If the Octatrack boots to DEMO mode even though the CF card is inserted, this is likely caused by a damaged CF-card reader pin list. The Octatrack is not able to register that a card is inserted when one or more pins are bent or missing.


  • Remove the card, and look carefully inside the slot to see if the pin list looks intact. If it's hard to see, you can also take a photo and enlarge the photo for easier viewing.

  • If the pin list is damaged, please contact Elektron support.

  • If the pin list is intact, then it is possible that the CF card is defective, and we recommend trying a different CF card.