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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Electronic Musical Instruments
Expert:  Rusty replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
Don't have a store near me.
Expert:  Rusty replied 1 year ago.

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

Customer: replied 1 year ago. HQRP with PS-10 and PS 15 switch
Expert:  Rusty replied 1 year ago.

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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It was a replacement for the pedal that came with the keyboard
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The pedal was working and suddenly stopped working. The AC adapted also stopped working.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The AC adapter is also a replacement: Enercell 12V 1.5A adapter
Expert:  Rusty replied 1 year 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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