Greetings Syntaur Community,
Long time listener, first time caller. I recently acquired a Roland Juno Gi. This Juno powers up just fine, all the knobs and sliders appear to have their usual functions. I can jog the dial and see all 1200+ patches, however, I cannot get the patches/voices to sing.
(Firmware) I reset to factory defaults, updated the firmware to 1.11, still no action from the internal voices/patches.
(Other audio paths) This Juno has USB along with TRS and XLR input. Good news, if I hook up my tablet via USB, I can push the tablet’s audio through the Juno. So my USB audio pass though works, all the jacks clearly work. I can plug in a guitar or microphone and trigger all the things associated with the guitar and microphone ‘in’ meaning the record functions, effects, everything works.
(MIDI routing) I’ve also plugged in my SH01 via MIDI. Good news, if I MIDI out from the JUNO the MIDI in on the SH01, the juno triggers the SH01, so I know the keybed works. However, if I do the opposite and allow the SH01 to control the Juno, nadda. No patch noise.
If I choose ANY patches, regardless of the volume, effects, or other parameters, I get no audio. I know the 106 suffers from voice chip issues, however, the Gi doesn’t seem to utilize those same voice chips…
(hardware) I opened it up, removed all the boards, ensured all ribbon cables are tight, cleaned everything with compressed air, there’s not a burn, particle of dust, or drop of solder out of place on any of the boards. I do not have any circut testing equipment at my disposal.
Syntaur, am I out of my league? Anyone have any final tests/actions to try before I go looking for a repair shop?