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#1656744 - 05/06/20 01:52 PM VS 2480 maintenance
manneokoko Offline
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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.

My questions:

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?

Thanks guys for the support \:\)

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#1656781 - 05/06/20 05:02 PM Re: VS 2480 maintenance [Re: manneokoko]
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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!
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#1656822 - 05/07/20 05:11 AM Re: VS 2480 maintenance [Re: manneokoko]
gyorpb Offline
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Registered: 05/11/19
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 Originally Posted By: manneokoko
1: How do I open the unit to get access to the buttons PCB?
Get yourself a service manual. Google is your friend.
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2: What type of maintenance should I give it on a regular intervals to keep it in good shape?
Keep it under a dust cover when not in use. Make regular backups. Maybe keep a spare hard drive on hand, because your hard drive will fail at some point. Consider converting to solid state storage.

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#1656847 - 05/07/20 08:35 AM Re: VS 2480 maintenance [Re: gyorpb]
manneokoko Offline
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Registered: 09/20/18
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Thanks guys. I really like this unit and want it to stay alive for a long time.

Unfortunately I noticed now that also 3 of the encoders are malfunctioning. I will start a separate thread about this.

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#1656886 - 05/07/20 12:51 PM Re: VS 2480 maintenance [Re: manneokoko]
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Tiny specialized pointy Q tips


and this vacuum attachment with a single tube of this one


Edited by C Jo Go (05/08/20 12:38 AM)
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#1657063 - 05/08/20 07:53 AM Re: VS 2480 maintenance [Re: C Jo Go]
manneokoko Offline
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Registered: 09/20/18
Posts: 9
 Originally Posted By: C Jo Go
Tiny specialized pointy Q tips
and this vacuum attachment with a single tube of this one


Cool. Have you tried this yourself? I guess to clean the faders?
No detergent or lubricant needed?

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#1658052 - 05/12/20 11:27 AM Re: VS 2480 maintenance [Re: manneokoko]
Mutley58 Offline
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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.
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#1658073 - 05/12/20 01:18 PM Re: VS 2480 maintenance [Re: manneokoko]
C Jo Go Online   content
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 Originally Posted By: manneokoko
 Originally Posted By: C Jo Go
Tiny specialized pointy Q tips
and this vacuum attachment with a single tube of this one


Cool. Have you tried this yourself? I guess to clean the faders?
No detergent or lubricant needed?
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Forget about the changes in the key and just play within the range of the idea...

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#1665239 - 06/13/20 10:57 PM Re: VS 2480 maintenance [Re: C Jo Go]
Dianna Offline
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Those tooLs are great...
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#1665240 - 06/13/20 11:01 PM Re: VS 2480 maintenance [Re: Dianna]
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Just fit in the channels ~!
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