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I have a korg n1 and when I turn it on the display screen comes on but no words show up on it I was wondering how to fix it

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  • Miles Forman
    Miles Forman Nov 27, 2016

    Message for John Potter : Hi John. You answered a question on a dead Korg N1, and I seem to have the same problem (display back light comes on, but no patch info and no output at all.) However, I've also tried to use it as a MIDI keyboard to see if there is any MIDI output, and that's dead as well. Would this be another symptom of a dead battery, or do I have a bigger problem?

  • Ernie Dela Cruz
    Ernie Dela Cruz Nov 19, 2019

    Couldn't find any ROM battery on a Korg N1 keyboard.

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It sounds like your ROM battery, which the ROM contains and stores the patches for the keyboard, has gone completely dead and your keyboard is dead in the water. However, if you can get a MIDI to USB converter and get the battery changed, then you can reload the patches back onto the keyboard.

I have worked on a Korg M1 Workstation and have had to replace the battery(CR2032) and then had to run a program called "MIDI-OX" which also gave me access to the patches needed in order to restore the keyboard to factory patch settings.

http://www.midiox.com/

Take a look at this AFTER you have gotten the battery replaced. I will tell you that replacing most batteries is a very intricate job as, the bottom of the keyboard has to be removed, as well as a lot of the internal boards. I had to draw a diagram and mark certain pieces so I would know where they went and in what order they have to be re-attached. My advice is take it to someone who works on electronics unless you want to DIY (not recommended) to get the battery replaced.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 12, 2016

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SOURCE: we bought a korg n1 today, secondhand. it's in

Here is the link to the manual:
http://soundprogramming.net/manuals/Korg_N1_N5_Manual.pdf

Yes, you will need an amp (or headphones)

Posted on Dec 24, 2009

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