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Old 08-10-2012, 01:17 PM
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Default Fighting fader?!?!?!?! Say WHAT?!?!?

So, Just started this studio gig. The control surface is the D-Command and the first thing I notice is almost half of the faders do not respond to touch. Now I'm reading about "fighting faders" (which should be a comic strip by the way) and decide to pull the faders out and clean them.
What part of the fader do you clean exactly? I pulled the fader out and the only thing I thought to clean was the track that the fader moves in. Is there some other part that needs attention?
Could not find a visual guide on line so any tips would be great

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Old 08-10-2012, 02:00 PM
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http://duc.avid.com/showpost.php?p=1714978&postcount=26

The link is dead, but I can email you the files if you send me your address.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:27 AM
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:02 PM
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Default Re: Fighting fader?!?!?!?! Say WHAT?!?!?

Hi,



What I did was to do a "RECAL" a lot of times and it worked.
I don't why it is working but it is and now faders which has not been working for a long time are working fine.
When faders are fighting again, I do the same thing and faders stop to fight ....

Hope this helps.


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Old 09-04-2012, 04:19 PM
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Default Re: Fighting fader?!?!?!?! Say WHAT?!?!?

best to order the carbon fader replacement/upgrade
not the cheapest option but the best for trouble free operation
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:49 PM
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+1 on carbon
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:56 PM
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Cycle is what you really want. Just let them run til it stops. It can help work out the dust etc.

Oh, and yes to carbons if possible.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:26 PM
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Will Carbon faders solve 100% this problem???

I have some fighting faders since i purchased my 24 faders blue D-command one year ago.

I removed them all and cleaned them once.
It stoped for a couple of weeks. And slowly started to reapear.
Now it's worst than ever.

I just emailed my dealer to have a price for 24 carbon fader.
But if i make the move, i dont want to see the problem in the future!

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Old 09-05-2012, 07:59 PM
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yes, the carbons are much better
you can do it a module at a time, the main probably is the better to start with
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:08 AM
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Will Carbon faders solve 100% this problem???
It did for me. I bought an ES, and the faders started to act up only 3 hours in. Swapped all 8 myself with the carbon ones, and it's been all good ever since. Must be 3-4 years ago now.
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