Are you having problems with your Native Instruments Maschine not turning on or is the power dropping out while you’re using it?
If your Maschine won’t turn on, it’s likely that your USB port is not supplying enough power or has stopped providing power to your Maschine. The USB port on the NI Maschine has been a point of failure with the Maschine units that I’ve been repairing lately. I made this video to help other people who might be having this problem and don’t want to buy another Maschine. The video will walk you through the tools needed and steps for replacing the USB port.
Doing your own repairs on your Maschine can void your warranty but if you still have an MK1 it’s not likely still under warranty. The repair usually only takes me about 30-45 minutes to complete. I have not had any problems with the Maschine not turning on after changing out the USB port on any of the NI Maschines I’ve repaired. It powers up and works just like new.
Click the play button on the video below to watch the whole process.
Here are links to some of the things I talked about in the video:
If you need to get a soldering iron I recommend this one by Weller. It’s the same one I’m using in the video. You’ll also need to make sure you have solder and a solder sucker (also called a desoldering pump). You can get the solder sucker at GearBest online for only a couple dollars. You can also order a roll of solder from GearBest.
You can buy the USB B Port for the Maschine online for less than a dollar if you don’t have an electronics store nearby that carries it. Click here if you need to buy a USB B connector online.
Did I miss something? I tried to make this as thorough as possible but if this left you with any questions let me know by typing it into the comments below. I’d like to know if this helped. Also, let me know if your still having a problem with your Maschine not turning on. This has fixed the issue every time for me but I’d be interested to know if it doesn’t fix the issue for you.
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