Roland CR8000 buttons repair made easy

Roland Compurhythm drum machine CR8000 with faulty or worn buttons.

Sounds a lot like the TR808, but a design fault makes these buttons useless after a while.

You need to pull the plastic covers first, to reveal the spring and rubber dome under which we will drop a bit of conductive paint..

To pull the plastic part you need to push the sides using a screwdriver or two like on this video:


10 thoughts on “Roland CR8000 buttons repair made easy”

      1. Ok! Does it seem to last/stay put on the rubber? I’ve seen some comments/reviews by people who have used it for reparing TV remote buttons and claims that it rubs off and creates a short circuit on the PCB (i.e. the button seems to be pressed all the time)

        Perhaps they didn’t let it try properly? I’ve no experience with this kind of paint so that’s why I’m asking 🙂

      2. It worked great for me. Just be careful and do not smear it around-follow my guide-just a drop on the tip! And let it dry for a couple of days. It has worked great for me.. still going strong after all this time.

  1. hello, how did you pull the TOP plastic buttons out ? i cant see it on the video…would be a great help,,,thanx, ned

  2. it saves a lot of work if you don’t have to disassemble the device and solder out all the switches.
    But the way you open the switches doesn’t seem suitable to me, as you can see in the picture above, the side holders are broken.

    1. The machine arrived to me like that. I always assumed they are not broken, they are made like that. But i am always open to suggestions and i am sure there are a few better ways to do this-please show me how you would go about doing this 🙂

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