How to Repair a Roland Digital Piano

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How to Repair a Roland Digital Piano
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Roland produces digital grand pianos, upright pianos and professional digital pianos for recording or performing, as well as digital harpsichords and digital keyboard accessories. These products have many electronic features, and you may occasionally experience trouble operating them or glitches.

This guide is based on the manual for the RP-201 digital upright piano, available on Roland's website as of January, 2011. You can also check your user's manual for complete troubleshooting information or contact Roland's Product Support Department for help.

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  1. 1

    Make sure the AC adaptor is connected correctly if the piano will not turn on. The adaptor connects to the jack on the rear panel of the piano and attaches with a power cord to a power outlet. The AC adaptor has an indicator light, which will light up when the power cord is plugged in; if the light does not turn on, purchase a new AC adaptor for your keyboard.

  2. 2

    Make sure the pedal cord is connected firmly to the pedal connector on the rear of the piano if the pedal is not working. The piano must be turned off when you connect or disconnect the cord.

  3. 3

    Make sure the volume on the piano and on any connected equipment is turned up if you don't hear any sound from the piano. The speakers will also not work if headphones are connected or if a plug or adaptor is inserted into the headphone jack.

  4. 4

    Set Local Control to "On." If Local Control is set to "Off," no sound will be produced by playing back a song. Set Local Control to "On" by holding down the "Song" button and pressing "Metronome." Then press and hold the "Others" button and use the "-" or "+" buttons to select "L.Ct." Release "Others" to see the current setting and use the "-" and "+" buttons to change Local Control to "On" or "Off."

  5. 5

    Make sure you have not set the keyboard to transpose if you are hearing the wrong pitches from the keyboard or playback. To set the transposition to normal, hold down the "Transpose" button and press down the "-" and "+" buttons simultaneously.

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    Check for error messages on the piano's display if you are experiencing a problem. The message "E51" means there is a problem with the system. If you are unable to solve the problem using the troubleshooting guide in your user's manual and still see this message, contact the Roland support centre.

  7. 7

    Reset the piano to factory settings if you think you may have changed something by accident and are unable to fix it. All functions will be restored to their original settings, but songs will not be erased from the internal memory. Hold down the "Song" button and then the "Metronome" button to enter Function mode. Hold down "Others" and use "-" or "+" to select "Fct." Release the "Others" button, and the "Play/Stop" button will blink. Press that button, and the display will indicate "Sur." Press the "Record" (circle) button to execute the reset. When it is complete, "End" will appear on the display. Turn the volume all the way down and switch power off and back on.

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