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DBX 260 with no audio and "white screen"

ccarminaticcarminati Posts: 6
Well, my DBX 260 has that well known issue where the screen goes all bright and stops passing audio. Turning off for a while doesnt help. I saw in the topics that it is a very simple fix, but there's a catch: The unit is in Brazil and out of warranty. I am about to throw it way. Could anyone from DBX (Mike I guess) help me by pointing where in the unit I should look?



  • GadgetGadget Posts: 4,915
    Mike, or any other dbx person does not frequent this site, as it is a user site, and I pretty much alert them when something needs their attention...I have several 260's DRPA's and a PX as well as a 240 and a 4800 and have never seen the issue first hand but have been here long enough to know that there are a few issues that happen to the platform. As I remember, there is a past problem with the display, but USUALLY it is the ribbon cable that causes the problems.

    The Ribbon cable sits in a socket, and can become corroded and have connection problems. Pull the ribbon cable out and use an eraser (pencil type) and clean the ribbon. I used Caigs de-oxit on the sockets as well...I did this as preemptive measure on mine and have not had any issues.

  • DraDra Posts: 3,777
    Whatever you do, don't throw it away. It is worth $150 - $200 in the state that it is in, to someone willing to fix it. It would be worth sending to DBX for repair, if the ribbon cable process doesn't work.

  • After seeing this post, I cleaned my DR260 as a preventative measure, also using the Caigs De-OxIt. While I was at it, I had a Lexicon MX300 giving me trouble with the screen so I cleaned it as well and it cleared right up. Thanks for advice. Probably saved me a hefty bench bill.

  • GadgetGadget Posts: 4,915
    Man we love success stories! :mrgreen:
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