Lunar II Build Guide

Part 1 - Begin here

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Thank you for your purchase!

We’ve done our best to make a board fit for both novice and experienced Alps users alike.
To get the best out of it, it is important to assemble it correctly.
This build guide outlines the exact steps to take to get it built.

Warning: Damage, imperfections, etc. due to disregarding the build guide instructions cannot be accounted for. We won’t be able to refund or replace parts if you decide to build it by gut instinct and mess up somewhere.

 

What’s in the box 

If anything is missing, please let us know immediately and we'll supply it as soon as possible.

 

Parts and tools necessary for building

 

Skills necessary for installation of the solenoid

 

Tools that aren’t required but are (extremely) useful

 

Before we begin

Just a few quick heads up regarding some things you should know.

 

Ready?
Let's begin.

Part 2 - Pre-build preparations

Before assembling the board, there are a few things to check.

  1. If not already done, double-check that all the contents of the package listed in part 1 are actually included in the box. It's a nightmare if you get partway through the build and realize a part is missing.

  2. Plug in the PCB, and verify that it detects as a device.
    Make sure there are no broken-off components rattling around in the bag.

  3. Check for any major external flaws that would disqualify the board as an A-stock unit (if you have purchased a regular unit rather than B-stock).

    The above are important because replacement warranty of the board covers only units in unbuilt condition; if you spot any issues, please contact us for a replacement before building the board. 

  4. In addition, test every single switch you are using for this build, and verify that they conduct if and only if pressed using a multimeter or similar.
    It is an absolute nightmare to have to desolder the entire board just to replace one faulty switch, and excess heat is known to damage these vintage switches.

 

Once all are checked and ready, it's time to build.

Part 3 - Assembling the board

Let's begin with the case.

  1. Remove the components from the box if not already done.

  2. Use the supplied hex key to remove the plate screws.

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  3. Remove the plate from the case.

  4. If no screw was inserted into the PCB-conducting screw position out of the box, install this screw.