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grivers



Joined: 03 Mar 2011
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Location: SOUTH WALES

PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:59 pm    Post subject: i5s floppy disc drive Reply with quote

Can anybody help me to locate a replacement floppy drive for my i5s keyboard? Or does anyone know if it is possible to fit an internal hard drive instead?
thanks
Gary
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keith-helen
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Location: brighton, u.k

PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Please see my reply to Strippy above

Best Wishes


Keith Lawton
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76 PA4X ,yamaha Qy100, Band in a box, FL studio and a right handed banjo I am left handed!!
previous Yamahas, Technics KN800 KN 1000 Roland G800 and G1000, Korg M1,i3, i30HD PA 80 PA 800,
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grivers



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi keith..Thanks for the reply. The discs are formatted but there is nothing at all from the floppy drive. No light on front when I insert a disc and no noise from drive.. I definately need a new drive but am having trouble finding one on the internet. Somebody mentioned that you can put a hard drive in instead, but i am not sure if this is true or not and again not sure if it is a standard pc harddrive or a special one..help Confused
Gary
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keith-helen
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gary

I do not know if a hard drive can be placed. However the person I have used to repair (if necessary) my keyboards is a chap called David Houlgate. tel 01273 846789 (Brighton) I am sure that if you gave him a ring he would at least be able to advise you

His E-mail is david@houlgate.freeserve.co.uk

I havent had the need of his services for a long time but these were the last contact numbers I had.

He is worth contacting.

Best wishes

Keith Lawton
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76 PA4X ,yamaha Qy100, Band in a box, FL studio and a right handed banjo I am left handed!!
previous Yamahas, Technics KN800 KN 1000 Roland G800 and G1000, Korg M1,i3, i30HD PA 80 PA 800,
and PaAs
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darq82



Joined: 23 Nov 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:05 pm    Post subject: Floppy drive emulator Reply with quote

Hi,

I have some solution for your problems with floppy drive.


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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mikereedza



Joined: 24 Sep 2011
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 9:05 am    Post subject: I5S Floppy drive belt Reply with quote

After buying and fitting a replacement floppy drive from America and paying duty on it before collection I got to thinking seriously about what the problem with these drives really is. I have three units with these floppy drives, 2 i5S keyboards and a I5M which I bought just for the drive. I tried experiments with elastic bands etc and found they just didn't work. I then realized the whole thing depended on a constant speed of the driven plastic wheel, rubber is just no good it goes fast and slow all the time. Rubber bands are made of natural rubber (from a tree) so I though of synthetic rubber, i.e.: inner tubes of bikes etc and bingo, I got a breakthrough. I took an old bicycle tube 28" and simply cut a very thin band straight across it about 2 mm wide. This is very tough and resists stretching, so I had to experiment a bit and when the width is about right it can be stretched over a milk bottle which causes it to take on a much bigger circumference. Leave it a few hours to settle. This band now fits over both pulleys without even stripping the disc drive, just pull it into the space between the plastic wheel and sensor. So far 100% success and really cheap solution. Worth a try, The secret is the type of rubber. I think its neoprene, man made anyway.
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rocknray4u



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Location: South Australia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:02 am    Post subject: is40 Floppy Reply with quote

Very Happy I remember reading your entry a few years ago and I hope you have had joy in fixing it. However I am hoping that you, as a fellow iS40 owner you may be able to help me as I have misplaced the disc with the drivers on it and my iS40 will not communicate with my computer I would very much appreciate any help from you or anyone else reading this response.
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billy keys



Joined: 12 May 2014
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi everybody
My trinitys disc drive crapped out on me yesterday.
After surfing all over the internet looking for a solution, calling everybody I could think of, ebay wanted $225.00 for a new one plus whatever a shop would wnat to install it.
Then I thought wait a minuet, this is a computer part, right?
I called a local computer repair shop and explained my problem.
They said a disc drive is a very standard part.
If you can figure how to remove the disc drive from your trinity, it took me 2 hours. It should have 34 pins for the ribbon plug and 4 pins for the power plug. Well I took it to the shop, showed it to the guy and he said no problem. He reached for a stack of disc drives, mayched it up and said $20 bucks thank you very much. I put it back in and no problem.
I was able to get back all the music I had stored on my discs
I hope this was helpful Remember 20 bucks
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Korky



Joined: 10 Jan 2015
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Location: Germany

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i5s Board PIN I/O "34pin StandardIBM-AT Interface"PIN

Side Sel 1 > /SIDE1 32
Rd Data 3 < /READDATA 30
Wr Prt 5 < /WRITEPROTECT 28
Trk 00 7 </TRACK00> /WRITEGATE 24
WR Data 11 > /WRITEDATA 22
Step 13 > /STEP 20
Dir Sel 15 > /DIR 18
Motor On 17 > /MOTORENABLE1 16
HD out 18 < /DENSITYSELECT 2
Ready 19 < use 6
Disk Chg 21 </DSKCHG> /DRVSELECT1 12
Index 25 < /INDEX 8
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fran_valles
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, I would like to make an inquiry.
I am Spanish, sorry for my English.
I have a Korg i5S and broke the floppy.
I want to install a USB emulator in this forum and I've seen this issue.

Are they compatible or risks that do not recognize?

http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B008HYVFIW?ref_=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_t

http://es.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-SFR1M44-U100K-Black-3-5-1-44MB-USB-SSD-FLOPPY-DRIVE-EMULATOR-for-YAMAHA/1742383752.html

To open the keyboard. Can you help on that part I have to disassemble?

Thank you.
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