Re: sticking buttons
krautsjo <hkatan <at> chello.nl>
2011-09-05 15:04:09 GMT
I would not recommend to use deoxit because at the end you are back to the problem you had in the first place,
deoxit leaves a residue that will going to make it as sticky as it was, it is really not a long term
solution(pun not intended). Alcohol is better as it leaves no residual problems for the long term. That is
why I Wanted to know how the problem occurred or why the problem occured , because it could have been the
result of earlier cleaning.:)
--- In korgkarma <at> yahoogroups.com, "boomstickjoe" <sera <at> ...> wrote:
> Unfortunately you need to open up the Karma to get at the circuit boards that the buttons are mounted on.
Once they are out you can see whats happening. If there is gunk stuck between the plastic button top and the
switch under it, you can use rubbing alcohol to clean the gunk off. Then you would spray some de-oxit
cleaner between the post that sticks out of the switch and the switch body. After spraying a switch, you
would work it by pressing it a few times to get the de-oxit cleaner into the mechanism. Do that for each
switch. Since you have it open, it wouldn't hurt to do the same for your faders. After cleaning the faders,
you would use some fader lubricant to keep them from waring. (This helps get rid of the scratchiness of you
volume fader and the jumpiness of the data fader).
> I buy de-oxit from parts-express.com, but I sure you can find it anywhere. Its a bit pricy but it works
wonders. Its also great for cleaning the 1/4" outputs (non-gold plated), etc. It dissolves the oxidation
quickly. You's want to use some technician's foam Q-tips for that type of cleaning.
> Hope it helps.
> --- In korgkarma <at> yahoogroups.com, "Denny S" <ashoopman2985 <at> > wrote:
> > My Karma has several buttons that stick or just doesn't work. What can I do about it?
> > Thanks,
> > Denny Shoopman