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roland synth audio out problem! advice please~

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hello all. any advice would be greatly appreciated!

i have a roland mks30, and occasionally all the audio outs (L/R and

headphones) will crap out.

everything else works fine, midi is going, but 10-15 minutes after powering

up, audio will just disappear, sometimes replaced by lots of noise.

if i turn it off and on again, 1 out of 4 times, it'll work again (for a few


i know this could probably be a lot of different things,

but maybe someone could point me in the right direction?

i'm thinking maybe a bad VCA?



please please help!!!



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Paul -


More likely its a loose connection. (Roland tends to mount connectors right to their PC boards, which is cheap to build but doesn't hold up to use well).


If you're tech-oriented, open it up and take a look at the soldering on the output jacks.


- Philbo

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actually i was eager to open it up, and although i don't have an EE degree or anything, i'm not too bad with the basics http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/smile.gif

in any case, i ruled out the loose connections because it happens simultaneously to all the outs (Left/Right/Headphones).

yeah, you're right, the jacks are soldered on... everything seems pretty solid though (for something made in the 80s!)

thanks for your input~


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