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I have a Suzuki HG500ex digital piano that uses 3.5" floppy…

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I have a Suzuki HG500ex digital piano that uses 3.5" floppy discs. Is there a reasonably simple way to convert it to play from USB files?

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Suzuki HG500 ex. I purchases it about 10 years ago.

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What do you mean??? It is ORIGINALLY made to play floppy discs. I want to convert it to play from USB.

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Ron Winston
Ron Winston, Owner of Winston Electronics, Servicing music electronics for over 50 years
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Hello my name is ***** ***** I am a Suzuki technician. The problem you have to do what you want is this. The HG500gx has two ways to get controlling data. One from the 3.5" floppy drive that uses "MIDI" information. The second is from a "MIDI" input connector. ( MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface ) This is a digital information format that the keyboard understands. The problem is that a USB ( Universal Serial Buss ) does not use that format. In other words the two different formats can't understand each other. The only way to convert them so they can is use a standard home computer as the interface. Connect the Keyboard to the computer with a MIDI interface, then run the USB into the computer and have it convert the USB data to MIDI data. I can be done but it is not simple or easy. One other option is you can purchase MIDI programed pre-recorded music on the internet that can be run on your 3.5" drive.

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