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FLASH DRIVES ON THE PSR-E423
« on: September 20, 2010, 12:59:49 AM »
I've just spent a couple of hours trying to find a cable that will let me attach a flash drive, thumb nail drive (call them what you like),
but could I find one?!!!!    >:(

The problem is that the drive end of all the available cables is a male connection, and the connection on the flash drives, thumb nail drives etc. is ALSO a male connection. There are no flash drives available (as far as I'm aware) that can be plugged DIRECTLY into the back of the PSR-E423, you have to use a cable. Using a USB cable extension doesn't work because there are no extension cables available with the Yamaha type connection on one end and a FEMALE connection on the other end.

Long way around, I know,  ;D  but here's my question:

   How do I connect a flash drive to the PSR-E423, giving me handy access to all these lovely styles and instruments out there?

Cheers,
Dave C.

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Re: FLASH DRIVES ON THE PSR-E423
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010, 02:50:40 AM »
Problem solved!

I found an adapter that will plug straight into the back of the PSR-E423 that will then allow me to plug USB flash drives straight into the USB port.  ;D  ;D

Cheers,

Dave C

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Re: FLASH DRIVES ON THE PSR-E423
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2010, 03:01:55 AM »

Dave

Let us know if this works.  I have my doubts.  Typically, a unit with a TO HOST connection, like the E-423, is set up as a SLAVE unit and is not normally provided with the necessary circuitry for data flow control nor an operating system for handling a file system.  These functions are normally provided by the HOST device (computer or other device with an appropriate operating system).

Good luck !

Regards,

Ted


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Re: FLASH DRIVES ON THE PSR-E423
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2010, 05:48:17 AM »
Thanks Ted,
   
   I'll let you know how it goes, although I'm a little bit skeptical now that I've read your comments!  ;D

   I may have to invest in a laptop, but before i do that I'd rather spend the extra money on a Tyros!!  ;D  ;D

Cheers
Dave C.

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Re: FLASH DRIVES ON THE PSR-E423
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2010, 10:53:38 AM »
Dave

Let us know if this works.  I have my doubts.  Typically, a unit with a TO HOST connection, like the E-423, is set up as a SLAVE unit and is not normally provided with the necessary circuitry for data flow control nor an operating system for handling a file system.  These functions are normally provided by the HOST device (computer or other device with an appropriate operating system).

Good luck !

Regards,

Ted



Hi Ted,

   You were right..it didn't work, and for exactly the reasons you said, still I had fun trying. I even loaded the Yamaha program onto the thumb drive to see if THAT would work....it didn't.  :'(

   I guess the only way is to get a laptop and work that way. I've actually seen that done. There's a folk group from Adelaide who do that sort of thing.

   One thing I noticed loading style files from the flash memory on the PSR-E423, it takes 15 to 20 seconds to transfer it to the right place. That could be a bit embarrassing during a gig!!   ;D

   Thanks for your help.

Cheers,
Dave C

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Re: FLASH DRIVES ON THE PSR-E423
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2011, 11:46:39 PM »
Good try, I follow every posts of you on E423.
Thank you.