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jd5live

jd5live
Total Posts: 261
Joined: June 8, 2014

Re: KN 5000

Hi, The part number I quoted is the part listed in the service manual issued by Technics/Panasonic. over time you find that parts end up being supplied by many manufacturing companies as is very common in the auto trade. The K.TONE speakers you have shown…

Posted on April 22, 2018 at 12:09 AM

argon

argon
Total Posts: 2
Joined: April 20, 2018

Re: KN 5000

Hi , thanks for the reply , my tweeters are 8 Ohms x 15 watts , K.TONE , Number 65PH03AK 70 mm x 70 mm , hole centers on the diagonal measure 75mm , after searching many sites and stockist / parts shops it seems this ? key board KN 5000 was fitted with…

Posted on April 21, 2018 at 7:01 PM

jd5live

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Joined: June 8, 2014

Re: KN 5000

Hi and welcome to the site, having checked the parts list the Tweeter speakers are 6.5mm 8 ohms and power rating of 18 watts. The part number is QASG65PM03AK and I cannot say if Technics/Panasonic have any stock left after this time. you could check W D G…

Posted on April 20, 2018 at 7:34 PM

argon

argon
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KN 5000

I wanted to ask why are they so many variants on the specifications of the Tweeter speackers for the KN 500 , I have 8 Ohms - 15 watt , but searching the internet I see the more or less same speackers at 80 watt

Posted on April 20, 2018 at 6:32 PM

jd5live

jd5live
Total Posts: 261
Joined: June 8, 2014

Re: SX-EA5 LCD Screen Needed

Hi and welcome to the site, you have said your display is starting to fail, The part number you are looking for is "EDMMPJ2B6W" this is the Technics/Panasonic part number, one thing I would suggest is to check the back of the unit in case there is a maker…

Posted on April 19, 2018 at 9:47 PM

GWoodrum

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Joined: April 8, 2018

SX-EA5 LCD Screen Needed

I purchased an SX-EA5 a few days ago. I knew at the time the screen was very dim but I thought I could learn to deal with it. Unfortunately it's not working out. I'm searching for a replacement screen. If anyone has one to sell please contact me. If an…

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 8:39 PM

derekwr

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Joined: February 10, 2018

Re: Re: SX-PR250 low volume / muted keys in piano mode

Dave,

Just a quick note to offer a tardy but most humble thanks for your generous support during the troubleshooting process. As per your last message, I think this is indeed a much trickier problem than I had first hoped, and it does look like an uph…

Posted on April 16, 2018 at 9:56 AM

Alpacaman

Alpacaman
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Joined: April 15, 2018

SX PX552 - Need Service Manual / Circuit Diagram

Hi Folks,

I just bought an SX PX552 piano which has power (LED on and DC voltages on the amplifier board), but no display or sound. Does anyone have a service manual or circuit diagram? There is a "Test" port on one of the boards ... how can I use this…

Posted on April 15, 2018 at 8:31 PM

PhilM

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Joined: November 20, 2017

PR603M Fizzing noise

Hi there,
I have a PR603M ensemble piano which developed a fizzing noise when notes were played. I have had someone come around to repair it. He replaced the transistors on the amp board and that seemed to do the trick. A few weeks later, the fizzing …

Posted on April 14, 2018 at 12:18 PM

Maxquad

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Joined: April 2, 2018

Re: Need help to reinitialise my KN6000+EW65NX - looking for OS 7.1

Hi Dave, thanks for your reply.

Have you an idea where I can find/download the good floppy disks of KN6000 OS7.1 ?

Thanks in advance

Brgds, Yannick

Posted on April 6, 2018 at 10:12 PM

davetutt

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Re: Need help to reinitialise my KN6000+EW65NX - looking for OS 7.1

I have a horrible feeling you will get no further with the 6000 now. One of the operations during the upgrade is a wipe of the existing OS and once it is gone you are relying on the rebuild from the floppy disks to put the OS back on the machine so it wil…

Posted on April 6, 2018 at 6:50 PM

davetutt

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Re: Technics KN7000 switching Off by itself

To extend the life of these instruments they all need heatsinks on the parts that were replaced. I move them all off board and put a large heatsink over the top of the rear connectors. Without it will probably fail again at some point with the same fault.…

Posted on April 6, 2018 at 6:29 PM

hathersage

hathersage
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Joined: December 21, 2014

Midi channel settings, Technics KN7000 to Organ

I have used a KN 7000 very successfully as a rhythm unit connected to several makes of organ. in the past .Not always easy to set up but what a difference the extra rhythms make. The most important setting is for the lower keyboard of the organ to send c…

Posted on April 6, 2018 at 4:54 PM

racka11

racka11
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Joined: July 16, 2016

Re: Technics KN7000 switching Off by itself

Here we go again!
It was electrical regulators and some transistors problem. They replaced it, and my KN is live again.
I paid 180 EUR for parts and work, not cheap, but this was my first and last option.
I spoke with specialist and he told me, there i…

Posted on April 6, 2018 at 4:26 PM

Maxquad

Maxquad
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Need help to reinitialise my KN6000+EW65NX - looking for OS 7.1

Hi folks. I'm new to the forum.

I'm totally disappointed, initialy my KN6000+EW65NX was in version 7.0

After found the 2 floppys downloded from Web of the 7.1 OS, I start the upgrade !! But failed during the second disk read. -> Only one solution, …

Posted on April 6, 2018 at 2:52 AM

jd5live

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Joined: June 8, 2014

Re: Style Disks for SX-FA1

Hi Ken, Now we have Easter out of the way, I will draw up a quick guide on how to use these styles in your instrument over the next few days so please bear with me. I will start with the Yamaha styles. The FA uses much of the same operating system as the …

Posted on April 4, 2018 at 1:15 PM

jimkeys

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Joined: March 24, 2018

Re: HDD on Technics KN6500

Hi John. I am so grateful to you for your speedy response. I can see that the manual answers all my questions. I had not realised that the hard drive was an add-on.I suppose that is one of the problems in buying a used instrument. My wife and I both play …

Posted on April 3, 2018 at 9:16 AM

jd5live

jd5live
Total Posts: 261
Joined: June 8, 2014

Re: HDD on Technics KN6500

Hi, I have attached a copy of the Hard Drive Manual as supplied by Keysoft who made the Hard Drives as an after market fitment for various KN models. This should help you find your way around. The site has to say we offer no liability for using informatio…

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 5:25 PM

jimkeys

jimkeys
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Joined: March 24, 2018

HDD on Technics KN6500

Hi folks. I'm new to the forum. I just changed my KN 6000 for KN 6500. I downloaded a manual as I did not get a hard copy. I have been checking out the hard drive, which seems to be very useful. The downloaded manual does not seem to have any reference to…

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 12:14 PM

racka11

racka11
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Joined: July 16, 2016

Re: Technics KN7000 switching Off by itself

Thanks for advice! I am not technician or engineer, so I will give your tips to Service. Tomorrow I will drive my keyboard to specialist for Yamaha, Korg .... keyboard service. I also download Service manual for KN7000, so they can view, how it is assembl…

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 7:56 AM

BratschenFan

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Joined: March 12, 2018

Re: PX111 available for parts

Dear Dave - thank you very much for the very informative reply. Now I just have to find an engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area to do the work. Please keep me posted if you know of, or find, somebody.

Thanks again for your help!

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 6:44 AM

davetutt

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Total Posts: 151
Joined: January 12, 2015

Re: Technics KN7000 switching Off by itself

Hi there
The KN7000 needs some work. The crucial parts are the 2 15 volt regulators and the two transistors in the 5volt and 3.3volt circuits as well as all their capacitors. Have a look around the site and you will find my notes on how this is best done…

Posted on April 1, 2018 at 10:00 PM

jd5live

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Joined: June 8, 2014

Re: Technics KN7000 switching Off by itself

I will forward to our friendly engineer, it seems odd that the factory reset made the keyboard work for a short while. This may indicate a power supply problem and as it heats up the keyboard shuts down, get the + and - 15 volt regulators checked out as t…

Posted on March 31, 2018 at 2:05 AM

racka11

racka11
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Joined: July 16, 2016

Re: Technics KN7000 switching Off by itself

Thanks for very fast reply!

I made "Factory Initial" as you suggest and than all 12 pages self diagnostic tests ( press and hold keys C#3 + D#3 + C#4 and turn ON keyboard).
All tests (ROM, RAM, CPU, Panel, LED, Interface .... ALL DEVICE OK.
At the mo…

Posted on March 30, 2018 at 7:34 PM

jd5live

jd5live
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Joined: June 8, 2014

Re: Technics KN7000 switching Off by itself

Hi , Sorry to hear you are having problems with your KN7000, I would recommend that we start with a Factory reset this will restore the keyboard to all initial settings. Doing a reset means you will lose any setting you have not stored, but this can not b…

Posted on March 30, 2018 at 6:05 PM

racka11

racka11
Total Posts: 5
Joined: July 16, 2016

Technics KN7000 switching Off by itself

My keyboard KN7000 suddenly is switching Off by itself.
Screen 3-4x blinked in period 20sek and than keyboard stoped working.
I can turn it ON again, but after aprox. 30sek, everything is the same.
3-4x display blinked and keyboard shutdown by itself.…

Posted on March 30, 2018 at 5:10 PM

kderector

kderector
Total Posts: 20
Joined: September 6, 2016

Re: Style Disks for SX-FA1

Hi John,

Forgive my ignorance. I tried to find any manual or directions on using the style disks. Do you happen to know of a manual that will tell me how to use them?

Thanks again,

Ken

Posted on March 29, 2018 at 2:49 PM

kderector

kderector
Total Posts: 20
Joined: September 6, 2016

Re: Style Disks for SX-FA1

Thank you John,

I look forward to giving these a shot.

Best Regards,

Ken

Posted on March 28, 2018 at 6:39 PM

jd5live

jd5live
Total Posts: 261
Joined: June 8, 2014

Re: Style Disks for SX-FA1

Hi Ken,If you check on the site for GA1/3 you will find these files should load into the FA1 as it is the full keyboard version of the GA series, when downloading the styles make sure you take each folder and open it before you transfer the contents to a…

Posted on March 28, 2018 at 4:39 PM

kderector

kderector
Total Posts: 20
Joined: September 6, 2016

Style Disks for SX-FA1

Good Day,

I was hoping to find a free style disk just to see how they work. Does anyone have a link to one by chance? I will help me decide on whether or not it makes sense to purchase some.

Thank you in advance,

Ken

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 2:17 PM

Chamilton

Chamilton
Total Posts: 1
Joined: March 27, 2018

Replacement lead SX PR600

Hi,
I've just got myself a SX PR600 which is great except the sustain pedal is not working on the pedal unit. The lead is pretty knocked about and chewed up and I think replacing it would fix the problem (the damper pedal is working, at least), but where…

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 1:38 AM

davetutt

davetutt
Total Posts: 151
Joined: January 12, 2015

Re: Technics SX-FA1 no load. Blue screen.

Hi there

Thats a really good result. Glad it worked for you! I would think an average external power unit should give you around 2 years life if it is permanently plugged into the mains but if it is switched through the organ mains switch it may well l…

Posted on March 19, 2018 at 4:52 PM

kderector

kderector
Total Posts: 20
Joined: September 6, 2016

Re: Technics SX-FA1 no load. Blue screen.

Hi Dave,

I purchased a small 3 Amp 5 volt Switching Power supply for it, and everything appears to be working now. All pedals as well.

I just want to say a quick thank you to you again. Without your help, I would still be struggling with the organ,…

Posted on March 19, 2018 at 3:45 PM

manu_cara

manu_cara
Total Posts: 10
Joined: March 14, 2018

hello! mine doesn t work

hello!
mine doesn t work ! i unzip the files so many times , i tried with floppy disc ,but the keyboard doesn t recognize anything!!
any advise???
probably i need to update the keyboard some how??

Posted on March 17, 2018 at 8:39 AM

manu_cara

manu_cara
Total Posts: 10
Joined: March 14, 2018

hello! mine doesn t work

hello!
mine doesn t work ! i unzip the files so many times , i tried with floppy disc ,but the keyboard doesn t recognize anything!!
any advise???
probably i need to update the keyboard some how??

Posted on March 17, 2018 at 8:38 AM

manu_cara

manu_cara
Total Posts: 10
Joined: March 14, 2018

hello! mine doesn t work

hello!
mine doesn t work ! i unzip the files so many times , i tried with floppy disc ,but the keyboard doesn t recognize anything!!
any advise???
probably i need to update the keyboard some how??

Posted on March 17, 2018 at 8:38 AM

manu_cara

manu_cara
Total Posts: 10
Joined: March 14, 2018

hello! mine doesn t work

hello!
mine doesn t work ! i unzip the files so many times , i tried with floppy disc ,but the keyboard doesn t recognize anything!!
any advise???
probably i need to update the keyboard some how??

Posted on March 17, 2018 at 8:38 AM

manu_cara

manu_cara
Total Posts: 10
Joined: March 14, 2018

hello! mine doesn t work

hello!
mine doesn t work ! i unzip the files so many times , i tried with floppy disc ,but the keyboard doesn t recognize anything!!
any advise???
probably i need to update the keyboard some how??

Posted on March 17, 2018 at 8:38 AM

manu_cara

manu_cara
Total Posts: 10
Joined: March 14, 2018

hello! mine doesn t work

hello!
mine doesn t work ! i unzip the files so many times , i tried with floppy disc ,but the keyboard doesn t recognize anything!!
any advise???
probably i need to update the keyboard some how??

Posted on March 17, 2018 at 8:38 AM

manu_cara

manu_cara
Total Posts: 10
Joined: March 14, 2018

hello! mine doesn t work

hello!
mine doesn t work ! i unzip the files so many times , i tried with floppy disc ,but the keyboard doesn t recognize anything!!
any advise???
probably i need to update the keyboard some how??

Posted on March 17, 2018 at 8:38 AM

manu_cara

manu_cara
Total Posts: 10
Joined: March 14, 2018

hello! mine doesn t work

hello!
mine doesn t work ! i unzip the files so many times , i tried with floppy disc ,but the keyboard doesn t recognize anything!!
any advise???
probably i need to update the keyboard some how??

Posted on March 17, 2018 at 8:38 AM

manu_cara

manu_cara
Total Posts: 10
Joined: March 14, 2018

hello! mine doesn t work

hello!
mine doesn t work ! i unzip the files so many times , i tried with floppy disc ,but the keyboard doesn t recognize anything!!
any advise???
probably i need to update the keyboard some how??

Posted on March 17, 2018 at 8:38 AM

manu_cara

manu_cara
Total Posts: 10
Joined: March 14, 2018

hello! mine doesn t work

hello!
mine doesn t work ! i unzip the files so many times , i tried with floppy disc ,but the keyboard doesn t recognize anything!!
any advise???
probably i need to update the keyboard some how??

Posted on March 17, 2018 at 8:38 AM

bevsouthgate

bevsouthgate
Total Posts: 5
Joined: March 8, 2018

Re: KN1000 buzzing

Lol, yes I shall be careful and research anyone who says they can help. A few friends are musicians and so hopefully they will know someone trustworthy who can help. If only you were a bit closer.

Thanks for the advice.

Posted on March 15, 2018 at 3:52 PM

davetutt

davetutt
Total Posts: 151
Joined: January 12, 2015

Re: KN1000 buzzing

Ouch! Good luck with that! I have found most so called experts on FB are very far from that! I have been doing this since my early teens and I am now 59 so I have seen my share of "expert" repairs with sticky tape and matchsticks! First thing you do when …

Posted on March 15, 2018 at 3:10 PM

bevsouthgate

bevsouthgate
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Joined: March 8, 2018

Re: KN1000 buzzing

Kent is a bit too far for me to bring it smiling

So its not the amps then, but something much trickier?

I will have to see if anyone on Facebook can help.

Thanks for your help
Bev

Posted on March 15, 2018 at 10:48 AM

davetutt

davetutt
Total Posts: 151
Joined: January 12, 2015

Re: PX111 available for parts

I can tell you it is completely repairable and to scrap it would be a shame. You do however need to find an engineer who is willing to do the repair for you.

All Technics pianos suffer from the same set of faults at over 25 years old. There is a simpl…

Posted on March 13, 2018 at 12:53 PM

davetutt

davetutt
Total Posts: 151
Joined: January 12, 2015

Re: SX-PR250 low volume / muted keys in piano mode

Hi again

Can you try one more thing for me please.

The organ voice has no touch sensitivity on the keys, they play like a traditional organ and so sound at the same level from the keys no matter how hard you play them. The organ like much of the ot…

Posted on March 13, 2018 at 8:46 AM

davetutt

davetutt
Total Posts: 151
Joined: January 12, 2015

Re: KN1000 buzzing

So in the output circuits then.

You could find a local TV engineer to look at it although they are few and far between now and usually don't want to know about anything that isn't in their field. Alternatively you could bring it to me but its a long j…

Posted on March 13, 2018 at 8:01 AM

bevsouthgate

bevsouthgate
Total Posts: 5
Joined: March 8, 2018

Re: KN1000 buzzing

Oh and buzz is on whether I am playing or not.

I hope that answers the questions.

I am no technician and certainly not going to attempt soldering!!

Posted on March 12, 2018 at 10:57 PM