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Roland VS2480 OS Updates

The latest version of the 2480 Operating System is 2.504 and is available in two versions, a CD image file (to be burned to CD for upgrade purposes) and a MIDI file (for upgrading the 2480 via midi). Links to free downloads of both versions are listed below.

Because all 2480's are basically the same, upgrading to OS version 2.504 brings older 2480's to the same functionality as the newest 2480DVD. Simply upgrade your 2480HD or 2480CD, add an external DVD burner to your setup, and it's just like having a 2480DVD. It's that simple.

Click Here to get a 2.504 OS Upgrade CD Shipped to You

Newest   OS 2.504 CD Boot Version
You will need Nero to burn the image to a CD.
 Information is contained in the download.
(Note: The 2.504 update addresses clocking and syncing issues with the DIF-AT and TDIF. If you do not use either of these items, you probably can do without the latest upgrade.)

Previous version: OS 2.503 CD Boot Version located here

Newest OS 2.504 MIDI Update PC Version

(This is the MIDI update only, to update your 2480 using this, you will need a Standard Midi File player + a midi interface between your computer and your 2480. Download SMF Player here)

Previous version: OS 2.503 MIDI Update PC Version

Newest OS 2.504 Midi Update MAC Version

(This is the MIDI update only, to update your 2480 using this, you will need a Standard Midi File player + a midi interface between your computer and your 2480. Download Q-Midi Application for MAC here)

 

To update System Software via MIDI:

1. Press and Hold STATUS 2, STATUS 3, and CH EDIT 5.
2. The display indicates "System Update?"
3. Press ENTER/ YES. It will take about 45 minutes for all the MIDI files to load.
4. When the files have finished loading, at the very top of the LCD screen youll see a line that says: " S- Update SysPRG?"
5. Press F1 once to change the message to: "B-S- Update SysPRG?"
6. Press F4 once to change the message to: "B-Ss Update SysPRG?"
7. Press ENTER / YES. It will take about a minute for the 2480 to go through its internal update process. Watch all the Status buttons change colors.
8. Wait until the 2480 displays "Please Reboot OK" at the top of the LCD.
9. Turn the power OFF. Wait 5 seconds, then turn the power back on.
Let the 2480 boot up completely.

If you want to confirm the Version Information, shut down the VS-2480 by holding SHIFT and pressing STOP, then reboot using the Version Information Boot Up process explained BELOW to verify the System and Boot versions.
Laura Tyson
Roland Corporation US

Press and hold the Track 1 STATUS and CH EDIT buttons while turning on the power switch. You can release the buttons once the info appears on the 2480's LCD screen. Press ENTER to exit.

The 2480 will now boot up in its usual fashion.

Here are the instructions for the above in Word format to print out and read on a separate sheet of paper. (or simply print this page via your browser.)

 

 
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