Exchange tips and tricks for the Akai MPC4000
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By Beatdiggerjazzcat Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:54 pm
bizon wrote:I have used Jazzcat few years back with 4000 black screen issue. He said we need a new screen so I paid him £200, he replaced it and it didn't work. He couldn't find the issue. In the end he asked for another £70 for his time spend. I have found a guy called Steve based in Cambridge and within few days he brought LCD screen back to life. The issue was a tiny transistor. He replaced it and everything works perfectly few years after. So black screen is not always a screen issue it might be something else.


This is almost 100% Bulls**t, as I have proudly run a "no fix no fee" service since day one.
If you paid money or were asked for money it would have been for the display itself or other work/parts for the machine.
I do remember being told a 4000 had a dodgy transistor that had tested fine here, but can't find our messages.
I would love it If we could find our emails/ messages on this so I can correct this post.
I would never request money from someone for a job I could not finish.
Jazzcat
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By bizon Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:50 pm
Beatdiggerjazzcat wrote:
bizon wrote:I have used Jazzcat few years back with 4000 black screen issue. He said we need a new screen so I paid him £200, he replaced it and it didn't work. He couldn't find the issue. In the end he asked for another £70 for his time spend. I have found a guy called Steve based in Cambridge and within few days he brought LCD screen back to life. The issue was a tiny transistor. He replaced it and everything works perfectly few years after. So black screen is not always a screen issue it might be something else.


This is almost 100% Bulls**t, as I have proudly run a "no fix no fee" service since day one.
If you paid money or were asked for money it would have been for the display itself or other work/parts for the machine.
I do remember being told a 4000 had a dodgy transistor that had tested fine here, but can't find our messages.
I would love it If we could find our emails/ messages on this so I can correct this post.
I would never request money from someone for a job I could not finish.
Jazzcat


You are saying this is almost all 100% bulls*** and you don't agree with one thing :Sigh:
Just to refresh your memory: I have brought the MPC to you myself. You have texted me we need new LCD screen after your inspection. You have ordered new one and I have sent you £200 via PayPal. Then you have replaced it and that didn't solve the problem. You kept the MPC for a bit longer and couldn't find the issue. I came to collect it and I politely asked if I owe you anything for that then you said because of the amount hours you worked with swapping LCD screens and looking for an issue it will be £70 for that and I have agreed for that. I even went to cash machine that time. And you still don't remember? I didn't have any problem with paying you for your work. If you deny all of that it's just disgusting man...