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Oberheim Matrix 6R problem
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:59 pm    Post subject: Oberheim Matrix 6R problem
Subject description: Is my OS Scrambled???
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I just recieved my matrix 6r and to my dismay when I plugged it in I got
@@@@@@@@@@@@
across the entire LCD screen and none of the buttons worked, I tried turning it
on and off
again a couple times and nothing but the same @@@@@@@@@@@ all the way across the
screen. I then tried hooking it up to my midi controller to see if I could get
any sound and
nothing. I ran through every midi channel and nothing worked. I then looked a
little closer
and noticed a few screws missing on the case so I went ahead and removed the
top, when I
noticed that a cable that looks alot like a standard IDE cable(with 3 connection
points) was
disconntected. I proceeded to plug it back in but it didn't help at all. I
also checked to see if
all cable harnesses and chips were seated properly, which they seemed to be.

Has anybody here ever checked out thier M6 or 6r(is that really an IDE
cable....wish I had a
picture of the insides of this thing)....and has anybody ever experienced this
problem? Maybe
know how to correct it. I'm guessing the Rom chip may be messed up...but that
is just a
guess.

Brian
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I don't have a 6R, or any Oberheim gear. It sounds serious. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

just an update...turns out when it was shipped, fed-ex dropped it..... Evil or Very Mad .........and bent one of the rack ears and dislodged all connections on the internal ribbon cable. I had originally found the one on the main board but there is one that is slightly out of site under the LCD board.....when I found that I turned it on and all was well Shocked

So this is now the second item fed-ex has dropped, that was after UPS dropped a couple too.....and you think they'd be a little more careful

Oh well It works so I'm happy!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

skylab001 wrote:
So this is now the second item fed-ex has dropped, that was after UPS dropped a couple too.....and you think they'd be a little more careful

{rant}
From where I work I've got a good view on the way packages are picked up (and I'm wel hidden from view). They are never dropped, but thrown, the lighter the package the further it's being thrown. It's just laziness to walk the last few meters, or to step into the truck. Then they drive away and I can only imagine what happens at the fist bend
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Oh well It works so I'm happy!

Very Happy good !

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