My Boss RC-3 loop station, once asked to play a loop, outputs an incredibly loud white noise.


i) Do you know possible ways of fixing this issue?

ii) If not, do you know how to format the Boss pedal?

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RC-3: clearing the internal memory (factory reset)

Do not turn off the Power while the display is flashing.

Backup your data. Copy the complete Roland folder to your computer

Begin with device POWER TURNED OFF:

  1. Press and hold the [WRITE] and [RHYTHM ON/OFF] buttons and TURN ON the POWER by connecting a MONO INSTRUMENT cable to the OUTPUT A L/MONO of the RC-3 OUTPUT JACK.

  2. Release the buttons, and then press [RHYTHM ON/OFF] again—"FN" flashes in the display.

  3. Press [WRITE] — "FN" flashes rapidly for approximately 10 seconds.

  4. When the phrase number appears, the FACTORY RESET is complete. Recycle POWER OFF then back ON again for normal play mode.

Do not turn off the Power while the display is flashing.

  • It appears to have fixed the noise issue.
    – Rgkpdx
    Commented Dec 15, 2018 at 21:11

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