Red eye


#123

double check none of your solders are touching too. if they are, make sure to separate them.


#124

MD is incredible


#125

Thats the first thing i did.
Nothing werks anyways. The startup cycle is interrupted by something i fucked up. It never finishes the startup. So it freezes. If the contrast was wacked, id still be able to press a trig and it would light up.

No…i fucked it right good.

I think everything in hole 20 (left to right looking at the back) pulled out. Theres no trace there anymore. I cant get a good solder on it as there is nothing for it to bond to. I just get a cold solder.

I so angry for doing this. I shoulda just stuck with barely being able to read the screen. The red killed my eyes…but this is killing my soul


#126

If you can work out what points on the board the trace is supposed to connect, you can solder a wire from one point to another and restore the connection. You will need to solder a wire directly to pin 20 as well, as the pad is now gone.

The startup sequence could be halting for a number of reasons. I doubt you’ve done any permanent damage unless you caused a short.


#127

yep it’s most likely either a short or a damaged trace.
+1 on soldering a wire if you’ve cut a trace by mistake.
you can either solder it to join up the cut or take a wire from the pin directly to the trace’s destination bypassing the trace altogether (just make sure you follow the correct trace, triple check that).

Ive been in a similar situation to this a couple of times, thought I’d wrecked my synths. turned out fine after a bit of a lesson and help from a more experienced friend.
one of mine was a short due to touching solder points, and the other was a damaged trace.


#128

There is still the solution of contacting Elektron, send the device and get a price for the charges of repairing your beloved MD.


#129

If you want to remove the screen easily from the top side without any force or damage and without a rework station, I suggest getting the Chip Quik SMD Removal Kit and desoldering braid for cleanup. The SMD removal kit comes with low melting point solder. It stays melted for a long time to allow you to heat up all the pins to gently remove the screen. You just apply a small amount of the solder to the pre-soldered header pins to lift off the board. Then you just use the desoldering wick/braid to remove the remaining solder on the pins after the board is removed.


#130

Great idea. need to get some.


#131

hi phaelam. you idiot should show us some pictures of the mess. don’t be so lazy. there is still the chance that someone can help you.


#133

yeah, a complete idiot :slight_smile:

quote by you lol

i tried it…i fucked my MD. it is now broken. extremely sad. i should NEVER have tried…or even THOUGHT of trying.

complete fucking idiot i am.


#135

Phaelam, do you know any good electronics soldering people local to you? I’d say they could have it fixed like new in a few minutes. it’s bound to be one single issue, and easily fixable.


#136

I went to a little shop that referred to a place that could do it.

Its disheartening. I really was excited about doing this. It has been a shot to my confidence. I dont wanna mess mods to any of my prized gear anymore. I have a screen for my mnm as well. I wont even entertain the idea.

I got the one you recommended.
Thanks pidgeo


#137

would i be able to disable background lighting easily to see if thats something i like,or does it mean to disable one of the pins on the LCD?
i LOVE the red on the MD its sooo Bloody RED…but maybe i would just disable for a week,turn it back on and see how much i like it than… :slight_smile:


#138

does anyone know a place in san francisco that can do the screen desolder/soldering for my boxes? [order at least give me the right query. im having 0 luck]
im trying to find a place…and i just cant seem to. the place i was refered to by that shop i went to ISNT THERE ANYMORE fuuuuuu.

im NOT about to try again…ever.


#139

Hi what you need is something like this bro. search for a repair tech at this level in your area or search for pcb traces repair or something

https://www.sector101.co.uk/pcbrepair.html

i wish all the best and luck a Naut deserve to complete the mission to repair his silver boxes….


#140

I’m sure you’ll be able to find a place that will fix it for you. If it’s just a couple of dead contacts there’s a good chance it will come back to life for the cost of an hour of a tech’s time. Don’t panic!


#141

thanks…im in san francisco, and really low on cash. so…im not shipping this anywhere to get it dealt with. :frowning: i pretty much used the same search terms you did. and all i can find are places that will custom make PCBs.
and I’m in silicon valley for fuck sake. this place is LOADED with engineers. :confused:

nah its fucked. i really werked it over. and the new screen i put on…i freakin can’t get off. holy shit man, what a mess. so i am kinda tripping a bit.


#142

at this point I would just leave it before you do any more damage tbh


#143

Yes they made apps jajaja sorry! we want some low budget techy synth friendly people… if possible

also consider

https://www.thomasnet.com/profile/01314742/acme-circuit-board-assembly.html?what=Circuit+Board+Repair+%26+Service&cov=CS&heading=95975074&searchpos=3&cid=1314742

http://www.first-in-technology.com

Hope something helps


#144

Man that sucks. Desoldering sucks so much.

If yer gonna send it to be repaired, I’d just go direct to Elektron and whomever they suggest. I imagine the price will be about the same, but with more specialised knowledge than anybody off the street. Don’t they have a spot in LA that can do this?