Casio CZ5000 save/load RAM cartridge problems

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Casio CZ5000 save/load RAM cartridge problems

Postby goreycaster » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:06 pm

Greetings everyone. I'm new around here. My name is Gorey. Nice to meet you! I need help before I go insane! I have an awesome Casio CZ5000 that I absolutely love. As I am planning on using this synth live I forked out on an RA-3 RAM Cartridge. After 2 nights of trying to make it work and replacing the cartridge battery, I have given up. I have followed the manual to the letter and whenever I try and save/load anything I keep getting the *ERROR* message. I don't know if it's a synth problem or a cartridge problem but can anyone help me out? Has anyone has this problem or know anything I can do. I am not ready to give up on this thing yet as I love it. Plus I don't want to sell either the synth or the cartridge knowing that one of them may be broken.
Any advice is highly appreciated. Thanks
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Re: Casio CZ5000 save/load RAM cartridge problems

Postby rhino » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:13 pm

IIRC - which is a crap-shoot - The CZ5000 and the CZ-1 both take the RA-6 memory cart.

Any other CZ owners out there? Help!

*** EDIT ***
Well, was wrong. Synthark says the RA-3 will work on the CZ5k.
1) battery in wrong?
2) contacts dirty,bent?
3) do you need to initialize the cart first?
4) broken,loose ribbon cable from the cart socket?
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Re: Casio CZ5000 save/load RAM cartridge problems

Postby goreycaster » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:15 pm

Yes, I was advised to buy the RA-3. I am going to research the differences now. I changed the battery today but I will double check. All the contacts are straight but I will remove the cover and inspect the condition of the contacts and the ribbon cable. I think its due for a service anyway. Thanks for the advice!
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