Wanted: Oberheim OB12 screen repair

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Wanted: Oberheim OB12 screen repair

Post by Alex E » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:15 pm

Here's the idea: I would supply you with the new screen and the control panel/screen PCB from my synth, and you'd fix it. It's an easy fix, but I can't afford to break this machine so I'd rather have someone experienced with soldering complete this.

If you already happen to own an OB12 and/or live near LA that's a huge plus. Thanks.

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Re: Wanted: Oberheim OB12 screen repair

Post by silikon » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:34 pm

Happy to do the work for you, if you can't find someone local.

Also, if you want proper blessed service:

Norm Ninneman
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Menomonie, WI 54751
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Re: Wanted: Oberheim OB12 screen repair

Post by alfa66 » Sat May 21, 2016 6:21 am

We have now another option for replacing the OB-12 display which will allow controlling the contrast:

You will have to remove two wires (4 and 20) from the ribbon cable connecting the display, and connect with a 10k ohm pot to ground (white wire for the backlight display).
Hope you will find the video useful.

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