September 24, 2020

How to replace channel faders on an Allen and Heath Xone 62 DJ Mixer

Hello, I'm going to show you to replace achannel fader on the Allen and Heath Xone 62 mixer.

So when the fader is at the bottom of itstravel, you shouldn't be able to hear the music coming through.

But on this particular fader, it's got a bitof a fault and you should be able to hear it quite quietly, the music coming through.

So I'll turn it up.

And its louder.

So I'm going to have to replace this faderhere.

So what you're going to need is a Pozidrive#1 screwdriver, that's a cross-head.

You'll also need a T6 precision screwdriver.

And you're going to need a replacement fader.

These can be bought on eBay or other partsstores for between 16 and 22 pounds depending on the seller.

This particular one cost me 21 pounds butthat's the kind of region you should expect to pay.

Right, so the first thing we're going to dopower everything off, and unplug everything.

Turn the switch off on the back, unplug that, remove the audio cables and the power cable.

Now the next thing to do is to remove thefader caps on the faders that we want to replace.

So for me, that's channels three and four, I need to replace.

And make sure you keep hold of these in somewhere safe.

So once you've unplugged all the cables, thenext step to do is to remove the screws holding faceplate on.

The places you need to go; we need to removethis screw here, this one, this one, this, this, this, this one here and that, so a totalof eight screws, using the pozidrive #1 screwdriver.

So now that you've removed all the screwsholding the faceplate down, the next step is to open the faceplate and remove it fromthe body.

When you do this you have to be very carefulabout the ribbon cables, because they're quite fragile.

So if I lift this up.

Lift from the bottom and turn it up like that.

Now, there are several cables you have todisconnect before you can get started.

(Can you come a bit closer Thomas?) So, this cable here, we can remove.

And also this cable here, it is easiest toremove from other end, like that.

Now that we've done that, we can place itdown on its end; it should sit fairly happily like that.

Now that we've done that, we can replace thefaders.

So once you've got it out, the next thingto do is to remove the old fader.

To do that, we need to use the T6 screwdriverto unscrew this screw here and at the top.

This screw can stay in – that holds the channelin place, not the fader.

So I've removed the screws now, I'm goingto turn this over, and then at the back, I need to identify which of these I have justremoved the screws for.

I think its this one here.

(You might want to come over and get a shotdown looking from above).

So its this board here that I've just unscrewed.

So we can lift it out, taking care not todamage any of the pins or to break the cord.

Next step, this section here just disconnectslike that.

Then here is the old fader, you don't needit anymore, so put this somewhere, don't get confused with the new ones.

Here's my new fader.

All I have to do is plug it in, take careto get this the right orientation, there are some marks on there so it only goes on oneway.

Now that's on, we have to get it back down.

It's easiest if you put the fader in the centre.

So we have to get this back into the positionat the bottom of the case, where it belongs.

So now I've positioned this in the correctplace.

The fader will be sticking through on theother side of the panel now.

So if we lift it up, taking care to hold itin place, we can see the new end of the fader in here.

So I'm going to get my screwdriver and screwin the two screws that I just removed to hold it in place.

So now I've screwed these back in again.

You can use this, pulling on it gently, toget it into the right position.

Now I'm going to replace this and get backto you, once I've done the second fader that I need to do.

So once you've finished replacing all thefaders, we need to reassemble it.

The first step is to lift it up a bit andwe need to reconnect this one, which goes down here.

So that's the short one, and the long oneconnects to the pins here, that's where you took it from.

Goes on nice and easy and then you simplylower it down from the top side, watching not to trap or catch any cables in the edges.

Now that you've done that, we just need toclose up all the screws and then we can go to test it.

Ok, so now I've tightened all the screws, all eight of them, everything back in place.

And now its to test to see whether its actuallyfixed it or not.

So now when the fader is right at the bottomof its travel, we can't hear any music even though we have the headphone output turnedall the way, and as we slide it up it gets louder.

So that means, at least channel three hasworked.

Now lets test channel four.

Ok, so that's plugged in now, so lets turnit up.

Yep, so that's worked as well.

Turn the gain up there.

And we can't here it at all when its all theway at the bottom.

So that's been a success, so the last thingto do is to put the caps back on, now that I know that I'm not going to have to openit again.

Ok, so the caps are back on now, works perfectlyand that's a great job done.

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