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Re: Advice for DL-4 home repair
I almost missed the hex screw at first, since it doesn't really look like a screw. All I can see on my side of the chip board now is the ROM chip, a potentiometer for the "mode" dial, two wires to the battery compartment, and a bunch of solder spots. Something other than those elements is locking the board down, or it would be a little more flexible.
It may be the dials...so, how do I get them off? Do I just force 'em with a pair of pliers?
On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 10:59 AM, Toby G <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Yes there's a good chance it's the potentiometers
connected to the dials.
There's also an off chance that there is a screw
someplace that you haven't seen yet. I've fixed many electronic devices
and the screws will fool ya.
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Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2009 10:53
Subject: Advice for DL-4 home
As some of you witnessed, the "record" button
of my DL-4 fell apart during my performance at Y2k9. I'm trying to fix the
I still have all the pieces, and it looks like it should be an
easy fix. The trouble is I need to get under the chip board...and it's still
stuck to something I can't see. Once inside the pedal, I've undid 4 black
screws and one tall hex-shaped screw. I also unscrewed the black bolts around
the inputs/outputs on the back of the pedal. The chip board seems to be held
in by something in the middle. Could it be the 5 dials for things like
modeling type, delay, mix? If so, how do I get those out?
frustrating, because if the chipboard was 1/4" higher or more out of the way,
this would be a 20 minute repair job.