Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post on the forum
Topic Options
Index
#141014 - 12/15/11 05:33 AM Wow & Wow!
Rutabago Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 274
Loc: Ottawa Canada.
I live a long way from Victoria B.C., here in Ottawa ON. I ordered 2012 on Tues. about noon. It was in my hands by Wed. 10 am. Such super service! I do have one question. This time it came with a cute little Phillips screwdriver. What's It for? .....Hank

Top
#141015 - 12/15/11 05:52 AM Re: Wow & Wow! [Re: Rutabago]
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 6087
Loc: Australia
Hi Rutabago,

I've read a few instances of the USB hard drives not sitting correctly in their cases. Sometimes this has stopped the drive working and other times it has made for a noisy drive. I suspect the screwdriver is there to open the casing and correct the drive's seating if necessary.

Regards,
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#141016 - 12/15/11 06:51 AM Re: Wow & Wow! [Re: Noel96]
Mac Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 38502
Loc: Chesapeake, Virginia USA
I suspect that someone up at pgmusic in the assembly/shipping left their little screwdriver in your box as it is not typically an included item. Happened to someone last year as well.

I wouldn't worry about it, either, just enjoy your new jeweler's screwdriver.



--Mac
_________________________
PGmusic FAQs, Tutorials and Updates! click here

You must be Audiominds.
www.audiominds.com

Top
#141017 - 12/15/11 07:01 AM Re: Wow & Wow! [Re: Mac]
Ed C Offline
Newbie

Registered: 05/24/08
Posts: 7
It was in mine also... I don't think it was a mistake.. Of course i've always wanted a little screwdriver.. Good for fixing glasses.

Top
#141018 - 12/15/11 07:05 AM Re: Wow & Wow! [Re: Ed C]
Mac Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 38502
Loc: Chesapeake, Virginia USA
Maybe *some* of the drive kits they bought do include a screwdriver, don't know.

Just don't want those who didn't get a screwdriver in theirs to think that they are missing out on anything important...


--Mac
_________________________
PGmusic FAQs, Tutorials and Updates! click here

You must be Audiominds.
www.audiominds.com

Top
#141019 - 12/15/11 07:09 AM Re: Wow & Wow! [Re: Mac]
John Conley Offline
Veteran

Registered: 09/28/03
Posts: 8333
Loc: London, Ontario, Canada
Might never be important I have one or two around and the wife has one in her purse tied to the swiss army knife of 40 years. I got another with my drive this year.

My's wife's swiss army knife provides lots of entertainment like...'anyone have a corkscrew?' or scissors, or a screwdriver/bottleopener.

Ha.
_________________________
John Conley
Musica est vita

Top
#141020 - 12/15/11 07:29 AM Re: Wow & Wow! [Re: John Conley]
Rutabago Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 274
Loc: Ottawa Canada.
Hmm. Peter, you should have the answer.

Top
#141021 - 12/15/11 07:51 AM Re: Wow & Wow! [Re: Rutabago]
filkertom Offline
Expert

Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 1855
Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
What most of you don't realize is that the hard drive is in fact a miniaturized TARDIS (with a fully functional chameleon circuit), and the screwdriver belongs to a tiny Doctor Who.
_________________________
Best,
Tom Smith
Win7/64 SP1 • i5-3570K • 16 GB RAM
Audiophile 192 • BIAB 2013 • Reaper 4
AKG C1000S • Behringer Xynex1002

Top
#141022 - 12/15/11 09:06 AM Re: Wow & Wow! [Re: filkertom]
thesleeve Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 10/10/11
Posts: 28
As long as we're talking about the hard drives... May I ask, what is the physical size of the drive enclosure that PG Music ships? Nowadays those things range anywhere from the size of an iPod up to a small textbook.

Top
#141023 - 12/15/11 09:08 AM Re: Wow & Wow! [Re: filkertom]
JBlue7 Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 12/01/06
Posts: 148
Loc: Glos. England
I want a Christmas Screwdriver too for my glasses. HAHA.
Any news on the 146 patch?
149 beta update has certainly improved things, great work.
Thanks Jeff

Top
#141024 - 12/15/11 10:22 AM Re: Wow & Wow! [Re: JBlue7]
Will - PG Music Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 108
Hello all,

Noel96 had it - we are including screwdrivers with the hard drive packages now, just in case a hard drive reseat is required (as per our hard drive troubleshooting doc: http://www.pgmusic.com/tutorial_hd-troubleshoot.htm )

Thanks,
Will
_________________________
PG Music Inc.
Sales: 1-800-268-6272
Technical Support: 1-866-983-2474
Full contact information is available here.

Top
#141025 - 12/15/11 10:40 AM Re: Wow & Wow! [Re: thesleeve]
jazzmammal Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 06/07/05
Posts: 4855
Loc: Redondo Beach, Ca.
it's a touch bigger than an IPhone and I got the small screwdriver too. One of the early HD's from PG did lose connection and I had to open up the drive case and plug it back in. Those little screws are tiny, I dropped one on my carpet and the thing just disappeared, took me a few minutes to find it.

Bob
_________________________
Win 7 64 bit, AMD Phenom 6 core, 1TB HD, 4 Gigs Ram, Roland Sonic Cell, Garritan JABB, Hypercanvas, Sampletank

Top
#141026 - 12/15/11 10:50 AM Re: Wow & Wow! [Re: jazzmammal]
Matt Finley Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/12/00
Posts: 10678
Loc: Mid-Hudson Valley, New York an...
Well, I did not get a little screwdriver. Perhaps that's because in another thread, I mentioned I already had one from PG Music from another update. At least this time the OP didn't call the screwdriver 'goofy'. And yes, one time I had to reattach the hard drive's connector to make it operational after shipping. They are rough on packages in New York.

The audiophile drive (might be the same as regular) is 5 1/4" by 3 1/8" by just under 1/2" thick.
_________________________
"Brazilian Wish" CD 2-minute preview. Studio recordings of songs composed in Band in a Box.

Top
#141027 - 12/15/11 11:02 AM Re: Wow & Wow! [Re: Matt Finley]
David Walker Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 10/19/05
Posts: 231
Well, I hope I get one. My 2011 hd had a screw missing and part of the electronics were spilling out. Just pushed them back in. Everything worked well. Still missing the screw though...No puns at this point please..ha ha.

Top
#141028 - 12/15/11 11:49 AM Re: Wow & Wow! [Re: David Walker]
PeterGannon Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 11106
The screwdrivers are provided to us "free of charge" when we buy the hard drive enclosures (cases). If the delivery man has been drop kicking the package, its possible the hard drive connections have become loose - so the screwdriver is "just in case" you need to open the drive to reseat the hard drive.
_________________________
Have Fun!
Peter Gannon
PG Music Inc.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



Shout Box (Live chat with other users)

PG Music News
RealTracks Compatibility Patch

This patch is for customers who purchased RealTracks Sets that were released after their Band-in-a-Box/RealBand version was released, and are having trouble getting the new RealTracks to be recognized by the program. Download the patch here.

Video - Activating Band-in-a-Box 2014

You've bought Band-in-a-Box 2014 and you're ready to start using the program! After you install the program you will be prompted to activate Band-in-a-Box within 30 days. This can be done over the Internet or by phone. Watch how to activate your Band-in-a-Box 2014 here.

Video - RealBand: Batch File Convert

With RealBand 2014 you can save lots of time by batch converting your various audio files, RealBand SEQ files, or Band-in-a-Box song files to an audio format of your choice. Watch the video to see how fast and easy you can do this.

User To User Video Tutorials

Have you made a video tutorial about a PG Music product? Why not share it! The User to User Video Tutorials page is where you can pass along helpful information to other PG Music users.

Sharing Your Band-in-a-Box Songs

You've just finished arranging your song in Band-in-a-Box and now you want to share it. Maybe you want to send it to your mom for Mother's Day; or to your band mates or students for practicing. There are a number of ways to share your Band-in-a-Box song!

Video: Adding RealTracks To Your Band-in-a-Box Song

Watch how you can add great sounding backing tracks to your Band-in-a-Box song here.

RealTracks Artist Ron Carter - Recent Interview

Read the recent interview "Finding The Right Notes: Ron Carter, Celebrating a Living Legend" here.

Forum Stats
21854 Members
41 Forums
28768 Topics
226778 Posts

Max Online: 1063 @ 07/10/13 09:12 AM
Newest Members
Karen Avery, blwalker, Jase Rogers, teddysadler, Vlada

21853 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Mac 148
dani48 105
Matt Finley 88
VideoTrack 87
Noel96 79
Guitarhacker 75
floyd jane 72
solidrock 72
jazzmandan 55
JohnJohnJohn 55
Today's Birthdays
Beagle