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#283659 - 27/06/2006 05:32 URGENT -- Rotary encoder dead
Thorgal
new poster

Registered: 19/06/2002
Posts: 1
Loc: Switzerland
Hello,

I have send several mails to Empegrepair without getting any answer.
I have now my rotary encoder changing the volume in "standalone mode" without my interaction.

So can anybody tell me where I can sens or who can I contact to send my Empeg MKII to exchange my encoder ?

I appreciate your help.
Best regards,
David (CH)

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#283660 - 27/06/2006 06:00 Re: URGENT -- Rotary encoder dead [Re: Thorgal]
matthew_k
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Registered: 12/02/2002
Posts: 2298
Loc: Berkeley, California
Your other option is Eutronix, as linked to from the top of the BBS. Not as convenient, but they might be faster. For the rotary encoder, you would probably just need to send the display board.

I believe the encoder is all through-the-whole soldering, so you could order one and try and find someone local to you to install it. I'm sure you can find instructions on replacing it if you search the BBS.

Matthew

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#283661 - 27/06/2006 06:07 Re: URGENT -- Rotary encoder dead [Re: matthew_k]
Thorgal
new poster

Registered: 19/06/2002
Posts: 1
Loc: Switzerland
Txs, I have send a mail to Enrotronix and waitt an answer.

I agree with your suggestion to order an encoder locally and find someone here to do the modificatioin, but... What kind of encoder should I order ? Does anybody know the part number ?...

David

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#283662 - 27/06/2006 07:44 Re: URGENT -- Rotary encoder dead [Re: Thorgal]
Mach
old hand

Registered: 15/07/2002
Posts: 826
Loc: Texas, USA
From the FAQ entry on Jumpy Encoder, it looks like an Alps EC11E-15244.

A quick search on Mouser.com, shows that this part is available.

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#283663 - 27/06/2006 17:49 Re: URGENT -- Rotary encoder dead [Re: Thorgal]
Waterman981
old hand

Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 804
Loc: Salt Lake City, UT
I believe Robricc also has some, you could give him a pm.
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#283664 - 27/06/2006 18:22 Re: URGENT -- Rotary encoder dead [Re: Waterman981]
robricc
carpal tunnel

Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4925
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
Quote:
I believe Robricc also has some, you could give him a pm.

I'm glad to give away encoders for free, but I've really only been sending them to the US. If you're willing to pay shipping and wait until I can get to the post office, I will send out of the country.
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#283665 - 27/06/2006 18:50 Re: URGENT -- Rotary encoder dead [Re: Thorgal]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31474
Loc: Seattle, WA
Whatever you do, don't try to replace the encoder yourself unless you really really really know what you're doing. It's a particularly tricky job, even for experts. You could ruin your display board by pulling up traces as you try to remove the old encoder.

By the way, you guys giving him part numbers: You didn't even ask him if he has a 2 or a 2a, and they're different parts...
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#283666 - 27/06/2006 19:00 Re: URGENT -- Rotary encoder dead [Re: tfabris]
maczrool
pooh-bah

Registered: 13/01/2002
Posts: 1649
Loc: Louisiana, USA
Quote:
you could ruin your display board by pulling up traces as you try to remove the old encoder.


Not necessarily so . We repaired an MK2 board with all pads ripped off the board and it works fine. The repair is expensive and a bit ugly though.

Also, please note that Mouser does not sell an exact replacement for an MK2A encoder. They either have a fuller travel on the push button, fewer detents (courser feel), or fit a little more tightly than the original. That said the selection from Mouser is probably the best choice. If anyone wants to order 2000 of them, you can get an exact replacement from them.

Good luck,
Stu
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#283667 - 27/06/2006 20:08 Re: URGENT -- Rotary encoder dead [Re: Thorgal]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14390
Loc: Canada
Quote:
I have now my rotary encoder changing the volume in "standalone mode" without my interaction.


If you meant standby mode there, then just install the latest Hijack kernel, and that problem is solved.

Cheers

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#283668 - 28/06/2006 21:14 Re: URGENT -- Rotary encoder dead [Re: maczrool]
The Central Guy
enthusiast

Registered: 18/03/2002
Posts: 225
Loc: San Diego, California USA
Per my previous posting, the length of the Mouser replacement for the 2a doesn't match the original but works okay...

Randy

http://empegbbs.com/ubbthreads/showflat....true#Post268415


Edited by The Central Guy (28/06/2006 21:15)
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#283669 - 29/06/2006 14:20 Re: URGENT -- Rotary encoder dead [Re: mlord]
Robotic
pooh-bah

Registered: 06/04/2005
Posts: 2026
Loc: Seattle transplant
Quote:
Quote:
I have now my rotary encoder changing the volume in "standalone mode" without my interaction.


If you meant standby mode there, then just install the latest Hijack kernel, and that problem is solved.

Cheers

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Mark's suggestion is your best first step!
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