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Teenage Engineering OP-Z Pitch Bend Rubber Button Replacement

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  1. Teenage Engineering OP-Z Pitch Bend Rubber Button Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 3 Teenage Engineering OP-Z Pitch Bend Rubber Button Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 2 of 3 Teenage Engineering OP-Z Pitch Bend Rubber Button Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Unlock the four rubber feet by turning them 90° counterclockwise using your thumb or finger tip.

    • There is a tiny mark on every foot facing the bottom edge of the OP-Z. After turning them they should face towards the short edge where the on/off switch is.

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    • When turning the OP-Z over again the bottom plate should come off by itself (thanks gravity).

    • If the bottom plate won’t come off you might want to make sure every foot is rotated correctly and gently tug on one of them.

  3. Teenage Engineering OP-Z Pitch Bend Rubber Button Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the bottom plate including the rubber feet.

  4. Teenage Engineering OP-Z Pitch Bend Rubber Button Replacement, Battery: step 4, image 1 of 2 Teenage Engineering OP-Z Pitch Bend Rubber Button Replacement, Battery: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Use your fingernail or a spudger to lift the battery on the right side where the notch is.

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    • Remove the battery.

    • When installing the new battery make sure you put it in contact side first.

  6. Teenage Engineering OP-Z Pitch Bend Rubber Button Replacement, Expansion Module: step 6, image 1 of 2 Teenage Engineering OP-Z Pitch Bend Rubber Button Replacement, Expansion Module: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Use your finger or a spudger to push up on the small tab on the bottom of the module.

    • Lift the module up and out of its recess bottom first.

  7. Teenage Engineering OP-Z Pitch Bend Rubber Button Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the module.

    • When inserting another module make sure you put it in outputs first. Then push down the bottom part for the tab to engage.

  8. Teenage Engineering OP-Z Pitch Bend Rubber Button Replacement, Midframe: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the five Torx T4 screws.

  9. Teenage Engineering OP-Z Pitch Bend Rubber Button Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 Teenage Engineering OP-Z Pitch Bend Rubber Button Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Place a spudger in the cutout of the extension module to lift the midframe.

    • Be careful not to damage the highway flex cable underneath.

    • Don’t remove the midframe yet. It is still connected to the rest of the OP-Z.

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    • Flip the midframe over to gain access to the flex cable connector underneath.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the flex cable from the front panel assembly.

  12. Teenage Engineering OP-Z Pitch Bend Rubber Button Replacement, Pitch Bend Button: step 12, image 1 of 2 Teenage Engineering OP-Z Pitch Bend Rubber Button Replacement, Pitch Bend Button: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger or your finger to push the pitch bend button inwards.

  13. Teenage Engineering OP-Z Pitch Bend Rubber Button Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully lift and remove the pitch bend button.

    • The button has two small holes which engage with two pins in the midframe.

    • Make sure the two holes and pins align when reinstalling the new button.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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