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Button/Switch Lights on E -A7

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Button/Switch Lights on E -A7 #6811
Is the "Menu" button light supposed to work? Also what about the "Favorite" button light? Seems like some lights don't turn on.

Also, I need a step-by-step guide on how to use this amazing keyboard. Can you give me a link to the best learning videos?

Just bought the keyboard. When was it originally released?

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Button/Switch Lights on E -A7 #6812
I can't answer specifically for the E-A7, perhaps others will. But my experience with Roland arrangers is that some buttons only illuminate when they are "active," in other words when the operating system enables that button to perform a function, call up a menu, etc.

I have reviewed the manuals (both of them!) for the E-A7 and they are the least complete Roland arranger manuals of any in recent history. A half-hearted effort that doesn't even have an index! I would say you could learn a lot by downloading and reading the manuals for the predecessor models BK-5 and E-50. That's a lot of reading, but it might be the only way to achieve a good understanding of what Roland arrangers can do.

Some features from prior models, such as the Score Viewer will not apply, and of course the E-A7 has multipads and other features which the previous models lacked. If you have specific questions, this forum is a good place to ask!
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Button/Switch Lights on E -A7 #6813
I’d just say, if the switch has a light in it, it probably does light up under the correct conditions. Lighted switches are more expensive, it’s not probable that Roland would have used one if they didn’t have to.

But yes, they are generally mode dependent. So if you are in a mode where the switch doesn’t do anything, it is unlikely to light up. You might also find that certain switches when pressed and held for a second or two may activate opening of menus for that function. I would be a bit more patient with the manual, don’t expect it to be a tutorial, and just work each section at a time. You’ll probably find the information in there somewhere!
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