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Taking a mAckie 1642 Apart
Old 11th September 2007
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Taking a mAckie 1642 Apart

I am trying to sell my 1642 mixer. It's in great shape but two XLR connectors aren't working properly and I would like to repair them before selling it. When you insert the connector it doesn't make contact all the way down. How on earth do you take this thing apart? Any web sires or detailed instructions about how to get at this thing?
Old 11th September 2007
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How on earth do you take this thing apart?


Basically it's more trouble than it's worth. You have to remove ALL the knobs
and ALL the screws, take off the bottom panel, and then the one piece circuit
board will slide out. You will also have to remove the screws from the XLR
connectors since they are probably attached to the circuit board. All the Mackie
mixers are basically throw away items if they need to be repaired (IMO)
Old 11th September 2007
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Old 12th September 2007
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Basically it's more trouble than it's worth. You have to remove ALL the knobs
and ALL the screws, take off the bottom panel, and then the one piece circuit
board will slide out. You will also have to remove the screws from the XLR
connectors since they are probably attached to the circuit board. All the Mackie
mixers are basically throw away items if they need to be repaired (IMO)
+1 I have repaired countless Mackies and have perhaps an unreasonable hatred for everything they make. Especially the digital stuff. "God not another D8B!!" The shop had a bone yard of dead Mackie boards that you could pull the XLR's off of that you are going to need.
Old 12th September 2007
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If you email Mackie's tech support, they will send you login instructions to download a service manual for you board. Now if you want real fun, try replacing the surface mount opamps that are situated between the channel and buss faders.
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