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Axe-Fx III Recovery Steps

Axe-Fx III Recovery Steps

Problems during Firmware Upgrade
If your Axe-Fx III will not boot normally, the problem may just be the current preset. You can force the unit to load an empty initialized preset as follows:

  1. Power down the unit and wait five seconds.
  2. Power on holding HOME until the boot-up progress bar first appears.
  3. The Axe-Fx III will boot with an empty initialized preset in location 000. You can STORE this to any other location to overwrite a problematic preset.


Problems during/After Firmware Update

The Axe-Fx III has a built-in recovery system known as the “Emergency Boot Loader” to protect you against mishaps during firmware update. To boot from the emergency boot loader:

  1. Power down the unit and wait five seconds.
  2. Power on holding both Page Left and Page Right buttons until the Emergency Utility page appears.
  3. Update as normal using Fractal-Bot.


Problems with Global Settings or Parameters

In the very unlikely event that a problematic system parameter prevents the Axe-Fx III from booting normally, you may use the following procedure to recover:

  1. Power down the unit and wait five seconds.
  2. Power on holding Edit until the boot-up progress bar first appears.
  3. Enter SETUP, open the Utilities menu, and page to Reset.
  4. Select the option RESET SYSTEM PARAMETERS. Do NOT accidentally select CLEAR ALL PRESETS!
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to execute.
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  1. Mark Day

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