Hi, I have just bought a VS 2480DVD in quite good condition, now I would like to take measures so it stays in good condition.
The only thing about this unit that needs service, is the buttons on left hand side (Channel edit + track status 1-4). They are a bit lower then the rest. They have a rubbery feel and sink in to the unit when pressed. I guess their PCB needs to be fastened. Also some of the faders seems to move a bit slower than others.
I will open the unit up and while I am doing that my question is if there is anything else I should give maintenance to while I'm in there.
1: How do I open the unit to get access to the buttons PCB? 2: What type of maintenance should I give it on a regular intervals to keep it in good shape? 3: Anything else I need to now as a new user?
Welcome to the planet. I am not an expert, so hopefully others will answer as well. I've only opened the unit once, to swap in a new DVD burner. Just label all the screws exactly (they are different sizes and lengths) and you should be fine. Let us know what you find re: the soft buttons. Many people talk about the need to regularly format the hard drive (after making backups, of course). It hasn't been an issue for me. I guess the most important preventive measure is always use a UPS (uninterruptible power supply). The 2480 does not like surprise power outages! It's antique code wants a clean shutdown everytime!
It's all just ones and zeroes. Mark W in mid-MO
Loc: Conestoga, PA, USA
manneokoko - send me a PM. I have a PDF procedure which very clearly shows how to get the unit open as well as the position & types of all screws involved. It's proven to be really helpful to me in the past when I needed to access the unit.