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#1630643 - 09/29/19 12:57 AM What is the software version of the 2000CD?
MeteorSharks Offline
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Mine says 2.0 Is there a newer one and if there is how do I get it installed? I am having intermittent problems with the OS and may have to install a newer version or reload the version I have.
Thanks
Ron

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#1630828 - 09/30/19 12:16 PM Re: What is the software version of the 2000CD? [Re: MeteorSharks]
eutak Offline
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Latest was 2.005. You can download it from Roland and install via USB.
https://www.roland.com/global/support/by_product/vs-2000cd/updates_drivers/

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#1686477 - 10/16/20 10:12 AM Re: What is the software version of the 2000CD? [Re: eutak]
901 man Offline
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Hi Could you please give me step by step details for updating the o\s to 2.005. I have downloaded the update from the roland site and read the readme file but i am on windows 10. I have also via usb copied the 4 partitians of the hard drive to my laptop. I received drive E,F,G,H which are ide 0,1,2,3 i think.
Any help would be very handy.

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#1686689 - 10/17/20 01:12 PM Re: What is the software version of the 2000CD? [Re: 901 man]
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Burn the update to a CD and put it in the VS2000 and update.
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#1687221 - 10/21/20 09:16 AM Re: What is the software version of the 2000CD? [Re: eutak]
901 man Offline
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can you give me a detailed list of instructions to update o\s via usb. I can connect to laptop via usb and have 4 drives E,F,G,H which are i believe ide0 ,1,2,3. Your advice would be appreciated.
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#1687228 - 10/21/20 12:37 PM Re: What is the software version of the 2000CD? [Re: 901 man]
dkfackler Offline
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Hello:

Instructions for USB update below. If you decide to go the CD route, PM me.

Just so you know, the system does NOT reside in the hard drive.

First, determine the version you have:

While holding down the [HARMONY] button and the TRACK/STATUS [1]
button, turn on the power of the VS-2000CD. Screen will display the following:


Version Information
Boot
Version : 1.000
Create Date : 12/08/2003
Create Time : 12:13:12
System
Version : 1.000
Create Date : 12/08/2003
Create Time : 12:13:12

Your version numbers may be different. Latest is 2.005

To exit this, press ENTER. Machine will continue normal boot sequence.

The CDROM update is probably simpler, and doesn't risk a USB dropout. You'll need the CDROM updater in either case.

--------------------------------------
UPDATE PROCEDURE via USB

Updating via USB
Required items
• UPDATE DATA CD-ROM (#17041430)
• A computer with a USB connector that is able to work with the VS-
2000CD
Use the following procedure to install the system program into the VS-
2000CD.
You will need a computer with a USB connection in order to perform the
installation.
In some cases, the data on the internal hard disk may disappear when the
update is performed.
Please back up the user data before performing the update.
Never install with “Partition Size: 500MB, 1GB, or 2GB” (i.e., other than 10GB).
The VS-2000CD system will be damaged and the unit will become inoperable.
If this occurs, you must replace the MAIN BOARD ASSY.
Never turn off the power of the VS-2000CD during installation.
The VS-2000CD system will be damaged and the unit will become inoperable.
If this occurs, you must replace the MAIN BOARD ASSY.
Procedure
1. While holding down the [USB2.0] button, turn on the power of the VS-
2000CD.
The [USB2.0] “LED” will blink.
2. Use a USB cable to connect the VS-2000CD to your computer.
3. When the VS-2000CD drive appears on your computer, copy the system
program to the root directory of the lowest-numbered drive (= the VS-
2000CD’s IDE:0).
4. Cancel the connection to your computer.
• Windows
Use “Safely Remove Hardware” (shown in the taskbar) to cancel the
connection to the VS-2000CD.
• Macintosh
Drag the VS-2000CD icon from the desktop into the trash to cancel the
connection to the VS-2000CD.
5. On Windows, wait for the “Safely Remove Hardware” popup to appear
on your computer, and then disconnect the USB cable from the VS-
2000CD.
On Macintosh, disconnect the USB cable from the VS-2000CD after you
have finished dragging the icon into the trash.
6. Press the [ENTER/YES] button.
The update will begin.
7. When the update is completed, the version information screen will
appear.
Note the system version number in this screen.
8. Turn off the power of the VS-2000CD.

~dk


Edited by dkfackler (10/21/20 02:52 PM)
Edit Reason: Accuracy

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#1687245 - 10/21/20 03:58 PM Re: What is the software version of the 2000CD? [Re: dkfackler]
901 man Offline
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Registered: 10/16/20
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Just followed your post and updated the o/s to 2.005. I'm not sure what i'll get as a result but hopefully something.One point had me lost and that was the opening screen still says ver 2.00.
Starting up as per your instructions i'v got 2.005. Many thanks

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#1687251 - 10/21/20 04:53 PM Re: What is the software version of the 2000CD? [Re: 901 man]
uptildawn Offline
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The opening screen on normal bootup always only shows two decimal places. For whatever reasons, which have never been explained, Roland decided the full three decimal place version should be a secret from the owner. In fact, the special button/power codes for revealing the hidden info, plus other necessary things were only available in the service manuals for these machines. No doubt, it's Roland's version of protecting us from ourselves.
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#1687372 - 10/22/20 12:33 PM Re: What is the software version of the 2000CD? [Re: uptildawn]
dkfackler Offline
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Registered: 04/24/06
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Loc: Coventry, OH, planet Thulcandr...
Up is right. The splash screen provides only two decimal places in the version number, and the secret handshake is required upon startup to learn the full version number.

IIRC, all the VS machines have this 'feature'.

Does the VS8F-3 effect card require version 2.005?

~dk


Edited by dkfackler (10/22/20 12:34 PM)

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#1855292 - 07/07/23 07:58 PM Re: What is the software version of the 2000CD? [Re: dkfackler]
Furry Offline
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Registered: 06/20/23
Posts: 76
Secret handshake (by my memory) is before you start up the VS2000 ... hold down the HARMONY and #1 Track/Status button ... THEN start it up. You will then see all the digits in the system and have time to take a good look at it.
Now somebody please explain what IIRC is how I access it on my VS2k. Thanks. -Furry-

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