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    Korg MS2000 broken?

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    hi --

    I have n MS2000R which stopped working all of a sudden: when I switch it on, the display and the 1/INST 2/VOICE switch on. However, the 1/Inst 2/Voice switch off after 2 seconds and the display is light, but stays blank. No other LED comes on.

    Any ideas what I could do??

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    How long have you had it? It may have had a defective memory battery or maybe it just ran out. That's a guess but I hope this is not what is in store for my MS2000.

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    I had it for 2 years now. Intreresting what you say about the battery! This was the first time in 2 years I un-plugged it for a few weeks. It had always been plugged in before, and was even switched on most of the time. When I plugged in in again, it did't start. Do you think I can open the box and search for a battery?

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    You could but I highly doubt it would have drained in two years. More like ten. Maybe keeping it on so often overcharged it and caused it to die before it's time. If I were you I would email Korg. For all we know there is a common problem that has a simple fix.
    My Lexicon MPX1 had a thing where it locked up looking for a digital clock signal and I thought it was toast. The Lexicon support guy told me to hold down a button or something while powering it up and down and it was fixed like magic.
    I would email them before you try anything.

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    The Korg support said it could be the power supply. If it was the internal battery, all the programs would be set to "Init PROG".

    I opened the MS2000 and didn't find any fuse or battery. Next I checked the power supply, and noticed that it produced 13Volts instead of 9V. However, I also have a Korg EM-1 which essentially uses the same power supply: also 13V! The EM-1 works fine, and if I use that power supply with the MS2000, it still doesn't work. I also tried resetting the device to the factory deaults, but it wouldn't let me do it coz it doesn't respond to any keys.

    Guess I have to send it out to get serviced. Damnit!

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    You're using the wrong power supply. The coorect power supply is 9v 500ma.

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    I am aware that the power supply should have a nominal of 9V/500mA, but that's the original power supply that came with the MS2000R. I've used it for almost 2 years. Maybe it got zapped by a recent spike in the power outage during a storm??

    Interstingly, the power supply of my Electribe EM-1 also produces 13V, instead of the 9V. The EM-1 works fine, though. Puzzling. The MS2000R doesn't work with that power supply.

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    Originally posted by Giganova
    I am aware that the power supply should have a nominal of 9V/500mA, but that's the original power supply that came with the MS2000R. I've used it for almost 2 years. Maybe it got zapped by a recent spike in the power outage during a storm??

    Interstingly, the power supply of my Electribe EM-1 also produces 13V, instead of the 9V. The EM-1 works fine, though. Puzzling. The MS2000R doesn't work with that power supply.
    You've used the 13v power supply for 2 yrs?

    The em1 obviously uses 13v... The ms2000 does not. And wether you used it or not you definitely risk damaging the unit by using the wrong power supply. I repeat... You are going to, or have fucked it up already if you are using the 13v power supply. They are not interchangeable. Try using another 500ma/9v power supply and if it doesn't work send it in because it's most likely fried.

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    well, both units came with the original power supply, which I've used since. Its printed "9V/500mA" on both power supplies.

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    Then where does the 13v come in?
    You are confusing...

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