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Help! HR-16 Sounds Bent without mods!
« on: December 16, 2013, 05:10:59 PM »

Hi all,

I got an HR 16 unbent but it sounds like it is already bent. i've changed out the PCM54HP, Intel processor, Re-burned the OS and Sound roms. The only thing left to touch is the ASIC.

At this point i'm at a bit of a loss. even if i were to find a spare ASIC - How the hell do you pull it to swap???
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Re: Help! HR-16 Sounds Bent without mods!
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2013, 10:24:26 PM »

I've got a HR16 like that, and the problem is with the ASIC on mine.

It sounds kind of like the end of the world:
[soundcloud]http://soundcloud.com/circuitbenders-co-uk/alesis-hr16-with-fried-asic[/soundcloud]

You need a tool called a PLCC extractor to get it out, but seeing as its a custome Alesis IC you won't find a replacement unless you can find another HR16 with other problems and can build one machine out of the two.
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