APC40 Fader Problem

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APC40 Fader Problem

Post by Theo Void » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:33 pm

Hi there. I've had my APC40 for a while. I've mapped the shit out of it and even used live w/ Traktor for awhile. I don't use it live anymore but I love using while producing for the auto-mapped macros and such. But there's a problem.
The channel 2 fader is causing the soft-ware fader(volume control) to jump around wiggle un-controllably. It's impossible to use it. I realize it's probably a hard-ware problem, maybe there's something stuck inside, idk.
Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem and if so is it fixable?

Thanx

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Re: APC40 Fader Problem

Post by ikeaboy » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:49 pm

That happens me with one of my faders too (7 not that thats important) I put it down to gigging damage but I'd like it fixed as it fils up my undo. Also, now that I think of it, it only happens in my live show template which is built around Darren Cowleys Isotonik template.

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Re: APC40 Fader Problem

Post by Theo Void » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:07 pm

Ya it sucks. I cant even use it. Mine is definitely a hard ware problem because the same thing happens in Traktor.

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Re: APC40 Fader Problem

Post by subsynth » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:57 pm

you can pay a ridiculous ammount for a replacement at mpcstuff or you can get one from mouser

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/ALP ... U4a1m7VH8C

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Re: APC40 Fader Problem

Post by Theo Void » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:44 pm

subsynth wrote:you can pay a ridiculous ammount for a replacement at mpcstuff or you can get one from mouser

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/ALP ... U4a1m7VH8C
WOW!!!! Nice!!!!I wonder how difficult it is to take it apart and replace!!! I'm sure I can do it.

Thanks a lot bro!!

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Re: APC40 Fader Problem

Post by subsynth » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:33 am

It's not impossible but I would highly recommend a higher wattage soldering iron and some experience.

I had someone with both do it for me...

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Re: APC40 Fader Problem

Post by Theo Void » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:54 am

Ya. MAybe your right. Im not exactly a pro at that kinda stuff!

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Re: APC40 Fader Problem

Post by Donnie » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:15 am

I find that the APC40 just tends to disintegrate over time once that starts happening to the volume faders. May as well ride it out to its death by remapping the bad fader(s) to some random nothing.

With that said...I hope im wrong and the replacement fader works out!

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