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Boss DR Rhythm 660 battery replacement
Old 17th October 2006
  #1
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mprooxis's Avatar
 
🎧 15 years
Boss DR Rhythm 660 battery replacement

Hi all,
this week when turning on my beloved Dr. 660 drum machine and a message came up saying low battery,,,the only way it would proceed was to hit enter,
and WHAMMOOO!!!!
The damm thing initialized itself whipping out all of my custum beats!!!
Anyway, does anyone know how to replace the battery?
thanks in advance.
Mario
Old 19th November 2008
  #2
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🎧 10 years
Hello,

I just picked one up and the batter is actually a lithium.
1. Unscrew everything on the bottom
2. Pull off back cover
3. You'll see a circuit board that will pull out *but be careful - you have to kind of pull and slide to the right to get the one jack past what its hitting.
4. You'll see the lithium batter. Size 2032
Old 19th November 2008 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
A while back I got the "low battery" warning on my 660, too. I tore it apart, replaced the battery, and all was fine....... for about a month, then it started glitching, cutting out, LED screen freaking out, etc. I don't know if I really want to go through the headache of replacing the battery again just to possiblly have it happen all over again.

Let us know how it turns out for you.

ROD
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Old 11th January 2013
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🎧 15 years
Pulled and replaced the battery, no dice! Still getting the message. :(
Old 11th January 2013
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I hung mine on the wall as a reminder of times past!!
Old 21st April 2014
  #6
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🎧 5 years
I just got one of these off ebay. Has anyone had a *successful* experience replacing the battery?

Thanks!
Old 21st April 2014
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🎧 10 years
Changing the battery is no big deal.....
Found this info for you:
1.Disconnect all of the cables hooked up to the unit and turn it off. Turn the DR-660 upside down and remove each of the screws holding the bottom cover in place. Pull the cover off, exposing the internal components.
2.Remove the screws holding the circuit board in place. Slide the circuit board toward the right side of the unit and gently pull it out. The battery, a small button cell, will now be visible.
3.Pull the battery out of its holder. Replace it with a new lithium battery, size 2032. Insert the new battery with the positive side facing up. Replace the circuit board and back cover, ensuring that all of the screws are reinstalled.
Old 22nd April 2014
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Old 22nd April 2014 | Show parent
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🎧 5 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by SP2016 ➑️
Changing the battery is no big deal.....
Found this info for you:
1.Disconnect all of the cables hooked up to the unit and turn it off. Turn the DR-660 upside down and remove each of the screws holding the bottom cover in place. Pull the cover off, exposing the internal components.
2.Remove the screws holding the circuit board in place. Slide the circuit board toward the right side of the unit and gently pull it out. The battery, a small button cell, will now be visible.
3.Pull the battery out of its holder. Replace it with a new lithium battery, size 2032. Insert the new battery with the positive side facing up. Replace the circuit board and back cover, ensuring that all of the screws are reinstalled.
Ok cool. Yeah, I found the same ehow article and watched a vid, but I read something somewhere about desoldering stuff. That combined with the above thread made me hesitant. This looks like a super easy thing to do tho.

Thanks for the copypasta, and thanks for not just posting a LMGTFY link
Old 14th August 2017
  #10
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🎧 10 years
Just replaced my battery yesterday with successful results.
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