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Subject: FW: [AH] Jupiter down

From: "Verschut, Ricardo" <ricardo.verschut@...>
Date: 2000-05-10

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Moravansky [mailto:tmoravan@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 8:37 PM
To: duper@...
Cc: analogue@...
Subject: Re: [AH] Jupiter down, please help

> I just installed my encore JP8 midi kit last night after finally
> having the time, the right tools, and nerve to cut 2 holes in the back
> for the midi jacks. After the installation, the keyboard powers
> up but only the 2 lfo lights are on. It wont run a warm reset
> or a test, can't enter a patch number, no sound?
> I rechecked the installation job step by step and all my solder
> connections and it looks good.

One thing that happened to me when I was installing the JP-8 kit
for the first or second time was that when I was pushing the board
down into the sockets on the JP-8, I inadvertantly pushed too
hard and some of the pins on the Encore board got pushed up and broke
their connections on the Encore circuit board. I was pushing down
hard because these particular sockets in the JP-8 made the Encore board
stand up too tall and I didn't think it was seated correctly. For
that JP-8 I ended up cutting down the Encore pins slightly so that the
JP-8 boards fit back together with the proper clearance.

Other Encore JP-8 kits fit correctly the first time, so I have no
idea why I had problems with that one JP-8/kit combination.

Tom Moravansky tmoravan@...