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431Re: [korg_mono-poly] Re: Japanese to UK power

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  • Alan Dicker
    Apr 1, 2009
      Hi Sophie.  Congrats on getting your self one of my favorite synths.
      If your looking for an external transformer then find your local Maplins.
      they have a store search function on the site somewhere and the step down transformers aren't expensive.  around¬£15 - ¬£20  Also if you decide to go ahead and replace the internal power supply board your self then Maplins again should have all the solder and so on you will need.  I spend far to much money in that place sometimes. :o)
      But I would suggest getting an external transformer before you try anything else.  If you were to change the internal one your self or even have someone else do it for you at cost and you then went on to discover there was something wrong with the internal workings of the synth you would have no way of knowing if the problem was present before the power supply was changed. 
      All the best with your new purchase. 

      --- On Wed, 1/4/09, Florian Anwander <fanwander@...> wrote:

      From: Florian Anwander <fanwander@...>
      Subject: Re: [korg_mono-poly] Re: Japanese to UK power
      To: korg_mono-poly@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Wednesday, 1 April, 2009, 10:05 PM

      Hello Sophie

      > Is replacing the internal transformer a difficult but documented operation ?
      It is the opposite ;-) it is an easy but undocumented operation - for a
      knowledge person

      The schematics are available here
      http://fa.utfs. org/diy/korg_ monopoly/
      or here
      http://monopoly. highspies. com/manuals. html

      If this information is not enough for you, then ask someone who is able
      to use this information. In UK I can recommend Tony Allgood from
      But any other repair shop for electric musical instruments (or radio and
      TV electronics) will be able to do this. But it will be more expensive
      than a stepdown transformer.

      Example for Stepdown transformer see
      http://www.amazon. co.uk/Step- Down-Voltage- Convertor- 240V/dp/B000H9HU 5C/ref=sr_ 1_2?ie=UTF8& s=electronics& qid=1238619815& sr=8-2

      Regards, Florian

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