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My V-synth XT needs a new encoder

Postby coyote14 » 16:35, 14 July 2011

My V-synth XT has a failure with its "Value" encoder. Its action gets weird for an unknow reason (no chock, no moisture, nothing wrong??)

Does anybody has an address where I could order this encoder. I will replace it by myself.

Cheers
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Re: My V-synth XT needs a new encoder

Postby coyote14 » 21:59, 18 July 2011

Mmmh...nobody?
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Re: My V-synth XT needs a new encoder

Postby IgorCristo » 23:52, 18 July 2011

Have you done a factory reset?? It could help you........
If this doesn't work I don't know anything else to help you. You could also try Roland support, explaining your problem.

I hope this helps!! Remember to backup your work before the factory reset!!
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Re: My V-synth XT needs a new encoder

Postby BobTheDog » 17:38, 30 September 2011

Hi.

Did you find a solution for this as mine has gone wonky as well?

Thanks

Andy
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Re: My V-synth XT needs a new encoder

Postby pbk » 05:18, 1 October 2011

I too had to replace mine last year and got it from Brian Hendrix at HendrixSound in Kissimmee (brian at hendrixsound.com). I highly recommend their services.

For the Alps encoder and knob, parts are:

03565789 Value Knob
03231912 Rotary Encoder w/Push-Switch

If you know how to solder, it should be a fairly easy task, although you have to disassembly the front panel removing first the sides and detaching several flat ribbon cables to have access to the panel. The encoder is soldered quite well and there is a huge ground plane (the Japanese really know how to make'em right!) so you will need a good solder iron or station with a fast temp ramp to avoid causing any damage to the board, especially while removing the old one.

If any of the words above cause you anxiety, I recommend you send the V-Synth to them for repair instead.

Cheers.
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Re: My V-synth XT needs a new encoder

Postby coyote14 » 22:17, 9 December 2015

So much time has passed since I had this problem...thanks for answering!

I fixed my issue by changing the whole encoder card. It was not so expansive (something like 30€, if I remember right). It is quite easy to change, no soldering was necessary.
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Re: My V-synth XT needs a new encoder

Postby NdstrialStrength » 23:54, 2 January 2016

Do you remember where you got the encoder card or the part number? Thank you.
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Re: My V-synth XT needs a new encoder

Postby lost fret » 14:06, 10 January 2016

seconding the request for manufacturer and part number of an appropriate
push-button encoder (and possibly encoder card? whatever that is)!

about to pull the trigger on a v-synth xt with a problematic encoder.
would really love to have the machine in perfect working order as quickly
as possible. Help would be VERY appreciated!
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Re: My V-synth XT needs a new encoder

Postby Percivale » 04:32, 9 February 2016

Same here. Potentially a value knob that isn't working so well. What's the best or recommended fix?
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Re: My V-synth XT needs a new encoder

Postby lost fret » 19:59, 10 February 2016

pulled the trigger, very happy with the v-synth and the d-50. didn't dive into the vocal designer much yet.

still looking for the encoder. for the time being using inc & dec buttons, combined with shift
or pressing and holding one after another, both satisfyingly fast options. the num pad also.
starting to forget there's even any need for a knob.

frustrated with the lack of user experience, though. might have to e-mail roland. wonder if that works?
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Re: My V-synth XT needs a new encoder

Postby PauloF » 15:14, 11 February 2016

lost fret wrote:pulled the trigger, very happy with the v-synth and the d-50. didn't dive into the vocal designer much yet.

still looking for the encoder. for the time being using inc & dec buttons, combined with shift
or pressing and holding one after another, both satisfyingly fast options. the num pad also.
starting to forget there's even any need for a knob.

frustrated with the lack of user experience, though. might have to e-mail roland. wonder if that works?


I believe that there's a lot of V-Synth user experience over here, however not always a bad one!

I had my XT for 7 years with no problems at all, and I still regret the hour when I had to let her go...
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Re: My V-synth XT needs a new encoder

Postby Orinoko » 21:22, 22 May 2017

Hi, guys. As this topic is incomplete I wanted to share my experience how I fixed that "V-synth XT encoder" problem.
My XT's encoder starts to behave strangely four month ago, for example, if you turn it clockwise, number going down (anticlockwise), etc. It is not end of the world, but uncomfortable. So, after I changed the screen panel in my Korg M3, I became proud of myself and brave enough to fix V-synth XT.

I am in UK, so I called Roland UK, and nice guy Steve Barret asked me couple of questions and found the spare part I needed.
"Thank you for your enquiry we have the V-Synth XT Encoder board  in stock . £42.07 including delivery and vat. The part numbers is 72909545".
It arrived quickly and I spent about 1.5 hours to install it (with 2-3 coffee breaks). I am not techy person, but now encoder is working flawlessly.
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Re: My V-synth XT needs a new encoder

Postby Silagemaker » 17:26, 12 June 2017

To update the update above:)
If you can solder at all buying the potentiometer and knob is way cheaper than the whole board.
Part number 03231912.
£10.56 plus delivery.
The complete board is as above post says £49.50 including postage.(Ireland)
Steve Barret is a really nice guy but it will take 4 to 5 weeks to arrive from Japan .
Still. Good on Roland for still supporting it.
Pity website doesn't mention it.
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