electro-music.com   Dedicated to experimental electro-acoustic
and electronic music
 
    Front Page  |  Articles  |  Radio
 |  Media  |  Forum  |  Wiki  |  Links  |  Store
Forum with support of Syndicator RSS
 FAQFAQ   CalendarCalendar   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   LinksLinks
 RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in  Chat RoomChat Room 
Live streaming at radio.electro-music.com

  host / artist show at your time
  Twyndyllyngs Live Chez Mosc

poster

Please visit the chat
 Forum index » Clavia Nord Modular » Nord Modular G2 Discussion
G2 keyboard main board replacement & G2 life expectancy
Post new topic   Reply to topic Moderators: Nord Modular Editors
Page 1 of 1 [3 Posts]
View unread posts
View new posts in the last week
Mark the topic unread :: View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
optical



Joined: Nov 03, 2018
Posts: 3
Location: Seattle, WA, USA

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:40 pm    Post subject: G2 keyboard main board replacement & G2 life expectancy Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

A few weeks ago, I turned my G2 keyboard on to a frozen collection of lit LEDs. After taking it to a local shop (Condor in Seattle) recommended by the US distributor, I've been told that the main board is dead. Of course, they can't order a replacement. There's a possibility that the board could be sent to Sweden for repair.

So main question: has anyone ever swapped G2 boards? Specifically, I'd think about swapping one from a G2 engine, since those are cheaper. I saw a post claiming that the boards and firmware were identical, that it just checks for a keyboard on start up, so it seems possible.

Secondary question: how worried should I be about buying another G2 and having the same thing happen? If I can't fix this one, that's a lot of money down the drain. I don't really want to have it happen again. But I love this machine and there's nothing else like it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Electromagnetic Wave



Joined: Apr 28, 2013
Posts: 261
Location: Kebek
G2 patch files: 37

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi,

I think that the cable that connects the keyboard to the motherboard is attached with glue on the side of the motherboard. I imagine that it must be difficult to recover this cable without damaging it. It should be checked if there are other components fixed with glue. Same for the engine. It's all that comes to mind that could help you. I hope you find a solution.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tmmmmm



Joined: Dec 01, 2018
Posts: 1
Location: cologne

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I just had the same thought for a rehousing-project ... creating a diy nord MICRO modular g2.

the pcbs seem to be the same, and partwise there no difference but a elko-cap added on the eninge - still the microprocessors are labelled differently and so i guess it's a different firmware on them?


DSC01170.jpg
 Description:
psu-1
 Filesize:  3.93 MB
 Viewed:  16 Time(s)
This image has been reduced to fit the page. Click on it to enlarge.

DSC01170.jpg



DSC01171.jpg
 Description:
psu-2
 Filesize:  3.82 MB
 Viewed:  15 Time(s)
This image has been reduced to fit the page. Click on it to enlarge.

DSC01171.jpg



DSC01174.jpg
 Description:
g2 mainboards
 Filesize:  4.17 MB
 Viewed:  15 Time(s)
This image has been reduced to fit the page. Click on it to enlarge.

DSC01174.jpg


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic Moderators: Nord Modular Editors
Page 1 of 1 [3 Posts]
View unread posts
View new posts in the last week
Mark the topic unread :: View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Clavia Nord Modular » Nord Modular G2 Discussion
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
e-m mkii

Please support our site. If you click through and buy from
our affiliate partners, we earn a small commission.


Forum with support of Syndicator RSS
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Copyright © 2003 through 2009 by electro-music.com - Conditions Of Use