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Lost individual fader use

Unfortunately my 2488 was stepped on and now the individual faders don't work, but I get each input on the master.  The faders do not affect the master, but the inputs levels do.  Please help, I have a bad feeling about this.

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Hi Fader free

It is bad news I would day, you would have to pull the unit down and see what happened, probably find a cracked pcb i would say, and iy this is in the fader area, where hands on produce movement about this area all the time, then repair may be difficult, board replacements may be the only option. Check it out for a simple crack repair job. worst case, I suggest looking for another off ebay, perhaps a faulty one with a dead harddrive or something may be the best approach for a cheap repair.

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Graeme

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