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Deck Resetting The problem happens during playback. After a period of playback time the deck will rapidly reset its self, any settings I had adjusted like removing the pitch lock and setting pitch to 8 will go back to the settings they were on when I first turned the unit on. Playback stops and the decks are useless. At first all was fine but after a while one started to go wrong then the other one did the same.

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  • esalsa Dec 05, 2008

    Please would someone URGENTLY post a solution to this frustrating problem, thank you... DJ esalsa

  • esalsa Dec 05, 2008

    Would someone please URGENTLY post a solution to this frustrating problem being experienced by Dazzafox, myself and a few other DJs?

    Thank you very much,

    DJ esalsa


  • DjPuca Apr 07, 2009

    I also have a problem with my decks resetting, they were fine at first but after a wile one side started resetting itself, it only seems to happen when they are being used for a wile, perhaps a heating problem???
    anyone know how to fix this???


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I was correct in thinking that an over heating problem was causing my deck to reset.
I installed a fan in the deck and it solved the problem, it hasnt reset itself since and it has been used for hours on end.
I used a fan out of a desktop computer, these can be purchased in any computer shop, a relatively small one will do, i dont think the position is overly important(as long as it circulates the air inside the deck and through the vents)
I installed a seperate transformer to run the fan because i didn't want to overload any components of the original deck, this was the tricky part so u will need somebody that knows what they are doing.

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