I've culled all of the salient questions about the DW-8000 from
the previously available Internet resources, and collected them
here, along with their most common solutions. So if you're having a
problem, look here first!
Q: Where can I get a User Manual?
A: Look in the Downloads section of this website.
Q: How do I restore the factory patches?
A: The easiest way is to download the WAV file from this website,
and play it back into your DW-8000 using the audio output of your
computer's sound card. Refer to the DW-8000 User Manual for
Q: How do I hook up an MEX-8000 expansion unit?
A: Get the MEX-8000 manual from the Downloads section of this
website and follow the instructions.
Q: Where can I get a replacement AC power cord for my
A: Hosa sells a compatible replacement AC power cord, part number
PWC178 available here.
A: Alternatively, see the project on this website for replacing
your AC power socket with an IEC standard 3 prong socket.
Q: How do I replace the internal battery in my DW-8000?
A: The battery is a standard CR2032 button-cell. Bryan Ressler has an excellent online guide for replacing the DW-8000 battery. Rather than duplicate his effort, here is a link to his page. Soldering
skill is required.
Download a PDF version of the battery replacement guide in the downloads section.
Q: Why is my volume abnormally low?
A: There are several possible causes: (1) Your Lo/Hi output switch
on the back is set to Lo. Set it to Hi. (2) Your patch has a low
oscillator volume setting. (3) Your input trim is set too low, or
you have a bad amp channel, or you have a bad cable or
Q: My display reads "7A PE".
A: You have the tape interface switch set to Tape.
Q: My Tuning or Data slider does not work, data values float and
A: There is a cracked solder joint on the slider in question,
typically where it connects to the grounding pad on the circuit
board. Resoldering the connection should fix it.
Q: Is there a reset procedure?
A: No, to restore your instrument to factory default, restore the
factory patches as described earlier in this section.
Q: Is the DW-8000 multi-timbral?
A: No, but you can get a second part with the Angel City Turbo
Q: Where can I get the Angel City Turbo upgrade?
A: The last place selling it was Musitronics in Germany here. e-Mail them
to see if it is still available and for current price.