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I have a roland boss br-8, it worked well for 5 years, then all of a sudden it started turning off a second after i turned it on. sometimes the BOSS screen comes up for a moment, sometimes the screen just lights up but will remain blank and wont turn off. i've tried different outlets and a different power adapter, no change

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  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    YES WHARES THE ON BOARD BATTERY

  • Anonymous Jul 03, 2008

    Hi, my boss br8 comes on when power button is turn on,but with a blank screen and will not turn off .

  • larrymcclell Dec 03, 2009

    Where is the battery for the B R 8

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This unit uses a 9 volt battery and/or 9v adaptor. If it malfunctions, it might have processor lock up. A weak on-board battery will prevent reset even when you unplug adaptor. Remove battery and let unit sit unpowered for 24 hours. Install new battery and re-try.

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

There is a problem with the internal power set up.

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

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