R-16 Saving Error Help!

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R-16 Saving Error Help!

Post by Nerve113 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:53 pm

Can anybody provide me with any insight on a bizarre error message I'm experiencing with my R-16?
This is the 2nd time it's happened, the first time I had to send it in for repair.
I powered up my R-16 and it automatically defaulted to Prj 000. When I pressed the "Project" button to select a project off of my memory card the display read "Save to No. 000?", accepting was the only function the R-16 would allow by pressing the "enter" key, it repeated to confirm if I wanted to "save to no. 000", I pressed "enter" again and the display indicated there was an "error saving to no. 000".
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Re: R-16 Saving Error Help!

Post by selbalicious » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:29 am

I've seen this happen, but I've always gotten around it by EITHER:

1. Creating a New project.
2. Loading an existing real project that already exists on the card.

I would suggest that you EITHER:

1. Try to create a New Project first (it sounds like it's trying to "save" and there's nothing to save to)
or
2. Save everything off the SD card that you care about and reformat the card using the Tool menu and maybe that will get you out of the loop you're in.

The other thing to do would be to make SURE you have the latest firmware. It COULD be that you're experiencing a bug with an older firmware.

These R16's are usually drop-dead rock solid units, so I'm thinking yours is in some kind of loop and you have to knock it out of the loop.

In my particular case, I will record, say, 3 "projects" in a row at a live performance. I'll shut the machine down after PROJ003. I'll then pull everything off the card and delete folders PROJ001, PROJ002, and PROJ003. I'll then stick the SD card back in the R16 and boot it up. It will act funny because it can't "find" PROJ003. Because I have a template project at PROJ000 (that I basically never delete), I can EITHER load the template project OR create a New project and I can make the "error" go away.

Hope that helps in your particular situation. I'm guessing you're in the same sort of loop mine gets in.

Oh...and before I forget, IF you wipe out folders and ESPECIALLY if you wipe out the folder that the R16 last "opened", I would make it a habit to turn the R16 back on and NOT immediately start recording because technically, the R16 is in a sort of limbo because you haven't created a New project and you haven't loaded an existing project.

So...to repeat: IF you wipe out folders on the SD card and then stick it back in the R16, EITHER:
1. Turn it on and IMMEDIATELY create a New project.
or
2. Have a "template" project sitting at PROJ000 (for example) and turn it on and IMMEDIATELY load up PROJ000.

I'll wager that will get you out of the weirdness you're experiencing.
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Re: R-16 Saving Error Help!

Post by selbalicious » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:32 am

You could also try hitting the Exit button when it's asking to save (which would seem to indicate NO, I don't want to save.

Or try the jog wheel to see if you can get it to snap out of its little hissy fit.
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Re: R-16 Saving Error Help!

Post by Nerve113 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:10 pm

Kevin, you're a genius! Thank you! Reformatting the SD card worked great, now I just need to be a little more savvy and remember to back it up after each use. I did lose the projects I was working on, but I have a feeling redoing them is going to be just as fun as the first time around!
Thanks again!
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Re: R-16 Saving Error Help!

Post by FMLBarn » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:17 pm

I have this same problem, but get a "Card Error" when I try to format. I've tried multiple cards of different types. I've tried exchanging cards using the function on the unit, shutting down, unplugging, using existing cards, NOTHING works.

If I hit "Project" it automatically goes to the "Save to No. 000" which always returns an error.

I've tried updating firmware, but get a Card Error. I'm at my wits end, if anyone knows a fix! Thanks...
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Re: R-16 Saving Error Help!

Post by Jim_Fogle » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:32 pm

FMLBarn wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:17 pm
I have this same problem, but get a "Card Error" when I try to format. I've tried multiple cards of different types. I've tried exchanging cards using the function on the unit, shutting down, unplugging, using existing cards, NOTHING works.

If I hit "Project" it automatically goes to the "Save to No. 000" which always returns an error.

I've tried updating firmware, but get a Card Error. I'm at my wits end, if anyone knows a fix! Thanks...
Your issue reads like the SD card reader/writer is bad, that's the only solution I can think of.
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