Page 1 of 1 1
Topic Options
#1711192 - 01/20/21 04:44 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
_________________________
Heavy Roland user: VS2000cd, VGA-7 amp, VG-99, Integra-7, VR-730, KC-550

Top
#1711397 - 01/21/21 10:26 AM Re: Buying used VS8f-3 boards without setup disk [Re: Technomania]
keeppracticing Offline
Planeteer


Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 1244
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.
Top
#1712843 - 01/27/21 11:11 AM Re: Buying used VS8f-3 boards without setup disk [Re: keeppracticing]
GazLowe Offline
Planeteer


Registered: 09/04/04
Posts: 58
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

Top
#1714067 - 02/01/21 07:16 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
_________________________
Heavy Roland user: VS2000cd, VGA-7 amp, VG-99, Integra-7, VR-730, KC-550

Top
Page 1 of 1 1


Hop to:
Shout Box

Who's Online
5 registered (Brian Glock, dgh1952, PlumbBob, Wingnut13, 1 invisible) and 8 anonymous users online.
Top Posters
53071
Jazzooo
48393
Al
40367
Timster
40001
Silversmith
37359
Ismellelephant
32942
Tom Mix
31121
Mooseboy
29936
Popmann
29890
gonzo
28773
NOK
28706
moontan
28702
C Jo Go
26614
flatcat
26542
Doughboy
24299
Marty Gilman
23691
paulb
23376
RGR
21705
Gretsch 6120
21692
fabulousthunderbird
21125
fonts
19798
Vanillagrits
19598
vvvm
19466
String Jammer
19436
glensimonds
18923
T57Strat
18894
GAMBLE
18791
Jammer
18182
SteveW
17935
JazAddict
17600
GAWZDigitalUnderground
17522
Geo
17300
Hano
16906
Dave Morris
16566
Slabraton
16448
Liquidirt
16212
slotz
16175
Delso
16112
Milkman
16077
ulank
Forum Stats
21240 Members
25 Forums
144831 Topics
1671384 Posts

Max Online: 290 @ 11/19/19 07:32 PM
Newest Members
Mud303, dzintarsat, Sergiob, BEVS, sfehn
21240 Registered Users

Generated in 0.023 seconds in which 0.018 seconds were spent on a total of 13 queries. Zlib compression disabled.