søndag 22. april 2012
SY77 floppy drive repair/replacement
The display backlight is a bit dim too, I have found a replacement on Ebay that I may buy.
All in all a very nice machine, one of the last in the line that started with the DX7.
To open the synth, put it upside down on something soft. Unscrew all the screws you can see on the underside - 20 in all on my SY77. Carefully lift the bottom plate and push it towards the front of the synth as soon as it clears the edge of the plastic parts.
The floppy is screwed to the bracket with four black screws. Remove them and you will have access to the drive belt.
After removing the bracket, it was very easy to spot the problem - the drive belt had snapped. Replacements are available online for around $17, so this should be an easy fix :)