One of the Prophets

On the workbench at the moment is one of the Prophet VS that we have. They both need a little attention. First up is this one, cosmetically its in good shape. A few of the buttons aren’t as responsive as they should be. So as usual its time to get it on the operating table for a little exploratory surgery. Once I’d opened it up and had a chance to check out the layout it was a simple task to note down what cables go where before removing the control panel (where the faulty tact switches sit). Once that was out I had to figure out how to remove the switch caps to be able to get access to the switches themselves. This was no small feat, there’s no mention of how to do this in the service notes, and lets face it, you don’t want to force and break them. Eventually I figured out how to remove one, then it was a matter of carefully removing the other fifty of them. I gave them all a good clean and also cleaned the data slider. Next step was to clean the switch caps using my now normal procedure of soapy toohbrushing. Next up will be to reassemble it and check the functionality of the switches.

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03 2009

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