Re: Program mode won't work
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Posted by Chris on January 13, 2001 at 03:11:17:
In Reply to: Re: Program mode won't work posted by Mike on January 12, 2001 at 03:10:16:
: : Oh gawd.... my newly acquired 1994 QS has stuck in Mix mode and refuses to return to Program mode. I have tried switching on and off, re-initialising software etc. but to no avail. Anyone experienced this before and/or have any ideas how to correct it? Do I have to open her up and start with the soldering iron?
: My first guess would be the "Mix" mode button is stuck in the closed switch position. Since the unit is out of warranttee, you may want to open it up and investigate the exact cause if you are so inclined. Other than this, it sounds like a service call to Alesis.
These kinds of buttons, after years of hard mashing, can begin to leave a deposit on the circuit board contacts below them, shorting them. This is easily cleaned off with isopropanol. The underside of the buttons can be cleaned too, with water, and thoroughly dried. Don't know if this is your keyboard's problem, but who knows until you look.
Once cleaned, use a soft touch to avoid repeating the problem.
- Re: Program mode won't work ChrisJ 1/13/2001