I took apart my MPC X last night to replace a broken button…as Akai will have it, to access the plastic buttons, one has to pretty much take the whole device apart…anyway, I did it, had to do it twice, first time went OK, second time when I reassembled the device stopped working - namely the screen didn’t turn on, pads would light up and then go dark, that’s that. I thought it was due to one of the flat connectors coming off when I opened the lid the second time (screen to the main board / motherboard) — tried to put it back in, read conflicting reports on MPC-Forum on which way exactly it should go back in (pins down/up), ended up trying both, neither worked so I left it there last night.
Tonight I‘m back from work, thought I’d have another look, cause you know, the situation sort of sucks .
Opened the thing up again and took it apart pretty much completely, and low and behold I find a piece in the freaking case that seems to have broken off from one of the pcb boards.
Specifically it’s the pcb board that holds all the audio I/Os.
Here the photos of the piece (capacitator? transistor? whatdoIknow?) and the spot where I believe it should be:
And here is the birdeye view of the disassembled MPC X and the affected pcb board’s position (audio I/O, marked in yellow…and for good measure I’ve highlighted the aforementioned flat connector in blue).
Since I have zero electric engineering/electronics knowledge, I wonder if those of you who do can give me your assessment:
A. What is the piece that’s “broken off”?
B. Is it indeed broken off or glued off etc?
C. Can it be fixed by reattaching it? (eg glue, soder etc)?
D. If the piece is busted, can it be replaced? (If so, then back to QC, ie how? :))
E. Am I right to assume that the thing isn’t working because of this piece or could eg the flat connector also still be an issue (ie bent/pins destroyed etc)? If the latter, can that sort of connector be fixed/replaced or are they purpose made for that particular pcb design? (I’m clueless, so forgive me if this question is dumb)
I appreciate any help/knowledge/recommendations those of you more knowledgable than me can share!