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Posted on: April 27, 2019 @ 06:08 AM
chensa
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Hi,

I have most of my files on a smart card, but I like to back up to a thumb drive or load old libraries via a thumb drives.

Today, the ES doesn’t see the files on the thumb drive.  Yes, they’re there, but it doesn’t see it and yes, I’ve tried multiple thumb drives.

I’m sure I’ll have to get a professional to look at it, but thought there may be some other suggestions.

Thanks.

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Posted on: April 27, 2019 @ 08:31 AM
chensa
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As an update, when I go to MOUNT the drive DOES NOT show.  As I said, the files are there so I don’t know what’s going on.  I need to get this fixed but hoping someone out there has an answer before going to the repair shop.

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Posted on: April 27, 2019 @ 10:23 AM
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If a USB drive isn’t recognized at all, first make sure that the File mode [SF1]CURRENT setting is “USB”, not “CARD”.

See Page 30 of the ES Owner’s Manual.

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Posted on: April 29, 2019 @ 04:47 AM
chensa
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It is set to USB.  Does not see files.

Btw, I’ve owned this keyboard for Over 10 years

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Posted on: April 29, 2019 @ 06:38 AM
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chensa - 29 April 2019 04:47 AM

It is set to USB.  Does not see files.

Btw, I’ve owned this keyboard for Over 10 years

If the drives you’ve tried are ones that you previously had no trouble with over the past ten years, then it appears it’s time for a technician to determine what’s wrong.

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Posted on: April 29, 2019 @ 07:52 PM
chensa
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I did a factory reset and it seemed to fix the problem (fingers crossed).

In the meantime I want to check the battery.  Where can I find how to get to the battery in the manual? Or a link?

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Posted on: April 30, 2019 @ 02:35 AM
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There is no battery.

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Posted on: April 30, 2019 @ 02:58 AM
chensa
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Then why do I find various articles on this forum regarding replacing the battery on the motif ES?

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Posted on: April 30, 2019 @ 03:22 AM
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chensa - 30 April 2019 02:58 AM

Then why do I find various articles on this forum regarding replacing the battery on the motif ES?

Because there are people who don’t know better.

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Posted on: April 30, 2019 @ 07:35 AM
chensa
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FYI....from Yamaha.  You are mistaken, Spin....

The only battery in the MOTIF ES is a lithium type that holds the user memory when the unit it powered off. Like all batteries of this type eventually it no longer will hold a charge (like a watch battery) and the only way to replace it is to have it serviced. You could certainly try doing that yourself but it is not recommended. You would have to open the chassis and locate it in order to replace it.

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Posted on: April 30, 2019 @ 08:17 AM
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chensa - 30 April 2019 07:35 AM

FYI....from Yamaha.  You are mistaken, Spin....

First of all, my user name is ”5pinDIN”, but it’s obvious that details escape you.

 

chensa -

The only battery in the MOTIF ES is a lithium type that holds the user memory when the unit it powered off. Like all batteries of this type eventually it no longer will hold a charge (like a watch battery) and the only way to replace it is to have it serviced. You could certainly try doing that yourself but it is not recommended. You would have to open the chassis and locate it in order to replace it.

Secondly, I have no idea where you got that incorrect information “from Yamaha”. There are certainly ill-informed people who work for Yamaha, though.

Just to make it clear to anyone else who might read this…
There’s no battery in a Motif ES!

For your information:
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:znmVRE0ZMzIJ:http://faq.yamaha.com/us/en/article/musical-instruments/keyboards/synthesizers/motif_xf/motif_xf8/5002/8990/

Of course, please feel free to rip into your ES and find the non-existent battery, or have someone charge you for “replacing the battery”.

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