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Re: Vortex problem

The rotary encoders are notorious for early failure.  They're almost always the problem.  I've had a couple repaired by Lexicon, but I've also had them sent them to me and installed them  myself semi-successfully. (one screwup with overheating and destroying the pot).  I've had 6 or 7 Vortexes and one last one in my rack that acts semi-weird and I'm really starting to become very of dealing with them. Gotta find something new for parallel stereo tweakage!

On 12/9/08, mark francombe <mark@markfrancombe.com> wrote:
Well thank you for that Stefan... love the analogy...
I would go with your ideas but my vortex does sem to have an odd problem, in that a "reboot" fixes the problem for a while, untill I rotate an encoder, and not always... if i leave it on a patch, no problems... the echos will never disappear... it only when I twiddle my knob... (damn that analogy)


On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 11:15 PM, Stefan Tiedje <stefantiedje@googlemail.com> wrote:
andy butler schrieb:

Hmm why do you think its a leaky capacitor?

Electrolytic Capacitors on the the various power rails
are likely components to fail.
Also diodes in the power regulation, but that's more obvious
to find.

The most likely thing to fail in any electrical device is connectors, cable connectors, or IC connections. Open the box and give all connectors good sex. (You know, push'em in and out till they scream). Only if that fails smell and look for blown parts...
(Looping devices are like loopers, only if sex doesn't help you have to go to the doctor...)


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