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JP-8000 Battery Change

The Roland JP-8000 I have come into possession of needed a new battery in it, as it was displaying the "Low Battery" message. So after finding a good video on YouTube on how to change the battery I noticed the pitchbend wheel and the ribbon controller stopped working. I was thinking I broke something until after stumbling around google I found a very helpful post from Andy T over at Roland Clan. After the battery is changed, sometimes you need to re-calibrate the pitch and ribbon controllers.

Resetting the Mod / Pitch Bend Wheel and Ribbon Controller:
Found at: http://forums.rolandclan.com/viewtopic.php?t=27112

After you replace the battery in the JP,you will need to perform the following steps to get the bender & ribbon controller to work.

1. Before turning the JP on, hold down the SYNC, 12db/24dB and TYPE buttons.

2. Keep holding the buttons down and turn on the JP. It will take awhile but eventually the screen will show 1 midi test.

3. Press 3, display will read 3 B…