Yamaha FB01 - Patches don't save on power off (battery?)

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Yamaha FB01 - Patches don't save on power off (battery?)

Postby blavatsky » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:30 pm

Hello - I recently got a cheap Yamaha FB01 (I know , I know you're super jealous, calm down) and i'm trying to do some basic patch editing and bank dumping.

I have the MIDI side worked out - I can dump banks (although it seems like they always go in bank 1?) and edit and save patches. When I power back on the next day though, all of that is gone.

Does this sound like a bad battery, or just i'm missing a step to 'commit' these RAM banks to memory before shutdown? If it is a bad battery, what do I need to replace it with/is it simple?

Also, it seems the only way to specify to send a bank to bank 2 is by editing the hex (which I tried) but it was hit or miss. Anyone do this with an FB01/TX/DX11 type synth with luck?

Thanks
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Re: Yamaha FB01 - Patches don't save on power off (battery?)

Postby blavatsky » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:02 pm

Well seemed to be an old CR2032 battery.

Replaced it, still nothing.....ugh. Then read up, realized you can't just pop in a regular one, you have to get a solder tag/tab one and solder it back in. Live and learn.
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Re: Yamaha FB01 - Patches don't save on power off (battery?)

Postby meatballfulton » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:51 pm

When replacing soldered-in batteries, always buy a socket and solder that in so you can use regular batteries.
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