For all those having trouble finding upgrade procedures, here you go:
How to upload the OS file onto your machine
Probably the first improvement that you will notice with the new OS
os that the OS file for version 1.60 does not require any intermediary
steps, as veteran users may know it from the past.
The OS file may be sent directly to the machine and received there
accordingly by the incumbent OS. Note however that it wi! not recognize
your stored sequence data!!! Now follow these steps:
1. Boot your machine in System mode. Boot the machine while
you hold the ESC key pressed. You should see the System screen,
which is characterized by all LEDs in the MODE block (inside the
circle) being lit orange. The number displayed in the numeric field
of the circle denotes your existing OS version. For example, a 140
will denote the OS version 1.40.
2. Send the OS file to the machine. Use your favorite SYS-EX
handling device or software to play the SYS-EX file provided. As
soon as transmission starts you should see how the machine interface
gets cleared and behaves like a progress bar indicator.
3. Acknowledge successful transmission of the OS file. Once
transmission is complete, make sure you are seeing a clear display,
with only a red blinking Program LED. This indicates that transmission
was successful. If you are seeing an orange blinking Program
LED it means that something went wrong and you need to
retransmit. Most of the times it helps if you reduce the transmission
speed on the sender’s end.
4.Write the new OS file to flash. If you see the red blinking Program
LED, you may press the Program button and wait for the machine
to write the new OS file to flash. The process is usually indicated
by another progress bar. Make sure to let the machine complete
this operation, or you may render it inoperable! (That is not
the same as non-recoverable however, just in case you were worried
that you may have to part with your baby for a while..)
5. Boot without loading your data from memory. OS version
1.60 does not understand machine state data generated by previous
versions of the OS (however, we expect further OS versions to understand
data generated by OS version 1.60 and later). In order to
not fill the memory with non-understandable data, you have to
boot the machine with the CLR button (3rd from top in the MUT
column) pressed. Now you have a clean machine, and you should
write this clean state to memory by pressing GRID + Program.
From here you may resume normal operation of the machine.
Congratulations! You have successfully updated your instrument to
what we consider the best operating system there ever was.