Fireface 800 disassembly
« on: December 27, 2018, 05:53:10 PM »
I have a broken pot on a Fireface. The front panel doesn't want to come off because the push release on the XLR inputs won't allow it to slide forward over the pot shafts

Logically there must be a way to remove the spring-loaded locking release tab but I can't see it. Any ideas?

The XLRs are Neutrik PCB-mount 3-pin XLRs with a metal release tab. Part number is probably NC3FAH. I can't find any useful info on the Neutrik site


Nick Froome


Re: Fireface 800 disassembly
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2018, 06:18:41 PM »
OK, more Googling led me back to the Neutrik site. There is a tool to remove them. It is around 12 mm long and about 0.8 x 1.2 mm. I have a jeweller's screwdriver of approximately the right size but it's too short


Nick Froome


Re: Fireface 800 disassembly
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2018, 07:53:06 PM »
Maybe try the screwdriver from the front...... Just aim down a bit and leverage it...... not sure it makes sense how I'm describing....but it has to go down and out..... at least on some other models....


Re: Fireface 800 disassembly
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2018, 04:02:18 AM »
PM me your address and I will send you that Neutrik tool.


Re: Fireface 800 disassembly
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 09:08:44 AM »
Many thanks, Volker


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