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Novation Supernova II Audio DAC Repair Service

Do you own a Novation Supernova II Keyboard / Rack and have these audio issues with
the Headphones / Output 1 / Output 2 jacks..?

  No sound or dead audio
  Crackle noises
  Random static noise or hiss
  The audio 'clicks' when adjusting the Volume knob when no sound is playing

The fault is most likely the DAC IC that generates the audio for these outputs.

This is a service where you send the motherboard PCB and I will replace the DAC.

  PCB is tested on arrival to ensure the fault is the DAC IC
  Old DAC removed and new item fitted
  PCB retested to ensure the problem is resolved
  PCB is re-packed using anti-static protection
  PCB is returned using Tracked Delivery
  3 Working Day Turnaround
  New DAC IC is from a recognised vendor - no fake Chinese, eBay, or Old Stock ICs are used
  Work undertaken in full anti-static conditions
  Professional Service - 18 Year experience in SMD & Thru-Hole PCB Repair
  Repair work done to IPC Class 3 standard. Clean solder fillets, no dirty residue.

Repair of Damaged PCB:

If a previous repair has been attempted on your PCB let me know BEFORE sending the PCB.
Any PCB arriving with track or pad damage around the DAC area will be rejected and returned. A handling charge may also be applied. If your PCB needs repair to the DAC area please get in touch BEFORE you buy this service.

Customer Supplied DAC:
The DAC used for this repair comes from a recognised vendor who supplies currently manufactured stock. Using this DAC I can be confident that the repair of your unit will be permanent. DACs supplied by customers WILL BE REJECTED as I cannot guarantee the authenticity of the DAC.

Other Supernova II Faults:
If your Supernova unit has a fault other than the DAC fault I may be able to help.
A common fault with the Supernova is the encoders wear out. These are used for the Data Selection knobs and the Tuning knob. Please get in touch if you need these replaced.

Sector101 DAC Replacement:

No PCB or Component Damage

DAC aligned correctly to pads

Smooth solder fillets

Repair area totally clean

For instructions on how to remove the main PCB please download this guide (PDF):
Supernova II Keyboard & Rack PCB Removal Guide

DAC Replacement Service Prices including Return Shipping:
Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm is used for all UK Return shipping.
The package will require a signature on delivery.

Royal Mail International Tracked AirMail will be used for all International destinations.
Delivery usually takes around 7 working days excluding any customs and postal delays in your country.

If you wish to use this service please contact me using the email address below:
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