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Buttons on Behringer mixer fail
Old 26th May 2020
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Buttons on Behringer mixer fail

Hello technically skilled fellow slutz!

On my Behringer X2222usb mixer, each channel has tiny buttons for Master and Sub-Master & Solo. See the attached picture.

Unfortunately a few of these buttons have lost their functionality, by what seems to be a mechanical cause. When pushing the buttons, they don't 'click' like they used to & also don't stay in the down/pressed position.

I'm guessing the conditions in which it has lived up until now don't really help: it's in the living room, where it has caught quite some dust and its unfortunate share of fly-excrements.

It's a frustrating thing, since I regularly like to use these buttons for routing the audio. However, I do believe that it's reparable.

My questions are:
- Does anybody have experience with replacing such (or similar) buttons, preferable on a Behringer Mixer?
- Any advice/tips before I start looking for a screwdriver?

It would be good to add that, however I have no experience opening up my audio devices, I am equipped with tools, logic and quite handy hands.

My first thought is to uplug the mixer & open it up by unscrewing the screws on the side, presumably then being able to lift off the top. Whatever I find then & should or should not do/touch/.. is a mystery for me.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 28th May 2020
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It might be a good idea if you team up with someone that has some experience in repairing this type of stuff?

There's many things that can go wrong if you're totally uninformed.

/Jakob E.
Old 28th May 2020
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Thanks. I guess you're right and I'll contact a friend after quarantine time.

I was just assuming that this forum would be a better place to find an answer then amonst my friends
Old 29th May 2020
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It's not for patronizing, just that there are so many, many ways to do this wrong that it is not possible to cover it all in a quick thread. People literally spend decades of work to get there.

All the best,

Jakob E.
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