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Axe-Fx III Basic Recovery Steps

The Axe-Fx III has several built-in recovery routines. 

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. If your unit fails to boot after a problem during firmware installation, you can use the emergency boot loader to boot and try the update again:

  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 A SINGLE PRESET

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.

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 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. Execute Reset System Parameters as indicated on-screen (Push-knob followed by ENTER).WARNING! Do NOT accidentally perform CLEAR ALL PRESETS!!!
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to execute. Press HOME when finished.

You can in fact hold both HOME and EDIT at once to reset the current preset and prevent the loading of global settings and parameters.

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