Opening up the Traktor Z1, removing knobs

Discussion in 'KONTROL Z1' started by Vegard Haugen, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Vegard Haugen

    Vegard Haugen New Member

    Hi there!

    Me and some friends managed to spill some beer over my Z1 a while ago, we immediately turned it upside down and dried away all we could, but the A and B buttons are not working well, sometimes I have to push really hard to activate them, also the "clicking" sound when I push the button is gone.

    The warranty is over, so I have to fix this myself. I tried to open the device to remove any sticky stuff near those buttons, but I'm not able to open it up at all! Anyone here have any advice about how I can open the device? I assume I have to remove the knobs first? And how can I do that, I tried pulling as hard as I can with pliers, but I'm seriously worried that I'll destroy it somehow. I tried to put it on the floor and kept my foot on it to hold it down while pulling the knobs with pliers. It seems impossible. Any advice?