Re: QS backup battery mystery? Help please

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Posted by Karl on July 23, 2001 at 03:23:57:

In Reply to: Re: QS backup battery mystery? Help please posted by Audrey Lane on July 20, 2001 at 05:39:22:

: THANKS a LOT Bob and Karl, your help is SO much appreciated and helps clear up a lot of the misconceptions and confusion I had about the battery because the manual doesn't really say anything about it :(.

: Bob if you're still around, I'm curious, which cover on my QS8 am I supposed to remove? I can't seem to find any panels.. and also, why does the synthesizer last longer when it's on? Is it because the battery isn't in use when electricity powers it? Also... I am curious as to why I have generally seen reports of synth batteries lasting only 2, or maybe 3-5 years. That's so conservative!

: Thanks again for your help! Your time taken to reply to me is much appreciated :)

: -Audrey

: P.S. does the battery also store GLOBAL settings and MIXes?

Synth makers are conservative as McDonald is.
I mean, they feel they have to warn you that your coffee is hot to avoid being suited if you get burned...
The battery retains all settings you can change, ie
global and mixes settings.
The memory battery is not used when your synth is turned on. (I think it's not true for all synths, specially vintages one)
The panel you have to remove is the black plate under the keyboard. Before opening your synth be sure you understand (at least partly!!) what your doing.
You have to be careful with static electricity since a discharge can damage your synth.
Avoid rubbing your running shoes on a carpet before touching the pc board... In doubt, ask someone at a good electronic store to get advised on safety procedure before servicing electronic boards.
You can also mail me directly at but my english is not always "straightfoward"!

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