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Opening a ColorSource AV Console for Repair or Troubleshooting Purposes

This article will describe how to open the ColorSource console to access various boards, wire harnesses, and test points inside the console

The information in this post is provided to assist in troubleshooting. Perform work at your own risk. ENSURE ANY POWER FROM DEVICES HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED BEFORE SERVICING ANY EQUIPMENT. If you do not feel comfortable performing the work, please contact us or your local service center. Be aware that ETC and its Affiliates are not responsible for any damage or injury caused by service of our products by anyone other than us or our authorized service providers, and such damage is excluded from the product’s warranty.

Before You Begin

Set up a clean, well-lit work area and take appropriate ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) precautions

Required Tools

  • Philips #1 Screwdriver
  • Tweezers (may be required)
  • Small containers for loose screws

Steps to Open Console

  1. Disconnect all cables and USB peripherals from the rear panel. Place the ColorSource console upside down on a flat surface01 CS Console Back.jpg
     
  2. Using the #1 Philips screwdriver, remove the screws of the flat bottom panel shown below. Remove the flat bottom panel and set aside
    02 CS Bottom Panel Screws b.jpg
    1. 20-fader consoles will have (7) screws
    2. 40-fader consoles will have (8) screws
    3. Note that the screws in the middle of the console will have longer screws. Separate these screws from the shorter screws
      1. 20-fader consoles will have (3) long screws
      2. 40-fader consoles will have (4) long screws
  3. Remove the screws from the back panel (the side with the DMX port(s)). Remove the curved bottom panel and set aside
    03 CS Back Panel Screws.JPG
    1. 20-fader consoles will have (8) screws
    2. 40-fader consoles will have (10) screws
  4. Perform any needed repairs/troubleshooting

Steps to Close Console

  1. Install the curved bottom panel and reinstall the back panel screws
  2. Install the flat bottom panel and reinstall all bottom screws
    1. Note that the longer screws should be reinstalled in the middle (3) or (4) screw holes. Installing these screws in any other place can damage the fader board or the control board

Parts

ETC Part Numbers
Short Screws: HWM1169
Long Screws: HWM2108

 

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