I JUST HAD A MASSIVE IMPROVEMENT ON MY MPC 3000 TACT SWITCHES BY CLEANING THEM WITH De-oxIT
this is the exact de-oxit i ordered off amazon yesterday:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000 ... UTF8&psc=1
I had 4 primary problem switches. One of them had just become effectively dead, as it would only work about 1/15 presses (most of which were very hard, totally inconvenient types of pressing).
For 3 of them, I used the technique you see in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuAfjKWqIhk
) , where you press some sort of tube down on the circuit board, over the tact switch, and then spray a LOT of de-oxit into the tube. This effectively immerses the switch in a de-oxit bath. While keeping the tube pressed down so that the de-oxit does not leak out, use a small pen or anything clean to press the switch button up and down a bunch of times. This works deoxit into the switch and seemingly works dust/grime/oxidation/etc out of it.
For one switch (Pad Bank), it was too close an the edge of the circuit board to use this tube/deoxit bath technice, so i just really sprayed it down into the switch from every angle while pressing the switch button up and down.
I tried this yesterday with CRC Electrical Grade QD Contact Cleaner, and it didn't really help at all.
So glad I tried the de-oxit. I literally bought an Elektron Model:Samples last night because with the MPC down I would have needed another sampler for an upcoming performance. I started learning the MS last night but now that the MPC is back up I am SOOOO happy that I can use this beloved instrument rather than learn the MS in a crunch.
I will say, the de-oxit is NOT quick evaporating like the CRC QD Contact Cleaner. Have cotton swabs and paper towels on hand to clean up the mess you'll make on your circuit board.
Now if anyone has found a new way to acquire replacement BUTTONS for the mpc 3000, pleeeease do share.