Thursday, February 18, 2016

Yamaha RY20 Drum Machine

Bought this on Ebay for $20 as it was not functioning.

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And it wasn’t

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But when I turned it on I noticed that the display did change subtly.

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So I took it completely apart and couldn’t find anything wrong. Then I decided to be smart and googled it…turns out in some modes it gets stuck and needs a factory reset (-1 and +1 keys held down when powering up).
It sprang to life but did display a low battery message…

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So I did the same thing as on the Korg DS8, soldered in a PC battery holder.
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Yay!

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