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My MD-1800 76 Key MIDI keyboard on works with batteries and

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My MD-1800 76 Key MIDI keyboard on works with batteries and the sustain pedal does not work. What should I do?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Electronic Musical Instruments
Expert:  Rusty replied 11 months ago.

Hello, my name is Rusty. Are you saying that you have indeed replaced the sustain pedal? Have you tested the pedal on another piano at the store?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Don't have a store near me.
Expert:  Rusty replied 11 months ago.

Ok, and you have already replaced the pedal? This is very important information, where did you get the new pedal?

Customer: replied 11 months ago. HQRP with PS-10 and PS 15 switch
Expert:  Rusty replied 11 months ago.

Ok, and was it working before and just suddenly stopped working?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It was a replacement for the pedal that came with the keyboard
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The pedal was working and suddenly stopped working. The AC adapted also stopped working.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The AC adapter is also a replacement: Enercell 12V 1.5A adapter
Expert:  Rusty replied 11 months ago.

Ok, it sounds like this is either going to be an easy fix, or it will have to go in for repair. Let's start with the easy fix. Take out the batteries and press the power button. Wait one minute. Put the batteries back, and turn it on. Press the Transpose/Function button. Press the down arrow until you see InitMix?, then press the right arrow twice to display InitSys? and execute the initialization. Tell me if that does the trick. This will restart the operating system and reset your midi settings. Since the jack is assignable, that may be what is causing the problem.

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