For those thinking about disassembling a S4
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    Default For those thinking about disassembling a S4

    So I was brought to this forum by Googling "Kontrol S4 Disassembly"

    And was lead to a thread that had no real answers on how to remove the front three circuit boards.

    Well I attempted it myself and shot a short video of where I am so far with it. So you can see how, or why not, to disassemble your S4 past the main cross fader.


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    Wow man, sorry to hear that... At least this post will make others to think twice before trying to crack it open.

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    Well, thanks, but just as a update I did get the other side and even the center and top glue on covers off without harm. I just had to be much more conscious about how much heat I was applying.

    And just for reference, both sides only use two nuts on the knob to tie it to the front... The center uses A LOT, on every knob.

    But I do have everything out, and was able to try to clean the damaged components before ordering replacements. I actually set everything back up and insulated all the circuit boards from each other so I could test everything, here is a pic.

    So in the end this should be fine, I ordered a acrylic sheet and will cut out and place custom graphics on both sides, I suppose I could do the center also... but would like to have this done next week.


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    I didnt knwo it was three different main boards. My biggest beef with the s4 is the placement of the jog wheels above the buttons..... I think I know a way to fix that.
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    Explain again why you felt the need to open it up in the first place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kooper1980 View Post
    Explain again why you felt the need to open it up in the first place?
    It's owner decided to set up near a pool, as a guest cannon balled into the pool water was splashed onto the control damaging a couple components. So for me this is a repair job cleaning and replacing the damaged components.

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