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by Scodiddly
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: alesis wedge power supply problem?
Replies: 23
Views: 268

Re: alesis wedge power supply problem?

digitaldrummer wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:07 pm
I noticed this here:

pad lifted.jpg

you may need a magnifying glass to see if the pad is really gone or not
Or an ohmmeter. :twisted:

Sometimes not all the pins are actually used, and so it might not even matter.
by Scodiddly
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: alesis wedge power supply problem?
Replies: 23
Views: 268

Re: alesis wedge power supply problem?

it also looked to me like maybe one of the pads had come loose from the PCB (specifically the upper left in the picture). Sometimes it's connected to nothing on that side of the board, so if you get lucky enough to make a connection on the other side where the trace is (I'm assuming this is only 2 ...
by Scodiddly
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: alesis wedge power supply problem?
Replies: 23
Views: 268

Re: alesis wedge power supply problem?

Congratulations!

The connector itself may be a bit worn. But that kind of power connector right on the PCB is one of the very common problems on older cheap gear like that, and easy enough to fix most of the time.
by Scodiddly
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: alesis wedge power supply problem?
Replies: 23
Views: 268

Re: alesis wedge power supply problem?

ok - that was pretty easy actually.. here's a pic of the other side. https://www.dropbox.com/s/imleby1200qk0zt/IMG_0886.jpg?dl=0 I'm not sure what "reflow" really means - I don't own a heat gun, just a soldering iron. so is it just the 2 pins closest to the edge of the pcb that i just add a little ...
by Scodiddly
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4024
Views: 869607

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Pair of Yamaha PM5000 mixing console channel strips, racked up. I'm not sure if this is recently "acquired" as all the parts have been here for at least a couple years and sometimes longer. Just finally got around to assembling it. I will add that it's very straightforward on one hand, and rather we...
by Scodiddly
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mackie 1604VLZ rehab as shelter in place project
Replies: 10
Views: 204

Re: Mackie 1604VLZ rehab as shelter in place project

If things are truly desperate a little WD-40 can be used. It was originally invented as a way to keep electronics dry.
by Scodiddly
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mackie 1604VLZ rehab as shelter in place project
Replies: 10
Views: 204

Re: Mackie 1604VLZ rehab as shelter in place project

I just did a little poke at Lowes.com, and they carry a "CRC Contact Cleaner" spray that looks like it would work.
by Scodiddly
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Replies: 19
Views: 590

Re: Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Gregg Juke wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:53 pm

Yeah! I have it in both wrists, but if I switch to Dvorak, will I automatically write better symphonies? That is the question...

GJ
You'll write nine of them! :lol:
by Scodiddly
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Troubleshoot intermittant signal loss on one side of stereo buss A&H GL2400
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Troubleshoot intermittant signal loss on one side of stereo buss A&H GL2400

Is it new, or just new to you? Those mixers do tend to develop oxidation on the ribbon cable connectors over time. If you can chase the problem away by pushing a really hot signal then that's probably the issue.
by Scodiddly
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Replies: 19
Views: 590

Re: Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Cheapest two things you could do right away is switch your mouse to the other hand and then use the Dvorak layout. Both take a little getting used to, but are generally well worth doing. And any modern operating system will have a Dvorak option in the keyboard language settings.
by Scodiddly
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mackie 1604VLZ rehab as shelter in place project
Replies: 10
Views: 204

Re: Mackie 1604VLZ rehab as shelter in place project

Definitely not the dialetric grease.

Any kind of tuner/pot cleaner lube would be fine. The old Radio Shack stuff was OK.
by Scodiddly
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fanless Pure Power Amp Recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Fanless Pure Power Amp Recommendations?

There are a lot of choices these days, and with digital there's a lot less need for fans. Plus you can find some pretty bare-bones units in the install world.
by Scodiddly
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fanless Pure Power Amp Recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Fanless Pure Power Amp Recommendations?

How fussy are you about topology? Modern digital amps OK or are you set on having some heavy old beast?
by Scodiddly
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Replies: 19
Views: 590

Re: Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Thanks Greg! So far so good, the recovery has been quick. I still cannot use my hand as much as I want to, but I guess I just have to get used to going slower. So, no Death Metal solos for now... ;) My understanding is that you get a reprieve, but you still have to fix/reduce the RSI-causing behavi...
by Scodiddly
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Replies: 19
Views: 590

Re: Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Hope it goes well! I've had tendonitis in my wrists a few times which is a different injury, but still frustrating to live with.