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#368936 - 15/06/2017 18:58 Fun times.
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 30784
Loc: Seattle, WA
My rotary encoder finally gave up the ghost (I was on my 2nd one already). I temporarily replaced my display board with one from a backup empeg to get a working rotary encoder. (Stripped a standoff bolt but that's another thread.)

But the backup unit's display board didn't have a lighting kit installed, it was factory stock.

Even though I have spare encoders, after much deliberation, I decided that it would be easier for me to desolder the lighting kit bits from the old display board and solder them into the backup display board, than it would be to do another rotary encoder replacement.

Success. But I'm a little crazy perhaps.




Edited by tfabris (15/06/2017 18:59)
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#368938 - 16/06/2017 21:22 Re: Fun times. [Re: tfabris]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13628
Loc: Canada
Congratulations! I would have tackled the encoder -- moving the lighting kit can be rather tricky, especially the 4-gang resistor for the buttons.

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#368940 - 16/06/2017 22:12 Re: Fun times. [Re: tfabris]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 30784
Loc: Seattle, WA
I actually did really good on that tiny little resistor. Helped to have a slightly-more-expensive soldering iron, and a big magnifying glass on a stand. A good flux pen and some care, and boom, done.

The most troublesome part turned out to be desoldering the button LEDs in a way that left the old display board's buttons still usable and in good shape. Though I'm sure I could have tracked down the specs and bought new ones, I didn't want to wait.
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#368967 - 29/06/2017 17:51 Re: Fun times. [Re: tfabris]
benjammin
member

Registered: 11/08/2002
Posts: 174
Loc: Champaign, IL
(two thumbs up)
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Empeg Mk2 in fabulous green! Green Face, Green BackLit Buttons... GREEN...

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