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Old 9th Nov 2019, 4:24 pm   #1
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Default AKAI 1710 switch

I have an akai1710 and the track selection switch is not working sticking I have looked for a new one but there are a few different types on on on on off on etc can any one tell me exactly what type I need to get please .thank you. I have tried switch cleaned but it has gone worse for some reason
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Old 9th Nov 2019, 4:53 pm   #2
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Default Re: AKAI 1710 switch

Although there are 8 contacts they are wired effectively as 2 pole changeover centre off.

As this will be virtually unobtainable, I suggest unsoldering carefully and disassembling.
The switch can be cleaned, lubricated, and reassembled.
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Old 10th Nov 2019, 10:41 am   #3
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What lubricant would you use for this
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Old 10th Nov 2019, 10:56 am   #4
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Default Re: AKAI 1710 switch

In the case of heavy tarnishing you may need to polish the switch contacts, and the
moving contacts may need to be retensioned. Many slide switches incorporate a spring
and a steel ball, after cleaning use a clear grease. WD40 is to be avoided.

I would only consider replacing the switch if the lever was broken, Note I have a 1710 here and can say the switch is a bit stiff anyway.
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Old 10th Nov 2019, 11:31 am   #5
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Thanks for your help I might leave it for now as I don't want to make things wors .thanks again
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