788 System Check FAIL!

Discussion in '788 Digital Portastudio' started by djshiggles, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. djshiggles

    djshiggles New Member

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    Hello,

    I just dug out my old 788 after being boxed up for almost 18 years... There were some songs on there I wanted to get out... To my dismay, when I turned it on i get a System Check Fail error.. Its super old school, version 1.02... I have not a clue how I would even begin to be able to get this thing working and/or possibly get the music off of it. Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks
  2. Jamesj

    Jamesj New Member

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    Hi, i have also bought a 788, version 1.10, with a System Check Fail Error. Did you have any joy fixing yours?
  3. Arjan P

    Arjan P Well-Known Member

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    The first thing I would check is whether it has a backup battery installed - and replace this. Usually this is a button type battery (very often CR2032).

    And maybe you can find a service manual for this device, in which these types of errors are usually described - and their possibe remedy.