Here are some basic steps to change the Conductor Dac PCB (PCM1793/ESS Sabre32) in a few minutes.

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1. The first thing is to assure you have unplugged the power from Conductor.

2. The second thing you have to do is to find a rectangular screw driver to open the Conductor’s case.

3. Get the top off by turning Conductor upside down or just a little on the side.

4. You can see the DAC pcb on the second level fixed into 4 screws. Get the screws off and pull the pcb gently:

5. Locate the 3 places to insert the new pcb (1 in front, 2 in the back), assure that all the pins entered correctly and press gently:

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