Upgrade K2000 OS1.00C to OS2.07C and P-RAM
2007-04-01 14:53:32 GMT
Two questions to the peeps in the ML.
The first one is fairly simple. I'm looking for a cheap "maximum P-RAM"
upgrade. Either from a Distributor in Germany (it seems like PPE bought
up another third party provider and stomped all K2000 stuff) or from
somebody who wants to sell it for dirt cheap.
The second one is a bit more delicate for sure:
I'm having a Kurzweil K2000 here, OS is still V1.00 (Calvin). The K2k is
in good shape, the disc drive was replaced once, I'm using a ZIP drive
with it (SCSI) where I stored all my patches on it (thank god it's in
DOS form) and I also put 16MB in 4x4MB SIMM chips into it. No further
options, everything is the default setup.
I still have two OS chips lying around however that never really worked
for me. Those are v2.07C (Engine Chips Lo U3 and Hi U6). I always tried
to put them into the K2k directly, but all I see after that, are blank
patches, there is no sound output and I can access jack sh*t to be honest.
I know however, that if I want to get OS3.87 someday, that I need to do
some soldering stuff to trick out the system that there is a new OS in
it. And I slowly have a feeling that this is the case in terms of OS2.xx
So my question to the people in this ML - does anybody maybe have a
detailed manual, how I can upgrade my OS from v1.00 to v2.07 (even
though it's not helping much other than being able to upgrade to v3.87
without further soldering) with just the Engine Chips?
Soldering is definitely no problem (as long as I'm careful working), but
I finally want to revive my K2000 again as it's a bit too powerful for
using it as a simple MIDI controller only.
Thanks for the help and have a nice day