Re: RAM card problem
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Posted by Wayne Bartles on January 29, 2001 at 16:20:45:
In Reply to: RAM card problem posted by Jay on October 15, 2000 at 09:24:38:
I don't know if you have solved your problem, but I've read that some of the 'metal-cased' cards are causing problems with some of the SQ's and plastic cards are recommended. That would be extremely embarrassing to have that happen. I have a QS6.1 and play live...I hope that NEVER happens to me!
I am very sure, if the problem is a power surge that a VERY GOOD power surge strip could be purchased for less than $100.00. Most even have a Guarantee against damage up to $10,000.00. You might look around buy.com or Egghead.com or a some other computer site and take a look.
: I have a QS6 and use a Quadrasynth RAM card for my own programs and mixes so I won't have to overwrite the QS6 on board User bank sounds and will have plenty of space for my own stuff. Was playing a gig the other night and the card suddenly went bonkers. Mix names showed up as gibberish and nothing worked anymore. Needless to say the gig got tense but we improvised. When I got home I determined that a large number of the mixes and programs on the card had just about every one of their parameters changed, apprently randomly but with some consistency. For example, many of the "pitch" parameters were downtuned 8 semitones. Some of the mixes and programs were unaffected. The battery in the card seems to be fine, and I am having no problem reprogramming and saving to the card, i.e. no permanent damage seems to have been done. Anyone know what may have caused this. Is a power surge or low voltage problem a possibility? My bass player suggested that a voltage regulator would prevent it from happening again. $450. Ouch. Help!