My SD1/32 has had a low battery for years but I ignored it and lived with having to reload patches / sequencer from disk. Today it powered up in a very confused state. After reset it worked for about 5 mins then froze. Now the display is stuck in the test mode where it shows characters following button presses. Also the disk drive light stays lit. It no longer makes it to keyboard calibration.
I just ordered a new battery from Syntaur today. Is there a likelihood that the now extremely drained battery is causing the boot issue or do I probably have another problem to troubleshoot after I get the new battery installed?
Thanks for advice in advance. There’s a lot of sentimental value to this synth and I want to do everything I can to keep it alive for as long as possible. It replaced a VFXsd (my first pro synth bought new) that went up in smoke years back.