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Introduction

This teardown will help you to better hack and repair the KORG Monotron mini synt.

This battery powered synt is made of a real analog VCO a VCF and a LFO. The VCF is similar to the ancient KORG's classic MS-10 and MS-20. You can use the ribbon keyboard to create an incredible sound of the '70s .

There are a lot of infos on internet but this device deserves an appropriate space on IFIXIT

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your KORG Monotron, use our service manual.

  1. Here it is.... the Monotron !!! LM324 as low power op amp TPA6111A2DR as a stereo audio power amp.
  2. Only 4 PH1 screws Note: Made in Japan ! Take care at the cables between two sides
    • Only 4 PH1 screws

    • Note: Made in Japan !

    • Take care at the cables between two sides

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  4. Remove '''the flat cable''' from the ribbon controller to the pcb (pull with care using hands) Remove the 2 ways connector for the speaker. Use hands (with care) Take max care to the speaker controller. Easy to remove but difficult to re insert
    • Remove '''the flat cable''' from the ribbon controller to the pcb (pull with care using hands)

    • Remove the 2 ways connector for the speaker. Use hands (with care)

    • Take max care to the speaker controller. Easy to remove but difficult to re insert

  5. Loudspeaker is glued to the enclosure Loudspeaker is glued to the enclosure
    • Loudspeaker is glued to the enclosure

  6. Here a really good image of the Monotron - Courtesy of Tim Stinchcombe Here a really good image of the Monotron - Courtesy of Tim Stinchcombe
    • Here a really good image of the Monotron - Courtesy of Tim Stinchcombe

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