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Up / Down faders "shorting" out (glitches)

The up/down faders on my NS7II are shortening out. It started with line 1 and now basically 3 out of the 4 have the same issue. Is there a fix for this ? I play out 3/4 nights a week....please help!!
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    Yes there's 2 types of fixes for this (from experience) 1. Replace the faders. 2. Get fader lube (specifically the kind that is like a cleaner/lube, I found mine on eBay from a guy in Vancouver) take the plate off your board, take the faders out carefully (watch a YouTube vid on how to take em out, same as the ns7) then get into the faders and clean the rod inside with alcohol pad, or on a qtip. (Recomend you do the cross-fader at the same time) after cleaned with rubbing alcohol, apply the fader lube.... put back together. It's time consuming but if you play that much, which is awesome btw.... that's your best option. I had cross-fader and upfader issues and I did those steps and have never had a single issue since. Dirt and grime get stuck in there and in between the magnetic faders and cause it to be glitchy AF. You can see it on the screen if your in video mode of the faders bouncing all over the place because of it, but I garuntee the alcohol clean and fader lube will fix your issue.... even if you can't get the lube right away, get in there and clean the faders thoroughly with rubbing alcohol and it'll likely give you a short term fix. But recommend you get the lube on there too.
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    • It's super super easy to get into the faders, the cross-fader is just a little different..... actually now that I think of it.... I don't think I took my ns7ii upfaders even out.... I think I put rubbing alcohol on a qtip and put it in the slot (that's what she said) lol.... then just cleaned it like that, and then put the lube down the slot and squeezed and pumped the faders a bunch of times..... cause the ns7ii upfaders are different to get to then the ns7.... regardless it worked.... I had serious fader issues and they would jump everywhere..... I did take the cross-fader out though and cleaned the shit out of that.... there's little tabs on the side you have to kinda break open, and it opens up, but be careful because it doesn't fully open, it still has to stay connected.... for sure there's a video on YouTube on how to do that cause that's how I learned.... for now just get in there with some running alcohol and qtip until you get the lube, lube is key though so make sure you get some.... the lube I got is called, "DeoxLT Fader lube F-series.
    • Thanks for helping out!
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  • Hey man was just checking and they have the actual spray version of it at Long & McQuade (music store) just around the corner from me. Gonna grab some now and see if that does the trick *fingers crossed* I'll let you know how it goes.
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  • Ya man do that for sure! But make sure you clean it out with rubbing alcohol first or you'll cause more issues as it'll gunk up. Then I can almost guarantee that'll fix your problem.... if not try changing out your midi cord.
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  • I applied this same fix to the crossfader on my NS7 III,. but I find I need to do it every few months to keep it cutting nice and clean.

    The channel faders are a different story. You should not slam them to the end of the pots as explained in this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXl9A...

    I solved this problem on my NS7 by using steel filler ( http://www.pratleyadhesives.com/diy-a... ) for the space between the first thick solid line on the upfader and the end of the metal cutout. I did this at the top and bottom of each fader. Was pretty easy to do since the front plate of the mixer section of the NS 7 is removable. Once it has set, the steel filler is tough enough to take a beating and can be sanded and painted black to blend into the rest of the metal. My faders now cannot go beyond the min or max level of the channel.
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