My Prophet 5 wont start up!
Old 28th August 2013
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My Prophet 5 wont start up!

Help!
My old Prophet 5 wont start up.(Sequencial Circuits - 1984, midi modified)
Nothing happens when I try to turn it on, no lights, no sound, no nothing.
Worked fine a few weeks ago.
Does anyone know what could cause this issue?
Fuse?

Old 28th August 2013
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Sounds like a voice issue to me tho it could be something worse...

The P5 cylcles through the voices when tuning on start up. If ones down that can cause it to play dead.

Simple fix if so, good luck!
Old 28th August 2013
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is it at least getting power? this is the first step - so check plug, cable, switch and fuses.

on my p5 i can easily hear the transformer buzzing in the PS when i switch on.

when yours was operational could you hear it? and if so, can you hear it now?


could be as simple as a dead battery - which would make sense considering you've not been charging it for a while. if the battery is dead, the memory fails, if the memory fails, the synth wont boot.
Old 28th August 2013
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if the battery is dead, the memory fails, if the memory fails, the synth wont boot.
This wasn't the case with my rev2. The battery died and i was still able to use it as normal. Obviously minus patch storage.
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This wasn't the case with my rev2. The battery died and i was still able to use it as normal. Obviously minus patch storage.
yea mine would start but be all messed up. glitchy for want of a better word.
Old 28th August 2013
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I had to put up with mine like that for months mate and only put it in for service when the voice went bad.

Got it back the other week and it feels like having a new synth.

Just hoping i get a good run this time!
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