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macjohn

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    In troubleshooting last night, I found the midi in was not consistently working.  After taking the cover off and spraying some deoxit in the midi in port, I was able to get my PC to restore my patches from the sysex file via midiox.  I then put it back together and hooked it back up to my controller... nothing.  Then back to the PC... nothing.  So I took it back apart and tested continuity between each of the pins and where it appears those pins are attached to the board.  I was getting inconsistent results.
     
    I heated up (with a soldering iron) the solder around the offending pins and added a tiny bit more solder to make sure their connections were solid.  I then put everything back together and it seems to be working.
     
    Another thing (may or may not have anything to do with it) that I did in this process is reattach the bottom screws.  I had removed them because they were interfering with where I had this on my pedalboard.  I've read about some issues with the M5 and grounding and those screws being important to the whole thing.  So it may have been a loose connection or a grounding problem... but for now, it's working.  I'm really afraid to touch it though...
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