I got this Machinedrum used many years ago. It wasn’t shipped well and got bounced around for sure. The volume encoder has a bit of a wobble and sound drops out if you wiggle it. No big deal. Used it for a few years without ever plugging a midi cable into it. Midi in works, I can sequence things from a daw. Midi out doesn’t seem to work at all. I am just now wishing it was functional.
Anyway I took the thing apart thinking I might try reflowing the midi jacks and maybe the same with the volume encoder. Once I got down to the midi board I see a red wire that looks like it is jumpering from a resister to something else. Haven’t see this wire in any other pictures/videos. Is this an old repair? I thought about removing it and seeing what happened but decided I’d rather have a fairly functional machine than none.
Anyone have any idea what this is accomplishing? I figure there is something wrong with the midi board and someone who has a bit of engineering skill rigged it to work. I am pretty good with a soldering iron but I just read directions and do what I’m told. I might contact elektron about sending it in for repairs and maybe some fresh encoders but money is kind of tight and the idea of shipping my most prized instrument so far away is a bit daunting. Maybe I could swap the midi board out or something.