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Old 02-19-2011, 03:20 AM
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Default Icon D-control faders - resistance in moving

Hi everyone,
some faders on my 16 track Icon suddenly seems to be hard to move. The electrical system functions perfectly, but moving the faders by hand is the problem. I've read the thread about fighting faders, without finding some answers. My guess is that the faders over time time have become filled with dust etc. Can anyone give me some advice in how to clean and perhaps lubricate the faders?

Thanks for any answers and advice.

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Old 02-20-2011, 03:08 PM
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Default Re: Icon D-control faders - resistance in moving

Hi
we had same problem. Unfortunately it's not the dust and lubricating doesn't help. The fader is moving on a stick using a plastic sleeve that goes bigger than it should be so it stuck. you can replace the whole fader ( that's expencive but quick!) or just the moving part (that's cheap but will take some time!).
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:54 PM
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Default Re: Icon D-control faders - resistance in moving

I'm having a problem similar to this as well. 3 of the 32 faders on the ICON are kinda stuck at the bottom. When I put it in VEGAS mode I can "help" the faders up but then they just shoot back down.

Is it easy to take the fader caps off and remove the 8-fader plate to inspect and/or clean?
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:23 AM
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AfterJohn, sounds like possible faulty faders or an issue with the motor controller board. I would get in touch with support who can advice on additional troubleshooting steps to help get this sorted.

tvjorg, difficutl to judge wether you're facing a similar issue, bad faders or motor controller board. One thing to try is to give the faders a good workout. Let them run in cycle test mode for a while. The faders will shut themselves down to prevent the motors from getting burned and then they automatically resume the test after a couple of minutes. Let it run for several cycles.
You'll be cleaning the tracks like this as well and things possibly get better with those faders. If it doesn't .... get in touch with tech support.

How old are these units ? Except for bad ground and normal fader wear and tear over time, the one thing I have seen a couple of times is faders getting really 'heavy' and 'dirty' because of bad maintenance on the airco systems in the room. Airco's have filters and filters get dirty. Not changing them in time will distribute particles in the air that will typically find their way to the fader tracks. They work like magnets for that stuff.

You could get one of those faders out. Lifting the metal fader plate should allow you to lift the faders enough to disconnect them from the motor controller board and get one out. Carefully open the cover (watch the clips on the side) and have a look at the fader track. Ideally that track is smooth and has no dirt on it.


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Thanks Chris! I'll report back once I make some progress.
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:30 AM
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Here is a good thread on that:

http://duc.avid.com/showthread.php?t...ighlight=fader
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