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Korg i4S Floppy Drive Problem

 
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tornado



Joined: 15 Nov 2011
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland UK

PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:02 am    Post subject: Korg i4S Floppy Drive Problem Reply with quote

My floppy drive on my i4S has died

1. I can't source a replacement drive, the keyboard is in excellent condition and I don't want to throw it away...any ideas?

2.Has anyone got a working sysex file of the original Korg i4S settings and could explain how I would dump that to the Korg via MIDI **OR** does anyone know of a program I could use to convert the original Korg files on floppy to a sysex file and explain how I would transfer to the Korg

Have looked at Floppy to USB emulators but don't think they would work, wrong number of pins

ANy help would be appreciated, thanks
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keith-helen
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tornado

Have you been able to sort your floppy drive problem.

Where are you ?, England, Germany

I replaced the floppy in my I30, I tried an ordinary floppy but it didnt work. I contacted a repairer who was able to put in another floppy and it worked. He said some floppies work and some dont.

The person I use is in England, if you want further info please come back to me.


Keith Lawton
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darq82



Joined: 23 Nov 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:04 pm    Post subject: Floppy drive emulator Reply with quote

Hi,

I have some solution for you problems.


FLOPPY DRIVE EMULATOR (This version can emulate up to 100 Floppies in 1 USB Pen drive) CAN REPLACE 3.5" FLOPPY DISK DRIVES, FOR EXAMPLE :

31/2'' DRIVES : ALPS (AL FD 7xx), PANASONIC (JU-25xxx), SONY (MPF-520xx, MPF-920xx), YE DATA : YD-702D...







Compatible keyboards & sequencers

YAMAHA

PSR-340, PSR-450, PSR-540, PSR-550, PSR-630, PSR-730, PSR-640, PSR-740,
PSR-1000, PSR-1100, PSR-2000, PSR-2100, PSR-9000
TYROS 1, MDF-3, CVP-92
DGX-300


ROLAND

E-50, E-60
E-66 , E-68 , E-86 , E-96
E-500, E-600
EXR-E2, EXR-5, EXR-7,
VA-3, VA-5, VA-7, VA-76
G-600, G-800, G-1000
RA-800
EM-25, EM-50, EM-55, EM-2000
XP-50, XP-60, XP-80
SD-35

KORG

iS35, iS40, iS45, iS50
PA-50, PA-60
i5s, i5m, ix300
i4s, X2, X3, X3R
i2, i3, 01/W

TECHNICS

KN901, KN920, KN930
KN3000, KN6000

SOLTON

MS-50, MS-60, MS-80, MS-100

CASIO

CTK-731, CTK-811, MZ-2000

CHARLIE LAB

MEGABEAT RACK

Also, this verison is Standard IBM-AT Interface and Standard Shugart Interface jumper selectable.

YOUR COMPLETELY SAFELY DATA...

Use USB PEN DIRVE. The risks of drive failure are almost non-existent, because the DRIVE has no mechanical parts moving. A preventive detection system is incorporated to deal with an eventual failure.

EASY INSTALLATION

The USB FLOPPY DRIVE EMULATOR uses as much space as a 31/2'' floppy disk drive.

RELIABILITY

You can work with dust environment and vibrations without any trouble.


The USB FLOPPY DRIVE EMULATOR has a one year warranty with workshop return, whilst the floppy disk drives are no longer repaired.

Specifications:
USB socket to insert USB pen drive
4-pin floppy socket for voltage supply
34-pin socket for standard floppy drive cable
Diagnostics RED LED: Busy
Switch LOAD
Voltage supply: 5 V DC, 4-pin-voltage supply socket for 3.5 inch drive

Standard price is 100EUR - for models with 34 pin connector

The others models with 26 or 24 pin connector cost 120EUR

You can ask me via forum or send an email darq82@tlen.pl

Best regards,
Darek
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tornado



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:47 am    Post subject: Update & Success Reply with quote

Purchased the floppy drive belts from www.bustedgear.com , followed the instructions, dismantled keyboard underside, removed and dismantled floppy drive, no soldering required, removed stretched floppy disk drive belt and replaced with new and Hey Presto !!...a working Korg i4S with fully working disk drive !! Saved a lot of money by trying this and finding success !
Have now sorted two!!
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theremin_milano



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:13 pm    Post subject: KORG i4S floppy emulator - not working Reply with quote

I have a keyboard KORG i4S and I broke the floppy disk. I bought on e-bay emulator Gotek SFR1M44-TU100K I can not make it work.
The Korg i4S emulator connects via a 26-pin flat cable and I bought the adapter 34-to-26 pin.
Still not working. when I give the command load or save the display read "can not read disk"
despite having partitioned the key with virtual floppy from 720kb I do not know what to do anymore.
I need you to tell me if you have a suitable emulator for Korg i4S connector with 26 pins and
I guarantee you that if I install it in the keyboard functions and I do not create problems.
Probably the Korg does not recognize the emulator 1.44 (SFR1M44-TU100K), but recognizes only one to 720. I'm not very experienced so I ask your help to solve the problem.
Hello and thanks. Massimo

ps: sorry for bad english:-)
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karmathanever
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Location: Australia (Oz !!)

PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Still not working. when I give the command load or save the display read "can not read disk"
despite having partitioned the key with virtual floppy from 720kb I do not know what to do anymore.


The issue may be the fact that you needed an adapter.
I have installed 2 of these units with no problems.

Did you format the USB drive using the included software - this is critical.

Cheers

Pete Very Happy
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