Footswitch issue on Timefactor

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    • #108067
      sherbanico
      Member

      Hi,

      I have a major issue with the TAP/PLAY footswitch on my Timefactor. It doesn't respond anymore. I am out of waranty (I bought the device more than two years ago) and decided to open it just to see if I could see anything, clean the switch or something. The thing is I can't seem to remove the screws on the back of the unit… I'm no technician or whatever, but no matter what screwdriver I use, it just seem to ruin the screws, like if they were old cheap things… Am I doing something wrong?

      Thanks for the help and eventhough its giving me a hard time right now it is really a great stompbox, I just hope to have it fixed soon.

    • #122557
      nickrose
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      Eventide Staff

      The screws on the bottom are standard Phillips parts (meaning not Posidrive or other crosshead format). Get a proper screwdriver from a tools store and if they are not in too bad a shape you should be able to undo them. I use Xcelite XST-101 Phillips-1. Alternatively, if they are pretty far gone, an Impact Driver might be worth trying.

      Once you get it undone, try cleaning the switch, but if you are unsuccesful, contact support@eventide.com when they are having a good day and they may be sympathetic.

    • #122563
      sherbanico
      Member

      Thanks alot for the quick answer! Actually yesterday I removed the front panel and cleaned the external part of the switch and it worked great! Thanks anyway for the tip!

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