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Re: [OB12] Display replacement

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  • Oliver Fairhall
    Hi Jez, Just wondering if you are interested in the replacement display from me. I am organising quotes now, and would like to order the parts as soon as
    Message 1 of 7 , Nov 3, 2009
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      Hi Jez,

      Just wondering if you are interested in the replacement display from me.
      I am organising quotes now, and would like to order the parts as soon as
      possible.

      Cheers,

      Oli

      Oliver Fairhall wrote:
      >
      >
      > Hi Jezm
      >
      > I have posted the instructions to the files section of the group 1 or 2
      > days ago. Basically, the whole set of instructions is there, though I
      > would be doing the first part, and you would do the second part.
      >
      > The document is titled:
      >
      > OB-12LCDReplacementGuide.pdf
      >
      > In fact, if you can use a soldering iron, then you can do the whole
      > thing yourself. The reason I'm offering to do half the job for other
      > people, is that someone who is not so comfortable with electronics has
      > asked me to help him out.
      >
      > If you have trouble accessing the document, I can email it to you
      > directly. Also, if the instructions are not clear, or you have further
      > questions, just let me know. I'll do my best to explain things further.
      >
      > Cheers,
      >
      > Oli
      >
      > Jez Thomas wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > Any chance you can send the instructions out first - I'd need to see if
      > > my skills are up to swapping the thing first.
      > >
      > > Oliver Fairhall wrote:
      > > > Hey, no worries. I'm happy to provide the info for people to do
      > this for
      > > > themselves.
      > > >
      > > > Probably the only major thing which I think may present an issue (or
      > > > possibly not) is that the supplier, Futurlec, seem to use more than one
      > > > source for their displays. If someone with less experience with
      > > > electronics were to get display which behaves differently from what I
      > > > have described in my guide, then it may be problematic to troubleshoot
      > > > the discrepancy. Actually, I probably should mention something about
      > > > that in the guide document.
      > > >
      > > > BTW, if anyone would like me to prep. a module, please let me know by
      > > > November 1. If you change your mind after that date, let me know
      > anyway,
      > > > but that's when I'm getting things under way for people who have placed
      > > > an order.
      > > >
      > > > somethingkillingyou wrote:
      > > >
      > > >>
      > > >>
      > > >> a big big big thank to you!
      > > >>
      > > >> --- In FriendsofOB12@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:FriendsofOB12%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > <mailto:FriendsofOB12%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > >> <mailto:FriendsofOB12%40yahoogroups.com>, Oliver Fairhall
      > > >> <o.fairhall@...> wrote:
      > > >> >
      > > >> > Hello again folks,
      > > >> >
      > > >> > A couple of developments regarding display replacement...
      > > >> >
      > > >> > Matrix has very kindly made a post on his matrixsynth blog
      > advertising
      > > >> > my offer to order and prepare replacement displays:
      > > >> >
      > > >> >
      > > >>
      > >
      > http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/2009/10/oberheim-ob-12-display-replacement.html
      > <http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/2009/10/oberheim-ob-12-display-replacement.html>
      >
      > >
      > <http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/2009/10/oberheim-ob-12-display-replacement.html
      > <http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/2009/10/oberheim-ob-12-display-replacement.html>>
      >
      > >
      > > >>
      > >
      > <http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/2009/10/oberheim-ob-12-display-replacement.html
      > <http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/2009/10/oberheim-ob-12-display-replacement.html>
      >
      > >
      > <http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/2009/10/oberheim-ob-12-display-replacement.html
      > <http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/2009/10/oberheim-ob-12-display-replacement.html>>>
      > > >> >
      > > >> > Thanks again Matrix! Much appreciated.
      > > >> >
      > > >> > I have prepared a guide for anyone interested, and uploaded it
      > to the
      > > >> > group's files section. I think it's probably OK, but as the
      > > author, I'm
      > > >> > really not the best one to judge how clear the instructions are for
      > > >> > anyone else. Anyone who is thinking about ordering a display
      > > through me,
      > > >> > please feel free to read the instruction first, to find out what is
      > > >> > involved. Also, if anyone could provide feedback regarding the
      > > document,
      > > >> > that would be great.
      > > >> >
      > > >> > Cheers,
      > > >> >
      > > >> > Oli
      > > >> >
      > > >> > Oliver Fairhall wrote:
      > > >> > >
      > > >> > >
      > > >> > > Hi folks,
      > > >> > >
      > > >> > > Following my recent display replacement, someone has contacted
      > > me off
      > > >> > > list, with an offer to pay me to prepare a replacement display
      > > for him.
      > > >> > > I thought I would offer to do this for people here as well.
      > > >> > >
      > > >> > > I would often do freebies for fellow musos, though this is
      > really a
      > > >> busy
      > > >> > > time for me, so I am offering the service for $50 Australian.
      > > For this
      > > >> > > price, I would order the displays, modify them, test them in my
      > > OB-12,
      > > >> > > and pack/post to anyone who would like one. I would include an
      > > >> > > instruction sheet for installation.
      > > >> > >
      > > >> > > The ordering and modification are really not extremely difficult,
      > > >> though
      > > >> > > does involve some soldering, and a little understanding of
      > > electronics.
      > > >> > > I would be doing pretty much the same thing as I described in my
      > > >> > > previous email on the subject.
      > > >> > >
      > > >> > > The cost break down is as follows:
      > > >> > >
      > > >> > > Display: about $82 Australian + postage to me
      > > >> > >
      > > >> > > (last time $95 delivered to me, though this would be a little
      > > >> cheaper if
      > > >> > > ordering more than one. Also, I may be able to get a cheaper price
      > > >> > > ordering from a US supplier. I would only charge exact costs for
      > > this.)
      > > >> > >
      > > >> > > My fee: $50 Australian
      > > >> > >
      > > >> > > (This covers my admin/soldering/testing work, plus installation
      > > >> > > instructions, and includes the additional connectors and wires
      > > >> required)
      > > >> > >
      > > >> > > Postage to you: $?? unknown.
      > > >> > >
      > > >> > > The parcel would be fairly small and light, though, so I don't
      > > >> > > anticipate very high postage costs. I need to get a postage
      > > quote for
      > > >> > > the fellow who contacted me off list, so I can do the same for
      > other
      > > >> > > people who are interested.
      > > >> > >
      > > >> > > Anyway, cost would be around $145 + postage. PayPal is
      > probably the
      > > >> > > easiest method. Anyone who's interested, please let me know by
      > > October
      > > >> > > 30. If there are any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
      > > >> > >
      > > >> > > Cheers,
      > > >> > >
      > > >> > > Oli
      > > >> > >
      > > >> > >
      > > >> >
      > > >>
      > > >>
      > > >>
      > > >
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