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My Lexicon Alex is malfunctioning, where can I find parts?

The 16 position rotary switch that selects the effect only goes up to 4 on my old Lexicon Alex. After four, it goes to random effects between 1 and 4, even if it's on 16. I tried jumping the poles on the switch, and it will change to different effects.
Basically the switch is broken or malfunctioning due to wear, which is as good as broken. Where could I find a suitable replacement? I think it's a 16 position hexadecimal, but I'm not sure. Anyone have any ideas?

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  • mls_hllmn Mar 05, 2009

    I'm in Jackson, North Carolina. Area code 27845. It's VERY rural here!

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    Jay Selway May 11, 2010

    Where are you situated?

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I don't think it's broken. I think you've cleared some registers (probably number 5 from your description, maybe more) and now you're "us[ing] cleared registers as loop points." This means that you're looping 1-2-3-4 then back to 1 again. This is actually a feature of the Alex and it's awesome as long as you're using it intentionally :) If you don't know you're "using" it the unit have symptoms similar to what you're describing. It's possible that it is broken, but it's more likely that you're in this mode.

I attached a pic of my user's manual.

Also here are the directions as printed in the manual to clear or restore a register (i.e. a number spot on the dial):

  1. Briefly press STORE/CLEAR until a minus sign (-) is displayed.
  2. Press and hold STORE/CLEAR. If you were in preset mode, the register LED will go on, indicating that Alex has automatically switched to register mode -- selecting whatever register is indicated by the position of the REGISTER/PRESET knob. The "-" symbol in the display will flash, indicating that the CLEAR function is armed.
  3. Releasing STORE/CLEAR will clear the displayed register. The display will flash briefly to indicate the clear was successful. (The ID number of any cleared register flashes when selected with the REGISTER/PRESET knob.)
To restore a cleared register, simply repeat the clear operation with the "+" displayed.

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Try Farnell - they have a export department who can send you the rotary selector switch and ship to your Rural area :)

Click Here and select your Region from Global Sites in the top right corner.

All the best

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