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----- Original Message -----
From: sweetness <digitallucid@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2001 10:06 PM
Subject: Re: [AH] jp6 preop
> ah so.
> leaving the synth unopened is just fine with me..
> but the seller sent me this jp6 in an UNLOCKED calzone case thru fedex...
> box! and plus the case was a little bigger then the synth and it was just
> rattling around inside during delivery..
> so i am a bit skeptical of its cherry condition. something must be wrong..
> or at least loose. not knowing anything about electronics, is there
> something specific i should look for?
> thanks again
> and also... this europa mod.. how much is it gonna cost.. and its just one
> main chip to replace? it requires a tech or any idiot could do it?
> > Not bad advice paul...but if he can't resist...
> > The jp6 knobby panel is held on by 3 or 4 silver screws, along the
> > edge nearest the keys. You take those out, and the whole knob
> > panel is hinged at the back.
> > You can lift it up and look at the wonders inside, but don't flip
> > the damn thing open like a lunchbox -- there's all sorts of wiring
> > to the controls hooked to the CPU board. You'll be yanking hard on
> > them if you open it up all the way.
> > The guts of those things are a marvel of japanese hand engineering.
> > of ribbon cables between the boards and the controls, there are bundles
> > multicolored wires that terminate in connectors. the wires are tied
> > by hand with little bits of twine. The wiring itself seems to be
> > copper and is quite stiff -- the bundles are carefully bent like piping
> > fit where they're supposed to.
> > They're pretty sturdy in general -- mine flipped backwards off a
> > stand once and lived to tell the tale, though I don't recommend doing
> > this to them.
> > If I can borrow a digital camera I'll snap some pics of the innards
> > By the way, I've long since lost the screws holding down the control
> > what with popping Europa beta ROMS in and out. Does anyone know
> > what sort of screws I need to buy to replace the lost ones, so I don't
> > out the screwholes?
> > kent williams -- kent@...
> > http://www.cornwarning.com -- Iowa's First Techno Record Label
> > http://www.mp3.com/chaircrusher -- tunes