Re: DEC-TALK Express Service

Dave Durber
 

Deniel:

It really depends on whether the battery charging circuitry is the primary or secondary circuitry. If it is the primary circuitry, you would need to use a power supply, which not only reduces the power to that of the unit but, also includes cirge protection.

Anyway, I charged the units overnight, with no luck. So, off to the synthesizer doctor they go, along with two Optacons my wife and I have.

Thank you for the suggestion.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "DANIEL MALONE" <dmalone@...>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:22 PM
Subject: RE: DEC-TALK Express Service


Take the battery out and use with the power cord.


DANIEL MALONE
TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTOR
CENTER FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
1187 DUNN AVE.
DAYTONA BEACH, FL. 32114
386-253-8879 EXT. 22


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Durber [mailto:d.durber@...]
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 9:12 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: DEC-TALK Express Service

Dave:

I have just connected the power supplies to the two units to charge them
over night. Let's see what happens.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave "Farfar" Carlson" <dgcarlson@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 4:40 PM
Subject: Re: DEC-TALK Express Service


Dave,

Recommend you charge them overnight before trying to run them. If the
battery is pulling most of the current to charge, the terminal voltage may
be too low to trigger the unit on.

Dave Carlson
Soon-to-be Oregonian, retired, full-time Farfar, musician, and woodworker

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Durber" <d.durber@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 11:59 AM
Subject: Re: DEC-TALK Express Service


Adrian:

I plugged in the power supply for both units and left them to charge the
battery for about 20 minutes. When I turned them on, nothing, not a pop,
squeek or anything.

The thing I cannot remember is, if the battery is completely flat, do you
have to wait for a while so the battery has some charge in it, before you
can turn it on or, should you be able to turn on the unit and use the
synthesizer without any charge in the battery.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 1:01 PM
Subject: RE: DEC-TALK Express Service


Dave,

Have you tried them out? I haven't plugged mine into my Win7 system for
so
long that I can't remember where I attached it, but I do recall that JAWS
typically picks it up in Com1. As you'll recognize from the parts,
there'll be another cable for the AC adaptor. Then make sure JAWS is set
up to recognize it as a synthesizer via the utilities menu.

One of mine that I recently bought off another user works imperfectly, so
I'd be glad to know of a repair place. However, the one I bought from the
dealer maybe twenty years ago still works fine.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces+adrian=adrianspratt.com@...]
On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 10:58 AM
To: jfw@...
Subject: DEC-TALK Express Service

Does anyone on the list, know of an individual or company, who services
DEC-TALK Express synthesizers. I found two of them in a cupboard the
other
day and, before sending them to be recycled, I would first like to find
out if they can be repaired.

If anyone can help with this enquiry, Thank you in anticipation.

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