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  1. Thanks mate I appreciate the reply. Yeah I hear you with the "if it ain't broke don't fix it", but I've been watching a bunch of youtube videos where people have changed all the switches on their DL4s, and I assumed it was a common problem so I figured I'd change them all. Of course, it would be the 4th and last switch that I would damage! But the 1st switch is the one I really wanted to change, and it's working now, so even though the 4th switch isn't working, I'm still happier than I was before the change! " The Only thing you can do is to replace the switch again. " - I have actually already tried this, as the switches came in a pack of 5 so I had one spare. From what I can see, the problem with switch 4 is that the R32 resistor is damaged, and that is what was providing power to the switch. I have a friend who is good with electronics that could replace it, but he said that he will need to know that value of that R32 resistor before he could replace it.
  2. Hello everybody! This is my first post, sorry if it's in the wrong place - I have a problem with my DL4. The 1st footswitch stopped working, so I bought replacement switches and since they came in a bag of 5, I replaced all four of them. The 1st switch is now operating correctly, but now the 4th switch is not working, even though it was completely fine before. I think I might have damaged the electrical component R32 on the circuit board when I was taking off the old switches. I tested it with a multimeter and there is no current flowing through it. I don't know anything about circuit boards, I was just following a youtube video... but would I be correct in saying that this R32 provides power to the 4th switch? I have tested similar components beside the other switches and they seem ok. It is only my second time ever using a soldering iron, I didn't do the tidiest job, but I checked with a multimeter and my solders appear to be ok. However, as you can see in the pictures I had a bit of a problem trying to get the original switches off. I had no solder braid/vac so I had to use pliers: Here is a pic of the back, switch 4 on the left, switch 1 on the right: That last pic shows the first switch I tried to remove. As you can see, I made a bit of a balls of it, took too much off but it seems to work fine. I didn't bother adding anymore solder where it came off, because the video said that only the 2 parts on the left of each switch were needed. Could that gap I left be affecting that 4th switch down the line? Appreciate any info from anybody who has knowledge in this kind of stuff, because I clearly don't! I can take any extra pictures if necessary. It's difficult to get a proper clear shot of that R32 component with my phone, but even to the naked eye it seems a little bit scuffed. And the fact that the multimeter indicates that there is a problem there... well that has to be it? And if that is the problem, what can I do now?
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