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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:47 pm 
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I have on order a couple of faders to replace a couple that have certainly bit the dust. I wondered if anyone else has either had fader issues and replaced either a single fader or the complete board. In the UK the fader board is about £375 and that's without fitting, although the last time I had the broken machine apart it didn't seem to be a difficult job. The thing is, this machine is far from MINT, and I can't help wondering whether I'd be better thinking of keeping this as a 'spares' machine for the future and use the £375 to lookout for another MINT machine like I've just sourced from Germany. Any views?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:04 am 
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I've been fortunate in that my 2400 has worked fine and was in excellent condition when I bought it off ebay. You might want to try and score a nice clean lightly used one for your main machine.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:09 am 
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The faders arrived yesterday along with a channel on green led (5 was out). Relatively easy dismantle and solder job and after re-calibrating the faders a few times, the unit seems to be behaving itself now. I've enquired about getting hold of half a dozen more faders (get 'em while you can) since it may be a good insurance policy. I have a MINT unit but I want to keep it that way so this one will take the brunt of the jobs....


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:42 am 
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Good for you mate, glad your sorted.
Enjoy the rest of your day.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:24 am 
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Cheers. I think I'm going to bite the bullet and order another 11 and replace the lot. It will cost around £200 but then the unit fader wise, will be like new. I can use about half a dozen of the ones I remove as insurance policy for the future as three more faders register incorrect amounts at various stages of their travel. Trouble with any piece of gear over ten years old is, how much is it worth to spend on it, in case something else goes wrong. Having said that, I've a few O2R desks in here and they were built like tanks......I've not looked into what faders they used, but they still move quicker and more precisely than the AW2400 do from new.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:35 am 
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So I replaced all the faders. They all work as they should, but seem a little sluggish compared to my mint machine? I wonder if the power supply caps are a little tired as they seem to get a little quicker once the machine has been on a while.....At least all the levels and travel are right now and the automation is usable.

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