Traktor S2 Repair Log
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    Default Traktor S2 Repair Log [PIC INTENSIVE]

    I saw a ton of S2s and S4s on eBay selling on eBay for pretty cheap (broken of course), so I decided to pick on up for a little over 100 bucks.

    This S2 in particular turned on (since I hate dealing with electrical issues), but it was in kinda bad physical condition. Not the worst I've ever seen though. So far, it looks like I need to replace 2 pots, 1 encoder, and a cross fader. Some of the buttons are extremely stick, and some don't work.

    This was definitely used in a bar setting. Sticky residue all over it when I received it. After a really quick clean:


    Here it is!


    Broke the seal!


    Opened up!

    Remove the three top boards (faders, cue, and sound card)

    You can see some residue on the faders.


    Sound card removed. Leaving all the screws in place. You can see NI was really nice and marked which holes should have screws and which ones dont.


    Cue card removed. Push in the cue mix and volume in to make removal easier.


    Remove the jog wheels. This is done by unscrewing the four screws on the plastic ring. The jogwheel comes out the front.



    Unscrew the rest of the screws holding down the main board....

    Done!
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    Got my soldering iron, replacement pots and encoders in.

    Unfortunately... I can't seem to desolder the pots and encoders It might just be a really bad stock tip. I'm thinking this board is already toast, but we'll see. Already have new tips coming in, and I will continue after my MCAT next week.

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    Good luck with the repairs!

    Nice of you to document and share the process!

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    can you let me know if the pitch faders have a click in the middle or not?

    if you need the faders you can get here :

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/181156391034...84.m1558.l2649

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    They don't.

    I've given up on this since I can't desolder the pots. I am using the S2 for parts.

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    Whats the deal with the pots?

    Are they fitted in some whack way that you cant use a solder sucker?

    Or am I missing something?
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    NI does some weird stuff where I can only desolder certain terminals. It's as if they purposely melt the contacts or something.

    I had the same issue when I was desoldering the faders.

    I was able to desolder the 2 contacts on one end, and the two contacts out of the four on the other end that were on the edge. The middle two were absolutely impossible to desolder. This problem happened with all three of the faders so I don't think it was a one time occurrence.

    Usually, I can desolder the pins just fine, it's just the locking lugs that are near impossible to remove. I have the soldering iron close to 900*F too.

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    mmmm...seems they are trying to make them unrepairable then....

    Gotta buy a new one if it fucks out? No DIY repairs?

    Harsh....
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    Some people have had luck with desoldering pots. I think the parts on the soundcard are desolderable.

    I am only using a soldering station though. You might have better luck if you have an actual Hakko desoldering station.

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    Default Power Socet Problem with S2

    Hello, I'm having a problem with the power socket on my s2. The pin that sits inside the socket has fallen out and when I place it back in it does not fit securely. Power still feeds to the controller however it continues to sit loose and easily falls out. Any advice on how to fix this?

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