix" header at the bottom to see how I solved it.

So this is one of those things I regret not documenting. I actually did this back in 2011 but I was too lazy to document it and of course too lazy to write any post about it.
It's not really a complicated process so I'll just describe it with words.
You see the old battery in a previous post about the Juno-60 here from May 2011, though I didn't put a new battery in at that time.

In October 2011, I just took a small stripboard, placed a CR2450 holder on it and attached it to the inside of the Juno case using a screw. I decided to use CR2450 instead of the usual CR2032 due to the increased capacity. I used two wires to connect it to where the battery pins should be soldered.
This worked well and I was able to save sounds again. Yay!

Battery draining too fast

...or maybe it didn't work that well.