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    Good luck.

    I don’t recall what kind of detail I put in my M-520 thread about getting channel modules out, but, from memory, there are screws on the dark brown horizontal panel in front of the VU meters, right behind the channel modules...remove those. That will allow you to tip the meter bridge and backplane back like you’re opening the hood of a Corvette as one unit exposing the interior of the jack panel and all the wiring from the jack panel to the modules. When you tip that back you’ll expose two screws for each module. Remove those. Then there are two more screws at the front of each module under the trim strip that is in between the upholstered wrist rest and the modules. Remove that trim strip and you’ll see the other screws. Once the 4 screws per module are out the entire module can be removed in its entirety after you unplug everything that goes from the module to the jack panel and the motherboard. Once you tip the meter bridge back it will make more sense.

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    Awesome, exactly the info I needed to start in on this job! Thanks man!

    Are there any ribbons to be careful of in there? (I’ve learned how fragile some of those old ribbons can be te hard way...)

    Excited to get this bad boy cleaned up!

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    The channel cards don’t interconnect via ribbon cables on the M-50/M-500 series. It’s all mini Molex connectors to the backplane and motherboard. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t exercise care in handling them.

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    Hey, thanks for all the help guys!

    Yesterday I got some time to dig into cleaning the first 4 channels and... Aside from 2 or 3 switches this baby is sounding GREAT now!

    Hoping another pass on some of the BUSS switch buttons will bring them back. They're crackly but do pass sound so there's hope!

    Now just need to find time to clean all the other channels... haha

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    Whoohoo progress ! Even minor sucesses help to propel you along.

    Good work.

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    hah yeah thanks!

    Just got my fresh roll of SM911 in today too, so even more motivation!

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