FR-8X: Updating the system program version to 1.07

Tags: v-accordion,fr-8x,1.07,software update,version 1.07

FR-8X: Updating the system program version to 1.07

Please check the version of the system working on your FR-8X / FR-8Xb before downloading the archive file.

  1. When you turn the power on, the system software version is shown in the Display. Do not perform the update if the product is already up-to-date.

 

If your FR-8X is not up-to-date with the system program version 1.07, the first thing you need to do is download the updating files, available at this link:

http://www.roland.com/support/article/?q=downloads&p=FR-8X&id=63054032

 Once you have the downloaded necessary files on your computer, please follow these instructions to complete the update:

  1. Expand the downloaded file "fr8x_sys_v107.zip" on your computer to get the following content ( 7 files ). - PICUPD819.MID
- PROGRAM.BIN
- release.txt
- rom.bin
- romsum.txt
- startup
- update
  2. First delete all existing files from the USB memory then copy the above content (7 files) to the USB memory's root folder.
  3. After verifying that the FR-8X / FR-8Xb power is off, plug the USB memory into the FR-8X USB MEMORY port.
  4. Turn the power on while keeping and holding the [MENU/WRITE] buttons pressed until the message "Update Mode:" will appear on the display.
When updating is successfully completed, the "SUCCESS" message will appear on the display. Turn the FR-8X power off and unplug the USB memory.
Note: The update procedure takes about 5 minutes.
  5. Unzip the file fr8x_subcpu_v105.zip.
  6. Copy the content of the unzipped file to the root of an empty USB memory.
  7. Plug the mentioned USB memory in a switched off FR-8X.
  8. Turn the power on while keeping and holding the [MENU/WRITE] button pressed until the following message will appear on the display:
Boot program v 1.00
Update Mode
Loading .....

The software upload starts and the blue leds of the panel will light.
Note: The update procedure takes about 5 minutes.

Attention:
During the update procedure you must not:
a. switch off the FR-8X
b. disconnect the Usb Memory
  9. When updating is successfully completed, all the blue LEDs switch on steadily.

     10. Turn the FR-8X power off and unplug the USB memory.