memory card reader for Yamaha psr 2100

by Archer Goconite
(Kolkata, West Bengal, India)

hi,
I have Yamaha Psr 2100 model. Over the recent years floppy drives and disk have become completely obsolete. With pen drive and memory card in existence, they are no longer in use.
But since the model has only a floppy reader its quite irritating of being unable to connect it to a laptop since the same has a usb port and memory card reader but not a floppy drive.
So is there any hardware device which can be connected to the model for facilitating the use of usb drives and memory card instead of floppy.

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Sep 27, 2009
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USB instead of floppydrive
by: Dick Rector

Hello Archer,

Yes there is! Look up in this forum about diskdrive replacements. I have written many times about it!
If you send me your mailaddres I will send you a zipfile with all the info about the USB-floppy-emulator. The thing cost 100 US$ + 20 US$ postage by DHL. I am NOT the vendor however and have NOTHING to do with him.
Connecting a floppydrive to a USB-port on a computer is also no problem. You can buy for about 20 US$ an external floppydrive with USB connection.

I hope this helps you.

Dick Rector
Bali

Mar 24, 2014
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Regarding the Software for formatting the USB Drive,
by: Wilson Wong

What's software,Can I use for format the USB drive?Pls.


May 04, 2014
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usb not working
by: adam

I bought this usb drive and installed on it but it not working. The light stay on red and I put a usb in but not thing seem to work? what did I do wrong. Please help? Here my email adamxiong69@gmail.com

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PSR 2100 - Changing floppy disk to card or USB reader

by Tommy
(Kota Kinabalu)


is't possible if i change the floppy disk to Card reader or Usb reader for yamaha PSR 2100?

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Aug 05, 2009
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Floppy-USB-emulator
by: Dick Rector

Short while ago I wrote on this forum it was NOT possible but the good news is now YES IT IS POSSIBLE!
I changed my floppydrive to a Floppy-USB emulator (for my PSR2000) 1 week ago and it works perfect.
It doesn't matter what keyboard it is, it should work for all with a normal floppy-drive.
Here is the link you should go to to order:

trungtal@gmail.com

It holds the content of max. 100 floppies on a 256MB flash-drive.
The price is 100 US$ + postage by DHL (about 20US$)
If you want first more info send me your mailaddress (anyone who is interested is welcome to do so)because there are a few minor 'tricky' things with this box I discovered. To much to write here. But I am very happy with it!

dick.rector.spain@googlemail.com

Dick
Bali
Indonesia

Sep 23, 2009
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No More Disks!!
by: Ken Lass Barrington RI

I just got mine in the mail. Installed it and tested it. I am totally satisfied. I was thinking of buying the PSR 900 only because it had the USB capability. Don't have to now. I can't believe it. I'm putting about 30 songs per disk. It has 100 disk capability. You do the math. You are obviously searching the internet, so compare the price at the same time.

Sep 24, 2009
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Comment removed. (September 28, 2009)
by: Anonymous

Offensive comment deleted by moderator. Dick Rector, thanks for the important work you're doing.

Mantius Cazaubon
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Sep 25, 2009
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Lingo expert??
by: Dick Rector

My name is Dick Rector and I have nothing to do with the the second comment. That is just coming form another enthusiast user, and with a good reason. I have been writing on this forum many times to hopefully be of assistance for other keyboard players.
If you have comments please don't do that with not giving a name, it is only polite. The (non)use of capitals in your comment by the way is pretty bad for an EXPERT in lingo.

Dick Rector

May 18, 2010
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i want usb flopy (usman ali khan)
by: Anonymous

sir its realy amazing things for us m using yamaha2100 plz i want usb flopy but i dnt know from where i got and plz tell me the price of usb flopy sir m live in pakistan in city of lahore plz tell me the thnx alot my name is usman ali khan my mail address
meusmanalikhan@yahoo.com

regards
usman

Jun 22, 2010
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PSR 740 - Changing floppy disk to card or USB reader
by: heriberto

hello friend am interested in a USB floppy but you say it costs 100 dollars but when one wing is where they sell paguina say it costs 275 dollars help me want one. also like to know if any player with SD. my piano is a Yamaha PSR 740 I guess this also serves to thank Heriberto piano.

my email is:
heribertoahumada@gmail.com

thanks

Jun 22, 2010
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USB instead of floppydrive
by: Dick Rector

Hi,

You've got mail!

MOST USB-floppy-emulators offered on Internet do NOT work in a keyboard as you need one with a modification as mentioned in my info-zipfile.

Dick

Jul 17, 2010
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isso
by: jota luis

ola a migo sera que esse emulador serve no meu teclado kn tecnics 5000

Aug 09, 2010
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USB Floppy
by: Nilo Rosa

Ola .. always believed that this conversion would be possible, that is, we could adapt a USB reader in the floppy, but several people here in Brazil did not believe it. Now that is possible, help us, I have 30 years of keyboard, and I have two yamaha keyboards and want to do this exchange. Where can I find this product and what brand?? I found the IPCAS, I can use it too? Much appreciated, I live in Curitiba-Paraná-Brazil, and my email is Thanks and congratulations.

Aug 10, 2010
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Tested it on Roland E500 and Roland E60
by: Ken Lass

I have installed the emulator in both the Roland E500 and Roland E60 for a friend with no success. It works fine in the PSR2000 which I own.

Aug 10, 2010
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Tested it on Roland E500 and Roland E60
by: Ken Lass

I have installed the emulator in both the Roland E500 and Roland E60 for a friend with no success. It works fine in the PSR2100 which I own.

Aug 10, 2010
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USB instead of floppydrive
by: Dick Rector

Hi Ken and others,

The keyboards you've mentioned are using probably the older Shugart protocol, that is in short the communication between motherboard and the FDD (floppydrive).
That does NOT work with this emulator. FULL STOP
I have mentioned this in my information-file to well over 200 people now.
It will work as far as I know in all Yamaha digital piano's and keyboards with an FDD, including the Tyros 1.
Also it works in the Roland E50, KORG PA50 and the GEM WK2. Maybe in lot others as well but that I don't know.

I am NOT the vendor but here is the Ebay address where you can order these Emulators:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Floppy-Drive-Emulator-Roland-E50-Yamaha-PSR-KORG-/170521211637?cmd=ViewItem&pt=PCC_Drives_Storage_Internal&hash=item27b3db32f5

There are more places offering emulators but keep in mind that you need an emulator with an extra switch or it will NOT work in a keyboard!

Hope you find this helpful and if someone wants to know more about it just let me know.
My email-address is mentioned a few times.

Regards
Dick

Aug 23, 2010
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FLOPPY - SD EMULATOR PSR
by: Anonymous

Would be nice if they make floppy-SD emulator. it would not stick out on PSRs and other

Aug 29, 2010
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formidable!!
by: Anonymous

TENGO 3 AÑOS APROXIMADAMENTE UTILIZANDO EL PSR2100 Y CON MOTIVO DE LOS DISCOS QUE ESTAN SIENDO LA NECESIDAD Obsoletos TENGO DE ESTE PRODUCTO Instalar .

COMO LO PUEDO OBTENER ? COMO PAGAR ?

POR FAVOR REQUIERO INFORMACION ...


ATTE -

CHINOSKI

Aug 29, 2010
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USB instead of floppydrive
by: Dick Rector

Ola Chinoski,

Por favor in Englesa!! Yo no habla Espanol.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Floppy-Drive-Emulator-Roland-E50-Yamaha-PSR-KORG-/170521211637?cmd=ViewItem&pt=PCC_Drives_Storage_Internal&hash=item27b3db32f5

Dick

Sep 10, 2010
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es posible para el psr 340 yamaha
by: anguell

hola amigo es posible el floppyusb para el psr 340 yamaha que es antiguo usa disquetera poner el usb alguien me responda por favor si es posible o no

Sep 22, 2010
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Windows formating tool
by: Andersen83

First of all I just want to say what a great product this is !! :)

But does anyone know if there's been made a more update version of the tool needed to format the memory stick on the PC??

It works great on XP, but Vista/Win7 the tool can't get access to the stick for browsing the differernt blocks or create new ones.


Sep 23, 2010
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USB instead of floppydrive
by: Dick Rector

Hi Andersen83

Re your question about the software. I am sometimes in contact with the vendor and he has promised to let me know when an update is available.
So far there is none and I am afraid we all have to work our way around with this to my taste a bit clumsy software for windows.
On the other hand it works and you must admit that this USB-drive is a better solution than changing floppy's all the time in now harder to get drives as it was in 'the old days'.
You know, instead of an USB-stick, you can also use a card-reader attached to the USB-socket on the box? Formatting etc. works the same way.
Personally I don't see a great plus-point in it but others might do.
Until better days!

Regards
Dick

Oct 01, 2010
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Yamaha CVP 900 Baby Grand Piano
by: Monique

Hello There Dick;
Wow - this is an amazingly informative site! Thank you kindly for taking the time to post all this invaluable information to folks like me who need assistance on this very subject.

I have a fabulous Yamaha CVP 900 Baby Grand Piano that I purchased in November 2003, and I just love it... It looks the same today as the day I bought it from the store, but of course, with the passing of time, technology changes and floppy disk drives are a thing of the not so distant past, and more of a hindrance to deal with, especially when you have hundreds of midi files, as is the case with me. Having said this, would you be able to advise if the Floppy Drive Emulator would work on my Baby Grand Piano as well as the Yamaha PSR keyboards?

I would hate to have to go and spend another twelve thousand dollars just to update to newer technology when my piano still looks and sounds fabulous. I sure would appreciate your thoughts on the above at your earliest convenience. Thank you in advance...
Kind Regards;
Monique
Nova Scotia, Canada

Oct 02, 2010
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USB instead of floppydrive
by: Dick Rector

Hi Monique,

Good to hear that you are still happy with your piano.
Re your question:
As far as I know, this drive works in ALL Yamaha keyboards and (older model) piano's still using floppy-drives.
Trough the articles above I have been sending the info-zip-file to many hundreds of people all over the world and have not heard of ANY problem with a Yamaha.
If you send me your email-address I am more than happy to send you this info file.
It includes lots of information, some pictures of the build in box in various keyboards and a small software-program that you will need for this Emulator to work.
I can't put this lot on the forum as it is to bulky.
Although my mail-address is mentioned before, here it is ones more.
dick.rector.spain@googlemail.com

Regards
Dick

Oct 03, 2010
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psr 340 yamaha
by: anguell

Also it is compatible with the psr 340 yamaha I am of peru my nick is anguell I wait for his respeusta please

Oct 03, 2010
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USB instead of floppydrive
by: Dick Rector

Yes Anguell it works in ALL Yamaha keyboards still using floppydrives.
You have to send me your emailaddress (mentioned in the other answers) if you want the info-file.

Dick

Dec 23, 2010
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What about other Pianos?
by: Anonymous

Do you know if it's possible to replace the floppy disk drive with a USB or card reader in other digital pianos (e.g. a Suzuki FP-S)?

Jan 06, 2011
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Issue with emulator
by: Anonymous

Dick,
I bought the emulator, but it will not read my files when I select a file. I also noticed a jumper settings and was wondering if you know how it is connected, I thought maybe this could be the issue

Jan 21, 2011
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usb
by: valdemir

EU TENHO UM 2100 E QUERO COLOCAR O LEITOR USB. ONDE ENCONTRO,,norcegopredador@hotmail.com ARACAJU BRASIL

Mar 11, 2011
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Switch mod for USB-Floppy-Emulator
by: Thomas

For all those with soldering skills, that don't want to wait for an email reply here is the solution to install an additional Switch in your USB-Floppy-Emulator:

1. Cut the Pin 34 in the drive.
2. Solder a switch between Pin 10 and the FDC side of Pin 34 you've just cut (the side connecting to the Keyboard).
3. Mount the switch somewhere on the frontpanel of the Emulator.

Now that you have the switch installed just close the switch to change disks and open it again to signal the keyboard that the new disk was loaded!

I got my emulator on EBay from Virtual Village. Without the additional switch I was never able to change disks as the Keyboard is permanently accessing the Floppy drive and therefore the emulator wont allow a disk change!

Mar 24, 2011
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PNY USB that will not stick out
by: Ken Lass

I found this PNY USB stick that is not only small but goes in sideways.


http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=pny+usb&hl=en&safe=active&cid=4863216476888011098&ei=5ZGLTfvuKI6IxgWpouyHDA&sa=image&ved=0CAgQ8gIwADgA#p

May 30, 2011
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USB EMULATOR
by: MAQSOOD BAIG

i need usb emulator i m from karachi pakistan i have yamaha 2100 plz help me +92 3452490942

Jan 05, 2012
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USB Floppy emulator
by: Huberto

Geachte,

Ben op zoek naar een Floppy Emulator voor mijn Roland RA 95 Arranger Midi Files.
Onderstaand de specs.:
The brand = CHINON IND, INC,
Model = FZ-357
S/N = 386 40 19
Made in Malaysia
DC + 5 V 0,7 A
LR 780 15
34 pin socket board for floppy controller connector
4-pins floppy socket for voltage supply
2 jumpers, look picture
W/H/D = 100,2 x 25 x 130,4 mm
Floppy's 1.44
DOS/Windows format

In afwachting,
met vriendelijke groet,
Huberto NL

May 25, 2012
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I have a floppy emulator but ...
by: PSR2000-fan

I ordered a USB floppy emulator from a vendor online (not Trung)...and, it came with NO instructions...I am pretty good with electronics/computers etc...and did successfully get the emulator installed in my trusty old PSR2000...the LEDs come on...flash...but no matter how I format the USB stick, I seems unable to read the stick...Nothing wrong with the emulator...I tried it in an old WinXP Pentium III computer in place of the floppy drive and it WILL read the USB stick into the computer...I suppose the older CPUs in the PSR2000 series need the USB to be formatted in some specific way to read it...chunks the size of the floppy drive, probably...but try as I may, I cannot make it work...Can you offer an suggestions? I'd hate to go back to the old floppy drive at this point...
James in Toronto

Jan 24, 2014
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psr 2000 floppy emulator
by: Anonymous

I also ordered a USB floppy emulator from a vendor online and it came with NO instructions...I am also pretty good with electronics/computers etc...and did successfully get the emulator installed in my PSR2000...the LEDs come on...flash...but no matter how I format the USB stick, I seems unable to read the stick.

I suppose the older CPUs in the PSR2000 series need the USB to be formatted in some specific way to read it...chunks the size of the floppy drive, probably...but try as I may, I cannot make it work...Can you offer an suggestions? I bought this emulator from a supplier in china. It was a plug and play device for the psr 2000 keyboard. I open up a line of discussions with them which is very confusion. Bob in Mcallen, Texas USA

Aug 24, 2016
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how can i get a usb floppy instead
by: Adetayo

Please i own a psr 2100 too, and i will be needing a usb floppy too since i just got the midi usb cord and it's not working, how much will it cost me to get the usb floppy, like can i order from here ?
Am from Nigeria and how much converting to nigeria's currency... Please contact me +234909805989, +2347084374525.... Tnks... temida22@yahoo.com

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Tutor me how to record beats on Yamaha PSR 2100 Keyboard

by Austin Yabrifa
(Nigeria)

Please how can i record beats and different voices in PSR 2100 keyboard

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Jan 11, 2010
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Piano
by: Austin Yabrifa

Please i want to learn how to record beats and different voices on Yamaha PSR 2100 keyboard

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Yamaha PSR 2100 non function of fill in & ending buttons

by Diane
(Oxford U.K)

Hi I have a Yamaha PSR 2100, I have had it since new, unfortunately the fill in and ending buttons are not working. Is it possible to have a new circuit board fitted to correct this ? and would it be expensive.

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Nov 27, 2009
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PSR 2100 Buttons
by: Alfred

Dear Diane: Try contacting this outfit,- Puretech Solutions, UK which I believe is an authorized Yamaha Service, (and a gentleman named Dan - don't know if he's still with them). They should be able to provide you with the answer to your inquiry. Hope this helps. If successul, please post an additional message in this Forum so other UK participants can learn from your exoerience. Good luck.

May 25, 2014
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also owner of yamaha psr 2100
by: toti salvador manila phil.

i'm glad there's also owner of y-psr 2100 who shared his knowledge in enhancing the use of y-psr 2100 thanks more power to you

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