We couldn’t help but share this photo that DJTT friend Joe Andolina posted on our Facebook wall featuring a Kontrol S2 rocking our Chroma Caps. Burning Man will do crazy things to your DJ equipment – but Joe reports that it seems to be working fine after just a bit of cleaning!
[…] wound up taking the whole thing apart. Then soaking all the boards in alcohol,” says Andolina. “One of the play buttons needs to be pressed a little harder than it used to but […]
“It’s not stalking if you’re in love.” So funny! NOT -.-
You’ve not been to the burn. That’s a sticker from the Stalker camp. People sign up to get stalked, and they assign you a stalker.
Yikes! My old VCI-100SE took a beating during a Warrior Dash event out in the desert a few years back but nothing like this. Glad it’s mostly just cosmetic clean-up.
I wound up taking the whole thing appart. Then soaking all the boards in alcohol. One of the play buttons needs to be pressed a little harder than it used to but other than that… good to go. My dust cover showed up when I got home 🙁
Actually washing the electronics in hot water with a little dish detergent is fine.. as long as you dry it 100% before re assembly. Alcohol can damage many of the components. Use airbrush to blow the water residue out of the hidden nooks.
can someone post a couple pictures or video of the s4 completely dissassembled? would be very helpful! Mine drank too much and needs a good cleaning…
As an electronics engineer, I recommend against soaking. Some compents have a protective sticker for washing at production time, and then those are removed. buzzers for example.
Brush over with 99% isopropyl alcohol. for alkali BM dust, perhaps also pre-brush with mild vinegar solution.
Ha, My S4s Deck A Fader died after microscopic dust according to NI support… Got a warranty replacement though,,, But that one was broken out of the box! Wasn’t happy…That is one solid S2!!
Duckpond! Joe was saying he was going to wash all of the plastics in the dish washer and use compressed air on the electronics. Not sure if that is all he did though.
that’s not sand, that’s alkali-silt, which loves to slowly eat soldered connections! better clean really carefully!
Oh my….!!!! This hurts my eyes 😉
Sand and dust, blehhhh.
i can see their right handed
re: TLC– just a bit of compressed air, i would guess?
Most likely. I would imagine sand would really be inside your controller forever though until you open it up and clean it really well. Line and pitch faders + dust storms = a bad time