Apogee GIO Keycap is Backward

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by warnergt, Dec 16, 2012.


  1. warnergt

    warnergt

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    I've had this Apogee GIO for a while (five months). My boy
    has used it more than me with his guitar. Believe it or not,
    I never noticed that one of the button symbols is backward.
    The "forward" button (>>) points to the left.

    Is there a way to pop these off and put it back on so that it
    correctly points to the right? I've been wiggling it and, so far,
    it doesn't seem to budge. I don't want to apply too much
    force that I may damage it. Is anybody familiar with these
    buttons and how to fix this problem?

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  2. warnergt

    warnergt

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2007
    Location:
    Vortex of sin and degradation
    I contacted Apogee about this problem. They said, "That is not
    a user-serviceable part." They wanted me to send it back for
    service. It didn't look so complicated to me so I decided to
    take a look for myself.

    To open the unit, you first have to remove the endcaps which
    are held on with three Philips screws.

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    Then remove the rubber pads on the bottom. They are held on
    with two screws and double-sided sticky tape. After that, you
    can slide the bottom cover off.

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    Opening the case reveals three printed circuit boards.

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    Remove three Philips screws on the back of the unit to free
    the main circuit board.

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    You can now access the upper button circuit board.
    I started to remove the Philips screws only to find that the
    circuit board was still held on to the nuts. I replaced the
    screws and removed the two nuts to the switch cover that
    was installed backward.

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    I replaced the button cover in the correct orientation and put
    everything back together exactly as I took it apart.
    Everything is correct now.

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