Soft buttons dead...repair?

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Soft buttons dead...repair?

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I have just hooked up to the grid and I'm selling some of my old equipment which is mostly outback.
I have an mx60 which is still working with the exception of the display buttons. I googled around and it seems this is repairable but I am just looking to sell the unit. can you experts advise me if I should just junk it sell it for parts or advertise it for sale for expert repairing and use in their systems?
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Re: Soft buttons dead...repair?

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freewilley wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:35 am I have just hooked up to the grid and I'm selling some of my old equipment which is mostly outback.
I have an mx60 which is still working with the exception of the display buttons. I googled around and it seems this is repairable but I am just looking to sell the unit. can you experts advise me if I should just junk it sell it for parts or advertise it for sale for expert repairing and use in their systems?
The MX60 is an old trooper and may be lauded for its years of service and the casualties it has endured. The soft keys are one issue, and can be worked around, for the most part, by pairing the unit with a Mate.

In good conscience, I'd sell the unit only to someone who knows exactly what they are getting into.
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Re: Soft buttons dead...repair?

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Oh. I have a mate.
I didn't know that I could set the mx60 with it...
How??
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Re: Soft buttons dead...repair?

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freewilley wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:58 pm Oh. I have a mate.
I didn't know that I could set the mx60 with it...
How??
A good question and reading the manual, I'm mistaken, so no good answer. A mate can control certain functions but not program it like it can an FM60.

My bad.
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Re: Soft buttons dead...repair?

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All good 😊
Thanks for your interest.
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Re: Soft buttons dead...repair?

Post by manchester_uk »

I too have an MX60 with dead buttons. And a Mate.

" A mate can control certain functions"

Can I start an equalise with the Mate?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Soft buttons dead...repair?

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Starting an EQ charge is one of the few functions that can be triggered from a Mate.

http://www.umiat.com/network/umiatbase/ ... Rev6_2.pdf
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Re: Soft buttons dead...repair?

Post by manchester_uk »

Wow - thanks so much for the speedy reply.

Great news.
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Re: Soft buttons dead...repair?

Post by raysun »

Hopefully the charging parameters are already set in the MX controller, because I don't believe it can be updated from the Mate.
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Re: Soft buttons dead...repair?

Post by manchester_uk »

Hopefully - I have equalised before, so will cross fingers.
Many thanks once again
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