Opening up or Repairing a Kurzweil Mark 5 Ensemble Grand

Discussion in 'alt.music.synth.kurzweil' started by Doug, Jul 15, 2003.

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    I ran into a problem with my kurzweil electric piano (mark 5 ensemble
    grande). The power outlet on the back of the unit where the cord
    plugs into snapped off its brace and is pushed into the unit. I
    managed to plug it in fine, but because the cord was inside the piano
    now, the keyboard cover wouldn't recess into the its hide away slot
    all the way, and pushing it ended up shorting the device, and now
    nothing works.

    Imagine my saddness after having pulled my piano out of storage for 2
    years, pulling it out, turning it on, playing two notes, and then in
    an attempt to push the cover in more, managed to get a small spark and
    short the device :-(

    I have no clue if this is something I can fix on my own. Coming from
    an electrical background a while ago, I'm still stupid enough to think
    I can fix this, but the sad thing is, I can't figure out how the heck
    to take this thing apart to get at the electronics.

    I've removed every obvious screw I can find, and managed to loosen a
    corner here or there, but nothings budging, and I fear if I apply the
    wrong amount of pressure, I just might snap and break a piece.

    Questions:

    1. Does anyone have any advice on removing the cover?
    2. Is there a service manaual one can buy? I know the unit is no
    longer sold, but all the more reason for the need to service it.

    3. Anyone know of anyone in the metro Boston area that fixes these
    things?

    4. Anyone think there's hope this could be repaired once I get the
    cover off?

    Thanks much in advance.

    Doug
     
    Doug, Jul 15, 2003
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    Daniel OConnell

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    I just took my Mark 5 apart. There are three screws on the back that hold the top down one in the center about 2 inches down from top and two others, one each side. Just take the first three screws from je top out. Carefully unplug wires on each tweeter speaker. Wiggle the top and lift 2 or 3 inches each side to unplug tweeters. Top comes right off. Easy access to the components you describe.
     
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    Becky Administrator

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    Welcome to the forum @Daniel OConnell :) I admire your enthusiasm, but this archive post is nearly 15 years old... ;)
     
    Becky, Apr 10, 2018
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