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D-110 ZONE SPECS - Dimensions - Power - ROM - RAM
D-110 ZONE BATTERY REPLACEMENT - Internal Battery DIY
D-110 ZONE ACCESSORIES - Hardware Programmer - RAM Cards
D-110 ZONE ERROR MESSAGES - Common Error Messages And Troubleshooting


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POWER_TRANSISTORS
I buy a LOT of broken gear on eBay and I'm able to fix about 90% of everything I find. It's usually a simple fix. If you have a synth with no power or intermittent problems after it warms up, it's probably due to the fact that back in the 1980's Roland and other synth makers used sub-par solder and/or not enough solder to hold components in place. After 30+ years, the solder begins to break down and hairline fractures appear. This occurs at a higher rate for components which generate a lot of heat like Bridge Rectifiers, Power Transistors, large Electrolytic Capacitors, power input jacks and audio sockets which get a lot of use. The best approach is to use a magnifying glass and carefully inspect the backside of the circuit board. If you spot any suspect areas, re-flow a hefty amount of NEW solder


Dump to MIDI Rejected - F@#%&! Error Message!!! - Yeah! I was going crazy trying to stop this fun little error message from happening while performing a simple Bulk Dump of all the Patches. I finally figured out what the problem was. Set SYSTEM OVERFLOW = OFF. It's very confusing as to why this would interfere with a Bulk Dump command. My D-110 has an older ROM IC (v1.06) which may be the cause. This error looks like it was fixed in ROM IC v1.11 and higher. This is how to make it make it work with any ROM IC version...
Get rid of the annoying "Dump to MIDI Rejected" error message

Press [ SYSTEM ] and the display should read:
     SYSTEM
     Master Tune=442


Press [ PARAMETER GROUP △ ] four times and the display should read:
     SYSTEM
     Overflow = ON


Press [ PARAMETER BANK ▽ ] once and the display should read:
     SYSTEM
     Overflow = OFF


Press [ EXIT ] then dump all the Patches via SysEx
Dump all the Patches via SysEx

Press [ WRITE/COPY ] and the display should read:
     Save To Card
     Sound


Press [ PARAMETER GROUP △ ] twice and the display should read:
     Dump One Way
     Sound


Press [ PARAMETER BANK △ ] twice and the display should read:
     Dump One Way
     All


Press [ ENTER ] and the display should read:
     Dump One Way
     All           Sure?


(Prepare Your SysEx Program To Receive Data)


Press [ WRITE/COPY ] and the display should read:
     Complete
Note: I've seen several posts online about slowing down the transmit speed of the SysEx program to help eliminate SysEx transmission errors because the computer speed is too fast. I've been using a 3GHz Mac, Scarlet 2i4 MIDI interface and Snoize Generic SysEx Librarian. The transmit speeds are completely maxed out. I have tried it both fast and slow and it doesn't seem to make any difference for my setup. Bulk Dumps and Bulk Loads work fine either way for me. Other users have reported that SysEx related erorr messages occur when using el‑cheapo inexpensive MIDI interfaces and sub-standard MIDI cables. If this error persists, a quality MIDI interface and/or higher grade MIDI cables are recommended




* * * FAQ: D-110 * * *
QUESTION ANSWER
Where Can I Find An Owner's Manual For The D‑110? HAZARDOUS MANUAL
The D‑110 Owner's Manuals is one of the worst manuals ever written. It is chaotic and extremely difficult to follow. The complicated menu architecture of the D‑110 deserves a better guide but this is all that is available online


        D-110 D-110 Owner's Manual (v.90-11)


FREE Owner's Manuals for almost every synthesizer and effects device can be found at

        D-110 midimanuals.com
Where Can I Find Service Manuals And Schematics?         D-110 D-110 Service Notes (v.88-6)

Gigantic collection of Service Manuals w/schematics at this link. The highest quality PDF's on the Internet

        D-110 synfo.nl
What Does The D‑110 Sound Like? The eight demo songs inside the D-110       U-20 Demo Song D-110 Demo Songs

A selection of some factory presets        D-110 SynthMania
How Do I Restore The D‑110 Factory Preset Patches Or Load An Alternate Set Of Patches? To restore the Factory Preset Patches, you will need a Mac, PC or LINUX computer with a generic SysEx loader program. It is also possible to quickly restore the Factory Preset Patches if you have an optional RAM Data Card*

[ WARNING!!! Everything in the internal memory will be erased! ]

To perform a Bulk Load


1) Use your computer's SysEx program to SEND the factory preset file d-110_Factory_Presets.SYX. The load process is automatic

2) Nothing will be shown on the the LCD display however, the green MIDI RECEIVE LED should blink during the load process

3) If the Patches won't load or if you receive a Dump to MIDI Rejected error message, change the SYSTEM OVERFLOW = OFF setting here


If the Bulk Dump procedure did not work, verify the following

     Connect MIDI Out and MIDI In cables between the D‑110 and the computer
     Is the D‑110 set to the correct SysEx Channel?
          Press [ SYSTEM ]
          Press [ PARAMETER GROUP △ ] three times
          The display should read: SYSTEM - Exclu Unit#= 17
          If not, press [ PARAMETER BANK △ or ▽ ] and set Exclu Unit#= 17
          Press [ EXIT ] to resume normal play mode

* Info about restoring Factory Preset Patches from an optional RAM Data Card here
How Do I Save All Of The Internal Patches And Timbres Of A D‑110? To save all internal Patches and Timbres, you will need a Mac, PC or LINUX computer with a generic SysEx saver program

To Perform A Bulk Dump

     Press [ WRITE/COPY ] and the display should read: Save To Card - Sound
     Press [ PARAMETER GROUP △ ] twice and the display should read: Dump One Way - Sound
     Press [ PARAMETER BANK △ ] twice and the display should read: Dump One Way - All
     Press [ ENTER ] twice and the display should read: Dump One Way - All - Sure?
     (Prepare Your SysEx Program To Receive Data)

     Press [ WRITE/COPY ] and the display should read: Complete
     Use your computer's SysEx program to save the Bulk Dump as a *.SYX file
     Press [ EXIT ] to resume normal play mode

If the Bulk Dump procedure did not work, verify the following

     Connect MIDI Out and MIDI In cables between the D‑110 and the computer
     Is the D‑110 set to the correct SysEx Channel?
          Press [ SYSTEM ]
          Press [ PARAMETER GROUP △ ] three times
          The display should read: SYSTEM - Exclu Unit#= 17
          If not, press [ PARAMETER BANK △ or ▽ ] and set Exclu Unit#= 17
          Press [ EXIT ] to resume normal play mode

If you receive a Dump to MIDI Rejected error message, change the SYSTEM OVERFLOW = OFF setting here
I Can't Get The D‑110 To Communicate With My Computer When Using A Librarian, SysEx Program Or Sequencer. What Should I Check? NOTE: Sometimes, the MIDI send and receive settings on a computer are too fast for the U‑20 MIDI buffer to handle. If you experience communication errors such as MIDI Buffer Full!, try setting the MIDI buffer size in your computer's SysEx program to a smaller value

Is the D‑110 set to SysEx Device ID = 17?
          Press [ SYSTEM ]
          Press [ PARAMETER GROUP △ ] three times
          The display should read: SYSTEM - Exclu Unit#= 17
          If not, press [ PARAMETER BANK △ or ▽ ] and set Exclu Unit#= 17
          Press [ EXIT ] to resume normal play mode

Is the computer Sound Card, MIDI Controller, SysEx Librarian, etc... set to MIDI Channel 1?
Is the computer Sound Card, MIDI Controller, SysEx Librarian, sending MIDI data to the D‑110?
Make sure the patch librarian or SysEx program can send and receive SysEx data to and from the D‑110
Do you have two MIDI cables connected? Two are required because SysEx uses both MIDI IN and MIDI OUT
How Do I Change The Internal Back‑Up Battery? CR2450 Battery Replacing the battery on a D‑110 was the easiest ones I have encountered to date. There is a battery holder already installed. Just pop the cover off and change the battery

         MKS-50 D-110 Battery Replacement Guide
How Do Initialize The D‑110? !!! WARNING !!!
Everything In The Internal Memory Will Be Erased. Everything... As In EVERYTHING!
Back-up Your Patches Before Initializing Your Synth.


HAZARD ICON


D-110 Factory Reset (see WARNING!!!)
     While holding [ WRITE/COPY ], turn on the power
     Press [ ENTER ] to confirm
Where Can I Get D‑110 Questions Answered? A popular online forum for getting a lot of synthesizer related questions answered is at gearsz.com;

         D-110 http://gearsz.com




* * * ROM IC VERSIONS * * *
D-110 ROM

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IC19 on the PCB

VER. 1.01  [ 88/xx/xx ]
VER. 1.02  [ 88/xx/xx ]
VER. 1.03  [ 88/xx/xx ]
VER. 1.04  [ Not Used ]
VER. 1.05  [ Not Used ]
VER. 1.06  [ 88/04/05 ]
VER. 1.07  [ 88/06/14 ]
VER. 1.08  [ 88/xx/xx ]
VER. 1.09  [ 88/xx/xx ]
VER. 1.10  [ 88/08/30 ]
VER. 1.11  [ 89/xx/xx ]
VER. 1.12  [ 89/12/22 ]
VER. 1.13* [ 90/05/23 ]
* Final ROM IC Version
D-110 ZONEBug fixes for the D110 ROM IC are numerous. A separate page dedicated to the 50+ incidents, revisions and descriptions compiled from service bulletins and service manuals is here. Also included is a link to get the v1.13 firmware binary

       D-110 D-110 ROM IC Bug Fixes




* * * D‑110 SPECS * * *
        WIDTH                 DEPTH                  HEIGHT         WEIGHT
19' (482 mm) 11 1/4' (286 mm) 1 3/4' (44 mm) 8 lb. 3 oz. (3.7 kg)
POWER VOICES Multitimbral INTERFACE
12W 32 9 Parts 2 Mix Outs / 6 Individual Outs / MIDI IN - OUT - THRU
YEAR PRICE (USD) ROM RAM
1988 $995 256 Waveforms 64 Patches / 128 Timbres / 128 Preset Tones / 64 Programmable Tones / 1 Rhythm Set
INTERNAL BATTERY**
P/N: CR2032 **       D-110 Battery Replacement DIY       CR2032 Battery




* * * ACCESSORIES * * *
PG-10 PROGRAMMER

Bypass chaotic front panel editing of the D-110 with this baby

PG-10 PROGRAMMER PG-10 PROGRAMMER
PCM Memory Cards

The slot labeled "MEMORY CARD" on the front of the D‑110 is for use with Roland Memory Cards M‑128D, M‑256(D/E/G) or M‑512(D/E/G). These PCM RAM Cards allow storage for additional Patches and Timbres. The M‑256 and M‑512 RAM cards will work exactly the same. However, using an M‑512 RAM Card is overkill because the extra memory on the card is not accessed. The D‑110 was originally designed to work with the smaller RAM Cards... before the larger M‑512 RAM Cards were manufactured. Using an M‑512 RAM Card is overkill because the extra memory on the card is not accessed. The Owner's Manual also states that using an M‑128D card will not enable the use of Patches 51 to 88 or Tones 33 to 64. Not enough room. The M‑128D card looks like a big hassle. Pay the extra $$$ for a larger card :^)

When inserting a PCM RAM Card for the first time or if the card contains data from a different model synthesizer, a message will appear on the LCD Display;
   Illegal Card
   Card Formatting
   OK?
To continue, press [ ENTER ] and the card will be formatted
Press [ EXIT ] to continue

TROUBLESHOOTING
A visitor to the GR‑1 Homepage passed along some very useful info about troubleshooting a once working 256 RAM Card. Thanks for the info, Al! The problem was the error message "NOT GR1" would display but the system would not allow the card to be formatted. The solution was to perform a Full Copy (Dump) of the patches to the card. When the message "FORMAT?" is displayed, press "YES". The "COPY COMPLETED" message will appear. You can now read and write to the card. The standard "FORMAT" option only works for brand new un‑formated and un‑corrupted cards. If you are experiencing 256 RAM Card or 512 RAM Card problems on your D‑110, similar actions might be the solution

When inserting or removing cards from the "RAM CARD" slot, always make sure the switch on top of the card is set to the PROTECT position to prevent accidental erasure of any data. These cards use an internal lithium coin cell battery which the owner's manual says to replace every 2 years. However, I have found my battery lasting anywhere from 5 to 7 years. The replacement battery is P/N: CR2016

         U-20 Homepage M-512E Owner's Manual (Japanese / French / German / English)
RAM CardPCM Card
LOAD ALL Patches From RAM Card To Internal Memory

Press [ WRITE/COPY ]
Press [ PARAMETER GROUP △ ] once. The display shows:
     Load From Card
     Sound
Press [ PARAMETER BANK △ ] twice. The display shows:
     Load From Card
     All

Press [ ENTER ]. The display asks Sure?
Press [ WRITE/COPY ] to confirm. The display briefly shows:
     Complete


Note: If after pressing [ WRITE/COPY ] the display shows:
     MemProtected
     Turn off once?

Simply press [ ENTER ] to continue

Alternatively, instead of choosing ALL, you can also load individual Sounds and Rhythm Setups from the RAM Card
     Sound (Loads only the Tone, Timbre and Patch)
     Rhythm Setup (Loads only the Rhythm Setup)
     All (Loads the Tone, Timbre, Patch and Rhythm Setup)
SAVE ALL Patches From Internal Memory To A RAM Card

Make sure the PROTECT switch on the RAM Card is OFF

Press [ WRITE/COPY ]
Press [ PARAMETER BANK △ ] twice. The display shows:
     Save to Card
     All
Press [ ENTER ]. The display asks Sure?
Press [ WRITE/COPY ] to confirm. The display briefly shows:
     Complete


Alternatively, instead of choosing ALL, you can also save individual Sounds and Rhythm Setups from the RAM Card
     Sound (Saves only the Tone, Timbre and Patch)
     Rhythm Setup (Saves only the Rhythm Setup)
     All (Saves the Tone, Timbre, Patch and Rhythm Setup)




 ERROR MESSAGES  RESOLUTION
  Check
  Internal Battery       
  The internal battery has died MKS-50 Battery Replacement Guide
  Check
  Card's Battery
  The battery for memory backup in the optional memory card (M-512E, M‑256E, M‑256D or M-128D is low. Replace it with a new one (CR2016)
  Memory Protected
  Turn off once?
  The Memory Protect in the D‑110 is set to ON. Push the WRITE/COPY button to continue writing, and push the EXIT button to leave the mode
  Card Protected
  The protect switch on the memory card is set to the ON position. Set it to the OFF position
  Card Write Error
  Data is not correctly written on the memory card. Check if the memory card is correctly and securely connected to the D‑110, then repeat saving
  Write Number Err
  This appears when you are using the M‑128D memory card but you've tried to use Patches 51 to 88 or Tones 33 to 64 which do not exist on the M‑128D. Check the Patch or Tone number, then repeat saving
  No Space
  This appears when you try to write Patches on a memory card that contains data for D‑10/D‑20
  No Data
  This appears when you try to load Patches from a memory card that contains data for the D‑10
  Card Not Ready
  No memory card is connected or a memory card is not connected securely. Insert the card securely
  Read Only Card
  Couldn't Write 
  You have tried to save data onto a ROM card. Data cannot be written onto a ROM card
  Illegal Card 
  The memory card you use does not contain any data or data other than the D‑110. To write data onto a memory card for the D‑110, take "Internal Memory Card" copying procedure on page 85 of the Owner's Manual

   See the Troubleshooting Section if you experiencing problems during format MKS-50 PCM Memory Cards
  Exclusive Buffer
  Full 
  This appears when the D‑110 receives excess Exclusive messages
  Exclusive Data
  Checksum Error 
  This is Check-sum error of Exclusive messages (Straight from the Owner's Manual. Duh!?!)
  Handshake Mode
  Timeout Occured 
  When performing Handshake Dump, the D‑110 is not connected to an external device which is to receive the D‑110's Exclusive messages or the Unit number is not set to the same number
  Dump to MIDI
  Rejected 
  In Handshake Dump mode, the external device rejects data transferred from the D‑110, such as when the external device is playing
  Check here for a solution to this error message. Other users have reported that this message occurs when using el‑cheapo inexpensive MIDI interfaces and sub-standard MIDI cables. Try using quality devices and better cables




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