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BR8 Digital recording studio lights up, but it doesn't do anything else

I have a br8 boss digital recording studio. When I turn it on it lights up but won't do anything else. the only thing it does it light up the LEDs at the bottom of the faders only the 1, 3, 5, and 6 LEDs lights up. Is there a way to reset the whole equipment?

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  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    I have the same issue with the BR 1180. I opened it up and checked for loos wiring. no such luck. Someone from answered a previous question said to call Roland 323-890-3700

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I called Roland at the number that you provided and gave they following proceedure which will re-intialize the BR 1180 and ERASE everything that was created on the HD:

  1. Simultaneously hold down button beneath volume control at track 5 and Undo/Redo button at upper right
  2. Press power button while holding down buttons as above, until test menu comes up
  3. Turn selector dial untill initialize screen shows
  4. Prdess ENTER and initialization will start
  5. Once initialization is completed, power off unit and then power it back-up.
NOTE: This proceedure erases all data!

Posted on May 26, 2009

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    Bikerboythousand Feb 23, 2016

    Mine does this (lights 1 3 5 6 and display on but nothing works) but no menu or anything shows up. Do you start this procedure from power off or on? is there an internal way to initialise it?

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YEs Its the Same procedure for the BR8 I just tried it and wella after 2 years of sitting in the closet because it would only light up some track lights and freeze up. I almost tossed it in the garbage except for they were so expensive back in the day. Anyway just hold down the button under fader # 5 and the undo button and then hit the power up button and Wella the whole thing is like brand New. Also i suggest you download the latest update from roland on to a br8 formatted zip disk and insert it with power off and the power unit up it will guide you thruogh the steps. The point is this solution really works I am so happy Yeahhhh !!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

  • dustin bomberger Oct 11, 2011

    how many seconds do you have to hold the buttons down cause i tried that and the unit still didnt do anything

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