Efrem, from Italy have done many improvements inside that make the Roland JD-800 more robust and easy to maintenance.
A great video from a synth lover.
He turned the Roland JD-800 in a module, removed the keybed and improved it.
(Video updated in 21, June 2017)
Click the link to watch the video at Youtube: Roland JD-800 _ Modifiche hardware
The video show all parts he serviced. Very good ideas.
Pay atention to details and you will be surprised. I comment only a few.
Well, he removed the damaged keybed. here in the blog you will see another modification such like this.
The headphones output in front make it easier.
The joystick was placed apart and it is on a temporary support.
The plastic over the card place is a great idea. Protect against contact with the flat cable and prevent also agaist dust.
I say dust? Oh my god! He made a total cleanup! Dust inside is the great problem of the JDs.
Another great idea was to improve heat dissipation in the power source.
The connectors are no longer soldiers which greatly facilitates maintenance.
Love to see all that. Thanks Efrem, our congratulations!
UPDATE: This one is an update from him but due restrictions you need to click at the Youtube link to see it.