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.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Repairing a CR-78

This is a post that's been in my backlog for a while, because I knew it would take some time to write it...

Back in February this year (2013) I got a request from someone if I could repair a CR-78 with severe battery leakage. A repair-shop that was asked about it wouldn't do it because it would take too long and not be worth the time/money.
Well... I'm cheap, but I leave no guarantees that I'll fix it 100% or that I'll do it quickly, but I'll do my best. That was good enough for this guy, so he let me have a go at it.
The actual "practical" symptoms weren't actually that bad though:  Not possible to save rhythms
However, considering the massive leak, it was clear that this machine needed more than just a quick repair.
No way should anybody give up on a such a fine machine unless it's totally hopeless.
Challenge accepted!