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My roland piano won't receive the midi disk. it won't push…

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My roland piano won't...

My roland piano won't receive the midi disk. it won't push in, but when I look inside i can't see anything blocking the entrance

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Kr-7/5

Technician's Assistant: How long has this been going on with your instrument? What have you tried so far?

I haven't put a midi in it for a year. just bought one and tried today

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Electronic Musical Instrument Expert: Ron Winston, Owner of Winston Electronics, Servicing music electronics for over 50 years replied 1 month ago
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Hello: my name is ***** ***** I am a Roland certified technician. First of all can you recheck that model number. ( kr7/5) normally it is kr and two or three numbers, not a (/). Take a look at the disk's that you have and see if the metal sliding cover in the front of the disk is missing on any of them. That can come off and get lodged in the drive.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Any ideas? My son pulled out a straight pin today.
Electronic Musical Instrument Expert: Ron Winston, Owner of Winston Electronics, Servicing music electronics for over 50 years replied 1 month ago

Did you look at your disk to see if any of those covers were missing? Straight pins are not normally in a disk drive, I wonder what else might be in there.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I can’t see anything but it’s hard to see. It’s a brand new disk that I’m trying to put in, but maybe a silver disk is stuck in there from before that I can’t see
Electronic Musical Instrument Expert: Ron Winston, Owner of Winston Electronics, Servicing music electronics for over 50 years replied 1 month ago

There is only two things that will keep you from inserting the disk. (1) something logged in the drive. or (2) Something broken in the drive. If you can't see anything by looking in the front the only other answer is to take the drive out and open it up to look. If you still see nothing then the drive will need to be replaced. Also if you poke around from the front and knock the head out of alignment, again the drive will have to be replaced. so be carefull and don't force anything.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
How do I take the drive out and open it
Electronic Musical Instrument Expert: Ron Winston, Owner of Winston Electronics, Servicing music electronics for over 50 years replied 1 month ago

Start by removing the top of the piano. If you look across the top back of the piano you will see screws going into the top from the back. Remove those screws. The top will then slide forward and lift off. Look at the drive and you will see three or four screws holding it in. Once it is out there is a cover plate on it. Some are screwed on and some are just pressed on.

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Electronic Musical Instrument Expert: Ron Winston, Owner of Winston Electronics, Servicing music electronics for over 50 years replied 1 month ago

Did you have a chance to look at the drive?

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