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CX-1000 button replacement

Discussion in 'Yamaha' started by rottalpha, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. rottalpha

    rottalpha Yamaholic Subscriber

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    Hello everyone!

    I have recently acquired a CX-1000U preamp. I am very happy with the way it sounds and want to make it a permanent component of my system.
    Everything functions as it should but the Source Direct button cover is missing. I saw other Yamaha preamps with missing buttons.
    Is this a common issue? Where could I find a replacement button for this amp?
     

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  2. avionic

    avionic " Black Knights " Subscriber

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    The replacement switch covers are usually attached to a CX-1000. Keep and eye out on ebay for someone parting one out. Good luck.:thmbsp:
     
  3. rottalpha

    rottalpha Yamaholic Subscriber

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    ....attached to a CX-1000... Funny, I wish it was still attached to mine LOL
     
  4. tubed

    tubed Lunatic Member

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    I fashioned a couple of tabs out of the front part of a VHS cassette.
    Cut to fit, fine sanded edges and reglued.
    Looks original.
     
  5. avionic

    avionic " Black Knights " Subscriber

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    Great idea ! VHS are readily available.
     
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  6. rottalpha

    rottalpha Yamaholic Subscriber

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    Super, Thanks!

    I noted that Yamaha uses interchangeable buttons on many devices. I found (for sale) a field processor with identical buttons. I will try the VHS solution first, hopefully I will be as skilled as you. If it does not work out, I will get that field processor and strip its buttons. It looks that it has more than one of the kind I need.
     

     

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  7. berp269

    berp269 New Member

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    Hello rottalpha. I recently bought a CX1000 with the same problem. Could you fix them? Thanks in advance from Argentina.
     
  8. rottalpha

    rottalpha Yamaholic Subscriber

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    no, lost interest. I will eventually fix it because it does bother me.
    I believe that Yamaha relies on economies of scale and that some of the buttons in other contemporary Yamaha equipment would be the same, such in the DSP-100U or CDX-520. Same goes for silver units (if anyone is missing buttons in a CX-2000)
    that being said, I have not validated my theory yet.
     

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  9. rottalpha

    rottalpha Yamaholic Subscriber

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    sorry, double post
     
  10. berp269

    berp269 New Member

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    Thanks for your answer. I think I finally do something with my own hands. If I achieve something decent, I'll upload images
     
  11. dino74

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    Where you able to valid your theory? I've got a CX-1000 with the same problem
     

     

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  12. rottalpha

    rottalpha Yamaholic Subscriber

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    No, never bought the DSP-100 to pillage its buttons. I found another original CX-1000 button and my unit is now complete.
     
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  13. berp269

    berp269 New Member

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    dino74

    Good idea of rottalpha. I followed his advice a while ago and found on ebay a front plate that had the same power and imput buttons.
    I asked the measurements of the buttons and they match. Unfortunately the seller does not ship outside the US so I lost the opportunity.
    Now I'm following another front plate but only the power button matches. So I think it's a matter of searching.
    Meanwhile, manufacture by hand a replacement. If you are interested, upload photos. A warm greeting from Argentina.
     

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  14. dino74

    dino74 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    berp269,

    What color and which buttons are you looking for? I might come into some.
     
  15. 39cross

    39cross AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    If there was a nice solution to this, I think a lot of CX-1000 users would be very interested. it seems that most of the preamps I've seen on eBay are missing a least one cover.
     
  16. dino74

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    I'll know in a couple of weeks if the DSP100 or DSR100 buttons work on the CX-1000

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  17. rottalpha

    rottalpha Yamaholic Subscriber

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    what I do not understand is what the ***k ppl do with the button once it falls off? Just toss it out?
    I see so many of these without buttons(Yes, Yamaha used a crappy glue) but I allays scratch my head to why are the buttons lost
     
  18. restorer-john

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    I imagine many of the buttons fell onto the carpet/floor and got lost/vacuumed up etc.
     
  19. rottalpha

    rottalpha Yamaholic Subscriber

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    you would find me dumpster-diving for those buttons if that happened to my CX. I love this thing!
     
  20. restorer-john

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    Funny, I have a mint one here (with box and everything) that I never use. Lovely piece of gear but it just doesn't 'do it' for me. I think it's the hangover styling from the mid 80s before Yamaha got rid of the silly angled buttons and then softened their panel edges and controls.

    When we were selling them new, they were AU$2399- it was very expensive.
     

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