eBand JS-8

Audio Player with Guitar Effects

System ProgrameBand JS-8 System Program (Ver.1.01)

This system program updates the eBand JS-8 system program to the latest version 1.01.

Products:eBand JS-8




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How to know the version 
Before you start, check the system program version of your eBand JS-8.
  1. Pressing [<] and [>], turn on the eBand JS-8.
  2. Version number of the system program will be available on the display.
  3. Note: If the latest version 1.01 or later shown, there’s no need to update your eBand JS-8.
  4. Turn off the eBand JS-8.



Update history

[Version 1.01]

    [IMPROVEMENT]
    • Handling of the SDHC cards improved. Following card are now confirmed compatible
      • HAGIWARA SYS-COM T-Series HPC-SD8GT4C
      • Green House GH-SDHC32G6D
    • At the USB connecting screen, pressing [POWER] switch now invokes the message saying you must disconnect the USB before shutdown instead of immediate performing shutdown process.


What you will need to update your eBand JS-8
  • eBand JS-8
  • The SD Card came with the eBand JS-8 (Other SD Card might be unfit for the update.)
  • Update file (Please download from this page.)



Caution when performing the update
  • Never apply this update data to any product other than the eBand JS-8. This update data may destroy the data or system program of the products.
  • We recommend that you make a backup/restore for secure. Refer to the Owner's Manual P.36/37 for the details.
  • Never power-off your eBand JS-8 while the update is in progress!
    If a power failure or similar accident occurs during the update process, the eBand JS-8 won’t be able to start up in normal operating mode. This will require servicing, so you will need to contact Roland service center near you if this occurs.
  • We regret that we are unable to answer questions regarding the update procedure using this system program. Please perform the update responsibly, following the directions given in this document.



Getting the update file
  • Please open/enpand the downloaded “js8_sys_101.zip” file on your computer to get the update files named "_BOOTPRG.JS_", "_JS8PROG.JS_", "_UPDINFO.JS_" in the “js8_sys_101” folder.



Procedure for the update
* Please make a backup beforehand.
* Never power-off your eBand JS-8 while the update is in progress. If a power failure or similar accident occurs during the update process, the eBand JS-8 won’t be able to start up in normal operating mode.

  1. Copy the update files d "_BOOTPRG.JS_", "_JS8PROG.JS_", "_UPDINFO.JS_" onto the root directory of the SD Card.
  2. Unmount the SD Card device through the correct procedure, then disconnect from the computer.
  3. Insert the SD Card to eBand JS-8 with the power turned off.
  4. Pressing [REC] and [STOP] then press [POWER] to turn on the eBand JS-8.
  5. Press [ENTER] to start the update.
  6. The message "COMPLETE!!" will be available on the display at the end of the update process.

  7. Turn the eBand JS-8 off, remove the SD Card. Turn it on again.
  8. Please verify the version number “1.01” with the procedure described in “How to know the version” part of this document.

* After you perform the update, you must delete the update file from the SD Card for the normal usage.


License Agreement

Be sure to read the Safety Instructions and the License Agreement before proceeding download.

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