1 (edited by jimdier 2010-03-05 03:34:44)

Topic: Repairing bad inputs

Bought FF800 and Octamic D in 2006.  Everything fine with Octamic.  Recently new problems with FF800.

I have 2 inputs (1/4" on back) that are not working.  They are #2 and #3.  I am not 100% sure, but I believe they worked when the unit was new, but they may not have.  When you look at these two inputs it appears that there is some light calcification (white chalky looking build up) around the edges of them.  I had an 8 way 1/4" snake plugged in there and when I pull those male plugs out, they appear to have a little corrosion on them too.

All the gear (including the snake) was bought new in 2006 and nothing strange has happened to anything, so I am not sure what happened.

I am curious if this is something that I can fix myself (if so, where can I get the replacement input jacks and what type do I buy?) or do I send it in somewhere to have it fixed.  Wondering if there is a good way to clean those jacks out and possibly bring back to life.

I am a capable and confident PCB solderer.

Thanks in advance for any help on this.


Re: Repairing bad inputs

jimdier wrote:

I am a capable and confident PCB solderer.Jim

Just as a side note:

http://www.rme-audio.de/forum/viewtopic … 49&p=1

If this is just a contact problem it is easy to solve...you know.



Re: Repairing bad inputs

Hi Jim,

We are still operating of course, but I have not received any mail or calls from you. Please get in touch and we can have the unit serviced.


Jeff Petersen
Synthax Inc.

Re: Repairing bad inputs

Thanks for all the replies.  Synthax is in touch with me and I believe I will have a resolution shortly.

I will post a follow up once I am back up and running.


Re: Repairing bad inputs

Synthax is all over this.  Unit to be repaired.