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Videos of Disassembly of FR-8x, 4x and EVO?

Alan Sharkis

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Does anyone here know if videos exist of the safe disassembly of the Roland FR-8x or EVO for the purpose of replacing/repairing the jack board, or the safe disassembly of the FR-4x for the replacement of the USB port(s)? If so, could you please post the URLs here?

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Omg I really hope I never need this. Best of luck to you Alan.
 
I’ve never heard anyone doing that, because the people doing that charge for this service, why make it so anyone could do it, right? That said, at least on an 8X this is apparently fairly simple, no soldering required, so screws, wiring pins/looms gets that done.
 
Omg I really hope I never need this. Best of luck to you Alan.
Not for me, but thanks!
I’ve never heard anyone doing that, because the people doing that charge for this service, why make it so anyone could do it, right? That said, at least on an 8X this is apparently fairly simple, no soldering required, so screws, wiring pins/looms gets that done.
Thanks, Jerry. It’s not for me, but I thought it might help a few other people I know.
 
See my Post : 8X L/MONO(TREBLE) Jack Replacement. The link is here:
I had problems with both the L/Mono(Treble) and R/Mono(Treble) Jacks on my 8X. The fit on the Jack plug was loose in either 8X Jack and there was always intermittent electrical contact with the signal to my external speaker cutting out. This drove me nuts, especially when playing for a group. I did not like the Jacks on the 8X PC board. I think they are too "flimsy". My solution was to replace the L/Mono (Treble) Jack with a "Switchcraft Conxall Jack" that is much more substantial than the Jacks mounted on the 8X PC board. The Jack fits perfectly for a "through the hole" mount on the 8X (no drilling necessary) with a nut on either side of the 8X case to hold the jack firmly in place. I am very happy with this replacement.

If you want to do an identical replacement of the 8X PC Jack Board, get a new one, and just remove the front grill of the 8X and you will have direct access to the PC Jack board, which is easily removable. There is a wire plug connector on the PC board so no soldering is necessary. If for some reason you can't get a new 8X board, you should be able to buy a new jack (Mouser, Newark, etc.), remove the old jack from the PC board and solder a new one in.
 
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See my Post : 8X L/MONO(TREBLE) Jack Replacement. The link is here:
I had problems with both the L/Mono(Treble) and R/Mono(Treble) Jacks on my 8X. The fit on the Jack plug was loose in either 8X Jack and there was always intermittent electrical contact with the signal to my external speaker cutting out. This drove me nuts, especially when playing for a group. I did not like the Jacks on the 8X PC board. I think they are too "flimsy". My solution was to replace the L/Mono (Treble) Jack with a "Switchcraft Conxall Jack" that is much more substantial than the Jacks mounted on the 8X PC board. The Jack fits perfectly for a "through the hole" mount on the 8X (no drilling necessary) with a nut on either side of the 8X case to hold the jack firmly in place. I am very happy with this replacement.

If you want to do an identical replacement of the 8X PC Jack Board, get a new one, and just remove the front grill of the 8X and you will have direct access to the PC Jack board, which is easily removable. There is a wire plug connector on the PC board so no soldering is necessary. If for some reason you can't get a new 8X board, you should be able to buy a new jack (Mouser, Newark, etc.), remove the old jack from the PC board and solder a new one in.
The oroblem is that it’s not my accordion. I have a 4x with no problems. The people I know who have the problem are on a different forum and really need a step-by-step video if they even have the courage and skills to do what you and I can figure out from your description. But as Jerry pointed out, the videos probably don’t exist because the businesses that normally perform service like this charge for that service.
 
Fix the Jackboard? Even Roland factory would not repair Board, just replace it. If you have the skills go for it…I would only repair my own, but learned my lesson with my fr7 when using cables. Always had wireless since I purchased my FR4x. No longer cable weight or strain. Although, think the FR4x located the jack board upfront. Less chance of getting damaged.
 
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