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New Oasys "owner" would like some advice

 
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Deuils



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:29 am    Post subject: New Oasys "owner" would like some advice Reply with quote

Hi all,

Newly registered here and sorry to come flying in with a biggie, but ...

Have recently sort of, kind of "inherited" an Oasys (it's complicated!). It had been working well over the past couple of years (I know because I was the one using it) but has been unused for about the past 11 - 12 months and kept in dust-free storage.

I brought it home yesterday and in a boringly typical fashion, no sooner had I powered it up, the touch screen is unresponsive. There had only been mild problems in the past years with one of the axes being out of alignment and this had been fixed with a recalibration.

But now, it appears completely unfixable. I have run the Enter, Exit, 2, Function diagnostics and cannot get past the screen calibration as it fails.
LCD itself is fine and I have browsed all of the threads here about this issue, so I gather that the problem is with the digitiser element.

So, I saw this link in another thread
http://au.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Fujitsu/N010-0554-T347/?qs=%2fha2pyFaduhuR5mb2ho02SePoCioadmsxkop9OcpROtQUSVFgplWIQ==
and see that they're still available.

What I'd really like to know is how hard it is to replace only the touchscreen element and whether anyone is prepared to talk me through it.

Any help would be appreciated. I am so fond of this keyboard, it is the closest I've had to "one synth does all" and I have enjoyed programming and playing it in the past. Now that it's more-or-less mine, I dread the thought of having it slip through my fingers because of such an infuriating issue.

Thanks everyone,
Cheers,
Matt
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:40 pm    Post subject: Re: New Oasys "owner" would like some advice Reply with quote

Deuils wrote:
I saw this link in another thread
http://au.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Fujitsu/N010-0554-T347/?qs=%2fha2pyFaduhuR5mb2ho02SePoCioadmsxkop9OcpROtQUSVFgplWIQ==
and see that they're still available.


Sorry to hear about your issue. I haven't had to replace an OASYS screen, yet. Am curious to know how that part works for you.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Matt,

Similarly, I don't have any experience in this but I am also interested in the result, if you could keep us updated. Thank you.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From my own experience:

So you even cannot calibrate the display with [Enter] + [3] (in GLOBAL mode), but it is still working, but just doesn't respond if you touch it:

If your OASYS was stored in a humid climate with more than 80% humidity (for example in a basement) for several weeks, this could be the very likely reason for the nonresponsive but otherwise still working touch display.

The OASYS touch display doesn't like lasting humid environments.

Keep the OASYS in a dry climate with a humidity between 50 - 60% for 1 - 2 weeks and the display will recover and respond again if you touch it.

Use a dehumidifier if you are living in a humid climate:

https://www.walmart.com/c/kp/basement-dehumidifiers

Good luck!
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Deuils



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that. It was in a corner of a studio control room for nigh on a year. It's always felt stuffy when I've gone in there, but not what I'd call humid. However, the other teacher who uses the studio more than me, will put the heater on if he's too cold. So maybe that has been taking its toll?
I've heard some people talking about aiming a hairdryer at the screen and giving it a blast which to me sounds like a terrible thing to do, but then I know bugger all about electronics.
The Oasys has been in my (chilly) music room for a couple of weeks now (we're just coming out of winter). I too hate humidity or any temperature above 21 C . I'll try firing it up later and see what happens.

Is there another touch screen that's compatible with the Fujitsu, or is that it? I've tried ordering one from Mouser and Elecok, but they're out of stock and neither can tell me for sure when they're likely to have more. Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deuils wrote:
Thanks for that. It was in a corner of a studio control room for nigh on a year. It's always felt stuffy when I've gone in there, but not what I'd call humid. However, the other teacher who uses the studio more than me, will put the heater on if he's too cold. So maybe that has been taking its toll?
I've heard some people talking about aiming a hairdryer at the screen and giving it a blast which to me sounds like a terrible thing to do, but then I know bugger all about electronics.
The Oasys has been in my (chilly) music room for a couple of weeks now (we're just coming out of winter). I too hate humidity or any temperature above 21 C . I'll try firing it up later and see what happens.

Is there another touch screen that's compatible with the Fujitsu, or is that it? I've tried ordering one from Mouser and Elecok, but they're out of stock and neither can tell me for sure when they're likely to have more. Sad


Buy a hygrometer to measure the relative air humidity. If it's much more than 60% (like 70 to 90%) you should buy a dehumidifier https://www.walmart.com/c/kp/basement-dehumidifiers - which are cheap - in order to keep the relative air humidity of your studio ideal, which is 50-60%. This is generally recommended concerning the "health" of all electronic equipment in a studio.
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