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Re: With much support....I AM FUCKING REBUILDING!!!

Post by daveholiday » Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:53 pm

I have been back and forth with lots of manufactures and the good news is that almost everything in my case survived! Powering up with a spare power supply (thanks to faustgeist) I am down to this list.

Mordax DATA NOT working....still waiting to see what they say.

Dove Audio- this is the hard one, both my WTF osc. and 1 of my 2069 filters took the hit. Three modules that I truly love. I have chatted with Paula and she seems optimistic about getting these back to the land of the living.

Again, I can't even begin to thank everyone who has been so supportive!

I have collected the plane crash data and will post in about an hour!
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until somebody giggles and shits.

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Re: With much support....I AM FUCKING REBUILDING!!!

Post by 3hands » Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:48 pm

What’s beautiful thread this is. Just wanted to chime in and recognize the Muff spirit in this thread. People willing to donate time, modules, cabinets, and knowledge. THIS is why I love this place. Everyone here is awesome.
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Re: With much support....I AM FUCKING REBUILDING!!!

Post by umma gumma » Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:03 pm

WOW!!

Glad it's being repaired, sorry to hear about the destruction

How difficult would it be to come up with an external fuse setup, to safeguard against things like this? Just stick a fuse/breaker inline with the 5v, before the harness?

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Post by daveholiday » Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:53 pm

It is all shits and giggles,

until somebody giggles and shits.

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Re: With much support....I AM FUCKING REBUILDING!!!

Post by daveholiday » Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:27 pm

3hands wrote:
Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:48 pm
What’s beautiful thread this is. Just wanted to chime in and recognize the Muff spirit in this thread. People willing to donate time, modules, cabinets, and knowledge. THIS is why I love this place. Everyone here is awesome.
There have been so many PMs with lots of support, sympathy, and even helping me rebuild with gear donations! I love the 5U crowd here so much...this is what makes the forum such a great experience and resource! I am happy to report that my tanked module list is down to 3!

It looks like I am down to my 2 Dove WTF and a Mordax DATA. I am pretty sure the Dove 2069 filter survived as it only pulls from the +/- 15!
I will be testing it this afternoon.

I did want to give a shout out to Noise Engineering. I bought a MU BIM recently and received it with a trimmer that was damaged during packaging. I had a new one within a 8 days! That is just for context for the next bit...the reply after I told them what had happened!

"Hi Adam!
No offense, but I am a bit relieved this one isn't on me! And great news: I am happy to report that the BIM should be just fine. I wouldn't be surprised if it dimmed because the power was going completely nuts, but once your power supply is sorted out, you should be good to go. One of the perks of being in the Euro world first is that the power connector is not as intelligently designed as the 5U one, so there's a fair amount of protection built into the module. :)

Cheers,
Kris"

Very forward and sound thinking at Noise Engineering! While there stuff is "digital" if you tread down the lofi, industrial avenue, you should demo their MU stuff!

So the damage is done, and I have breathed a sigh of relief. I am working with Paula on a solution to better protect my WTF and Waveplane modules in the future. This is something that, when finished, I will provide to any Dove Audio WTF/ Waveplane users for cost....or a beer, next time I am in your neck of the woods! There will be a more detailed post regarding this later!

The only thing that is left for me is a dead Mordax DATA. I have reached out to them for a repair request, but haven't heard back. Granted, I did use the generic contact bit on the website, so I will give them a couple more days.

Thank you all for the tremendous amount of support!!
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Post by daveholiday » Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:56 pm

Just a quick update....

Paula has gotten my two WTF back up and they seem to be working, but she wants to keep them a few weeks to do some testing!!

That being said, I am moving forward for a simple inline protection board to prevent any damage should there be any type of weirdness in the 5V rail in the future. I am working on simple, but effective, and through-hole, so DIY will be a piece of cake. I am hoping Paula will sign off on the project since it will be the WTFs I am protecting!! I will add to the WTF thread when this project has been completed!

Mordax has my DATA and they are confident that they can bring it back to life. I got the impression that I am not the only one who has sent back a DATA due to abnormal power situations!
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Re: With much support....I AM FUCKING REBUILDING!!!

Post by KSS » Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:49 am

Glad to hear you're getting it *all* back to working order! And not only back, but better!

We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better, stronger, faster.

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Re: With much support....I AM FUCKING REBUILDING!!!

Post by daveholiday » Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:13 pm

KSS wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:49 am
Glad to hear you're getting it *all* back to working order! And not only back, but better!

We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better, stronger, faster.
Duh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh........
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Re: With much support....I AM FUCKING REBUILDING!!!

Post by daveholiday » Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:13 pm

daveholiday wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:13 pm
KSS wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:49 am
Glad to hear you're getting it *all* back to working order! And not only back, but better!

We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better, stronger, faster.
Duh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh........

Mine is a more modest $6000 man
It is all shits and giggles,

until somebody giggles and shits.

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Re: With much support....I AM FUCKING REBUILDING!!!

Post by daveholiday » Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:16 pm

Mine is a more modest $6000 man
It is all shits and giggles,

until somebody giggles and shits.

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Re: With much support....I AM FUCKING REBUILDING!!!

Post by daveholiday » Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:17 pm

:lol:
It is all shits and giggles,

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Post by KSS » Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:30 pm

But have you ever heard Steve Austin -L.M- sing? He's a thousand times worse than your synth sounds. So it all works out the same!
Treat utility modules as stars instead of backup singers.
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Re: With much support....I AM FUCKING REBUILDING!!!

Post by JohnLRice » Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:27 pm

daveholiday wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:56 pm
Just a quick update....

Paula has gotten my two WTF back up and they seem to be working, but she wants to keep them a few weeks to do some testing!!

That being said, I am moving forward for a simple inline protection board to prevent any damage should there be any type of weirdness in the 5V rail in the future. I am working on simple, but effective, and through-hole, so DIY will be a piece of cake. I am hoping Paula will sign off on the project since it will be the WTFs I am protecting!! I will add to the WTF thread when this project has been completed!

Mordax has my DATA and they are confident that they can bring it back to life. I got the impression that I am not the only one who has sent back a DATA due to abnormal power situations!
I'm glad you have got things mostly sorted out, Dave! :yay: I've been lurking for the last two years and when I saw your initial disaster post I really wanted to reach out to try to help if I could. :waah: (I've tracked other people down before but I couldn't find contact info for you, so you can probably rest assured you are reasonably safe from noob-hacker attacks! :hihi: )

Quick story that I posted today in my "power cable" sticky thread: in short, earlier this year I accidentally plugged in power to my WTF backwards! :omg: I was tired, rushing, assuming too much, and the header on my WTF is non-standard and the power cable was non-standard as well! :doh: At first case didn't seem to power up correctly so I quickly turned it off. I pulled out the WTF to check the power cable and it "looked" OK to my dumb brain (double :doh: ) and with the module still in my hand I powered up the case again :msnsmack: and a puff of smoke came out of the WTF!!!!! :omg:
I finally realized my mistake and after a microscope inspection to look for burned/exploded parts I didn't find any so I tried it with my bench power supply and it worked! :jawdrop: So I tried it in the case (properly connected this time) and it also worked an all the other modules did too! :party: The only thing I can think of is that a component got so hot it vaporized some left over solder flux but it didn't destroy the component? I do worry at some point the module might fail but for now I feel super lucky!
I'm back, hanging my head in shame . . . I tried but I couldn't stay away! I was lurking daily anyway! :despair: :spin: :help: :banana: :bang: :hyper: :doh:

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:tu: :tu: :tu: Nice to see yawl back here JLR. :tu: :tu: :tu:

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thee ghost ov n_phay wrote:
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:tu: :tu: :tu: Nice to see yawl back here JLR. :tu: :tu: :tu:
Thanks! :sb: If I remember correctly, you changed your screen name somewhat? :hmm: 8-)
I'm back, hanging my head in shame . . . I tried but I couldn't stay away! I was lurking daily anyway! :despair: :spin: :help: :banana: :bang: :hyper: :doh:

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Post by 3hands » Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:59 pm

JohnLRice wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:47 pm
thee ghost ov n_phay wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:23 pm
:tu: :tu: :tu: Nice to see yawl back here JLR. :tu: :tu: :tu:
Thanks! :sb: If I remember correctly, you changed your screen name somewhat? :hmm: 8-)
Good to see you back on here! :)
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Post by JohnLRice » Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:37 pm

3hands wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:59 pm
Good to see you back on here! :)
Thanks much! :sb:
I'm back, hanging my head in shame . . . I tried but I couldn't stay away! I was lurking daily anyway! :despair: :spin: :help: :banana: :bang: :hyper: :doh:

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JohnLRice wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:47 pm
thee ghost ov n_phay wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:23 pm
:tu: :tu: :tu: Nice to see yawl back here JLR. :tu: :tu: :tu:
Thanks! :sb: If I remember correctly, you changed your screen name somewhat? :hmm: 8-)
Err yeah....I took a bit of time off from the board too a few years ago. Wasn't planning on coming back full time hence the wanky name but ...well...

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thee ghost ov n_phay wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:53 pm
JohnLRice wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:47 pm
thee ghost ov n_phay wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:23 pm
:tu: :tu: :tu: Nice to see yawl back here JLR. :tu: :tu: :tu:
Thanks! :sb: If I remember correctly, you changed your screen name somewhat? :hmm:
Err yeah....I took a bit of time off from the board too a few years ago. Wasn't planning on coming back full time hence the wanky name but ...well...
.. I hear ya .. same here .. now I'm stuck with this ~rex coil 7~ stupidness hangin around my neck ... :mrgreen: :lol:
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Post by daveholiday » Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:59 am

Just got the final report from Paula today. My WTF are back up and running 100%!!!!!!!!!!
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:yay:

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