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Need Help VP540i Mainboard Replacement Questions

Discussion in 'Roland' started by player, May 31, 2019.

  1. player

    player Major Contributor

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    I have had a defective VP540i for some time now. I bought a new Roland VP540i mainboard last fall, but I have not
    been confident to change it. It is not so much physically changing the board out, but what I need to do after that. I have done the "get" from the current board, and I understand that I will need to "put" those settings back in the new board. What else will I need to do? What order will I need to do these things?

    Anyone who is familiar with the process and would share the steps would be really appreciated.

    Thanks
     
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    klingsdesigns Very Active Member

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    The new board should have came with all the directions. If not go to signs in China or what ever that site is. Look at the colors mainboard they have directions on there.
     
  3. player

    player Major Contributor

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    Thank you. Could you please help me find those instructions?
     
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    player Major Contributor

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    For some reason I cannot even open signs in china. I am not as worried about physically replacing the board, it is all the other things after that I am concerned about. I would hate to do something in the wrong order and "brick" the board...
     
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    I have done a few of them, i assume you already have the peck tool ??

    1- read everything with the peck tool
    2- change board
    3- load everything with the peck tool
    4- rock and roll

    Just take your time, lots of notes, pretty much all the plugs can only go in one place one way
     
  8. player

    player Major Contributor

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    Thank you. So I don't have to load the firmware? I did the get with peck from the current board. So all I have to do is put that back in the new board?
     
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  9. MFfromGTS

    MFfromGTS New Member

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    Yes you do have to load the firmware. The procedure order is; check dip switches, move battery from old board to new one, Install firmware, initialize parameters, set IP address, put the parameters you pulled from old board on the new one.
     
  10. player

    player Major Contributor

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    You are telling me exactly what I was needing to know. What is "initialize parameters?
     
  11. MFfromGTS

    MFfromGTS New Member

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    To initialize the parameters, hold down the up arrow, down arrow and enter keys while turning on the front power. Then it will say System Parameter Initialize? and hit enter, that's it.
     
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  12. player

    player Major Contributor

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    Thank you very much. This is what I have needed for months. Very much appreciated.
     
  13. player

    player Major Contributor

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    I changed out the board this afternoon. It took about 3 hours, I took my time.

    I will do the other steps this evening. Wish me luck!

    After I do the steps you described will I need to do any other calibrations?
     
  14. player

    player Major Contributor

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    Well I got the main part done. It is a little more than I expected, but it is done.
     
  15. MFfromGTS

    MFfromGTS New Member

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    You will need to set the date and time (Service menu, Sub Menu) and possibly Crop cut adjustment
     
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    player Major Contributor

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    This is from the service manual: SO I should do #'s 7-11...?

    MAIN BOARD REPLACEMENT (In case that the parameters can be transferred by Peck.) : 35 min.
    1. DIP SW SETTING
    2. BATTERY INSTALLATION
    3. FIRMWARE INSTALLATION
    4. SYSTEM PARAMETER INITIALIZE
    5. IP ADDRESS SETTING
    Start the machine with the Service Mode and set in the User Menu.
    6. PUT PARAMETER
    7. TIME AND DATE SETTING
    Set the date and time in the [SERVICE MENU] > [SUB MENU] > [CLOCK]. *Set the [DATE] in order of the [Year/Month/Day].
    8. FIRMWARE VERSION CONFIRMATION OF NETWORK CONTROLLER
    9. SENSOR CHECK
    It can be performed in the SENSOR CHECK.
    10. CROP MARK SENSOR ADJUSTMENT
    11. CROP-CUT ADJUSTMENT
    Necessary when the voltage is adjusted in the CROP MARK SENSOR ADJUSTMENT.
     
  17. MFfromGTS

    MFfromGTS New Member

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    I usually skip 8-11 and have never had a problem
     
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