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Source Membrane Question
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:02 pm
okay. so i bought a source for pretty cheap. Its in great condition....except 4 or 5 membrane buttons don't work. I've heard you can buy new ones on ebay, but does anyone know if there is any way to fix the original membrane? also has anyone ever bought one of the membranes off ebay and put it on? I'm assuming it would come with a new adhesive surface...thanks
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:19 pm
Check this thread, scroll down a bit:
This method will also work for TI Speak and Spells and McDonalds cash registers
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:58 pm
Assuming that the problem lies in the membrane and not somewhere else in the unit, just buy the new membrane on ebay. I think that they run about $80, and I have heard that they work just great. Not much on working on synths, so don't ask me about how easy it is to install, but it does come with the sticky back to hold it in place.
I gave away a perfectly good Source in the early 90's, because the touch pad was hinkey. Nothing can be done with them. Wish that the replacement panel was available back then.
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:01 pm
thewaag wrote: Nothing can be done with them.
Unless you're really adventurous:
thewaag is correct, your best course of action would probably be to buy a new membrane. I emailed the person who sells those on eBay about another product they sell for Moog restoration and never got a response. I usually try not to deal with companies who ignore their customers unless I have to.
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:41 pm
OysterRock wrote:I emailed the person who sells those on eBay about another product they sell for Moog restoration and never got a response. I usually try not to deal with companies who ignore their customers unless I have to.
While I am NOT endorsing the seller of the membranes, on another board that I follow this seller is known for supplying quality replacement products for old analog synths. I have read a few accounts of people getting these membranes from him and were happy with the product.
He is also known for NOT REPLYING TO EMAILS.
There was a while a few months back where people wondered if he was still around as nobody had heard from him. If he is posting on ebay, however, I guess that he is back.
As with everything on ebay, you take your chances.
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:50 pm
In addition to the above replies enjoy your purchase, I would open it up and clean the pots and check the condition of the battery.
Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:40 pm
gd wrote:In addition to the above replies enjoy your purchase, I would open it up and clean the pots and check the condition of the battery.
thanks. I checked all the pots and the battery is new within the past few months. It sounds great, looks great, just the 3 or 4 membrane buttons won't work. thanks everyone
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:31 am
I think the membrane seller you're talking about is called 'chipforbrains'?
If it is, I bought a replacement Juno bender lever assembly from him(her?) and it was great. Good quality, delivered quickly from Hong Kong I seem to recall.
You did well picking up a source cheaply!
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:57 pm
"chipforbrains" is a god send.
I have had from him all sorts of great, hard to find stuff . . he even made me knobs for my Opus3 . . specially for me.
I have had the membrane off of him and it works great . . very easy to put on (peel off the old one . . clean up the panel, slide the ribbons through the slot in the panel, unpeel the adhesive backing and stick down then plug in the ribbons).
And the print decal is identical . . like it was moog made.
go get it.
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:56 pm
There you have it!
Chipsforbrains is indeed the same guy that I was talking about. Sounds like you can buy from him with confidence.
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:28 pm
yeah, the chipforbrains guy is pretty awesome....i've bought an assortment of mg-1 replacement parts from him which have all been top-notch....they even messed up sending me this one slider so they replaced it almost immedietly!......for what it's worth i approve.....
...also ain't the cheapest stuff in the world....but hey....when nobody else makes it....they've got the control over the price tag
Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 9:31 am
i endorse chipsforbrians. cy is a cool guy, who always replied to my emails. thats strange if he's not for you.
Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 7:15 pm
That's a bit overkill for a S&S, isn't it?
Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:00 pm
endocrine wrote:That's a bit overkill for a S&S, isn't it?
I place my Speak and Spell up there with my Moog.
OK, calm down. That was a joke.
Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:24 pm
S&S is just the tip of the iceburg!
Anyone up to bending a Voyager?