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#1711192 - 01/20/21 05:44 PM Buying used VS8f-3 boards without setup disk
Technomania Offline
Space Cadet


Registered: 01/02/18
Posts: 11
Loc: Boston, MA USA
Hi All,
There seem to be a few VS8f-3 boards out there in auction land but many don't come with the Roland setup disk. If you already have an "authorized VS8f-3 board in your machine adding a second board is no problem as the first board is the "key card" and that authorizes both cards in that unit. However if you buy or move a VS8f-3 board without the setup disk or move it to an unauthorized machine you have a board that won't function until it's authorized. Just order a replacement setup disk from Roland parts dept. It'll take 4-6 weeks to arrive as they come from Japan.I think they're only like $10 plus shipping. BTW, the setup disk authorizes only the Roland plugins. Mine just arrived and now I've got 2 machines authorized. I'm wondering if no longer available plugin disks can be copied and installed on other machines?

Cheers,
Techno
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Heavy Roland user: VS2000cd, VGA-7 amp, VG-99, Integra-7, VR-730, KC-550

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#1711397 - 01/21/21 11:26 AM Re: Buying used VS8f-3 boards without setup disk [Re: Technomania]
keeppracticing Offline
Planeteer


Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 1250
Loc: Atlanta
Unfortunately, you can't copy the plugin discs. You only get to install them one time, and, once you do, the 3 card they're installed with becomes the 'key' 3 card. Without the key 3 card present in the VS unit, the plugins won't work.
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#1712843 - 01/27/21 12:11 PM Re: Buying used VS8f-3 boards without setup disk [Re: keeppracticing]
GazLowe Offline
Planeteer


Registered: 09/04/04
Posts: 61
Loc: Bradford
Hi

I have the exact same ‘problem’, I picked up a vs2400 and surprisingly is had a vs8f3 card fitted, however it wasn’t installed. What address did you contact to get a new disc?

Thanks

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#1714067 - 02/01/21 08:16 AM Re: Buying used VS8f-3 boards without setup disk [Re: GazLowe]
Technomania Offline
Space Cadet


Registered: 01/02/18
Posts: 11
Loc: Boston, MA USA
I just contacted Roland in CA.
You have to do it through email. After a few days they'll send you an email back with the cost and phone # to call to order with a CC. You get the CD in about a month.

Techno
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Heavy Roland user: VS2000cd, VGA-7 amp, VG-99, Integra-7, VR-730, KC-550

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