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My Boss RC-3 keeps turning off and on when i plug it in. For instance, when i turn it on it brings up the number one and works until i tap to record. It then switches off and back on again continuously, the tap tempo, rhythm and rec/play l.e.ds flash constantly untili unplug it again. Any info would be well appreciated.
It seems that when you engage the recording mode, the RC 3 draws too much power and resets itself. Does it work on battery power? If so, then I'd check the power connector for good fit and for corrosion, and I'd check the adapter for proper voltage, polarity and current. Do you have a "PSA series" AC adapter? If not, then check the fine print on the adapter you have for Output, and make sure it's 9V and also that it says 100mA or higher. The Boss PSA can output 500mA and can usually drive 5-6 pedals with the right breakout cable. And I suppose you already have this, but just in case you want to RTFM: Boss RC-3 Manual.pdf 8-)
Posted on Dec 03, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
CHeck the voltage out of the adapter. It should be around 9 to 11 volts. If it is not, it is possible that the OC3 has reversed polarity AND a protector that put a short on an incorrect supply. If so, it could have damaged the RC50 adapter. If the RC50 adapter is putting out correct voltage, then I suspect the inout connector on the RC50 may be damaged or not quite seated. Visually inspect the connector first.
Posted on Dec 04, 2010
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Hi. I had the same problem and fixed it by clearing all the phrases. An explanation of how to do this is below (written by someone else, not me) But, expect your guide beat to now sound like a fuzz instead of a drum. This really sucks and there is apparantly no fix for the guide sound except to send it back to Boss. Good luck.
1. Start by selecting Phrase 1.
(if the 'REVERSE' or 'AUTO START' are lit press them off.)
2. Select 'INST & MIC' by pressing 'MODE'
3. Hold down 'EXIT' and 'AUTO START' together - at the same time, this should light up the green LED for 'LOOP PHASE'
4. Hold down 'WRITE' and 'EXIT' together
then hold 'WRITE' on its own
then 'WRITE' and 'EXIT' together again...as if you were clearing a phrase.
they should light up in red and flash, if not try a combo of section 4.
5. Repeat on all Phrases 1 - 11.
Posted on Mar 26, 2011
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Posted on Jan 09, 2015
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