How to repair turning nob on MVS to AES converter.

NucaCola

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I JUST got home from a month long trip to see relatives and I had my converter waiting for me at my home. I took it out of the box and attached my mvs cart to the converter and placed it in my AES. The video was messed up so I attempted to adjust the video by twisting the nob. While I was successful at adjusting the picture (thank God), the nob fell off!
I thought these were well made for the price they ask for, not cheap where an important part falls on within the first 5 minutes of being out of the box.
Is this repairable? And if possible, how do I do it?
 

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madman

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Looks like just the plastic cover came off. Use a non-conductive tool to tune it if needed. Unless some prongs are broke, perhaps it snaps back in?
 

Xian Xi

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should be a vertical 500ohm pot, maybe 1/16th watt if you want to swap it out.
 

NucaCola

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should be a vertical 500ohm pot, maybe 1/16th watt if you want to swap it out.

I just looked up what a 500ohm pot is, I'm assuming that's the nob itself. What do you mean by 1/16th watt (I'm assuming that's the voltage) and how would I go about swapping it out?
Thank you for the quick reply.
 
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Xian Xi

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You would need to desolder the old one and swap in the new one. Of course you will need to open it up.
 

NucaCola

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You would need to desolder the old one and swap in the new one. Of course you will need to open it up.
I dont have any soldering tools in my home and I'm REALLY not comfortable taking apart something that cost me $250 with no experience on how to do it.
I have been thinking recently how to solder. Would this be an easy task to accomplish for a beginner that studies beforehand?
 

Xian Xi

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I dont have any soldering tools in my home and I'm REALLY not comfortable taking apart something that cost me $250 with no experience on how to do it.
I have been thinking recently how to solder. Would this be an easy task to accomplish for a beginner that studies beforehand?

No.
 

Xian Xi

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Well if that's the case, can you inform me of exactly which part I need to buy to have a local soldering professional replace the part with?

I wouldn't know unless I saw the part in front of me. If he's a professional he can easily get the part you need.
 
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