Two keyboards: dead keys...


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First off, hello to everyone. First post so apologies if this is in the wrong section.

I have two keyboards. A Fatar Studiologic SL-161 master (dumb), and A Clavia Nord Lead 2 synth.

Both of them have dead (ish) keys. The Fatar has two, A1 and D4. However, they're not completely dead, if I give them a good whack they sound.

The Nord has a stranger issue. Bb2 never worked. I gave it to a technician to fix an unrelated problem with the outputs. I forgot to tell him about the dead key. When I got it back the dead key had moved! Bb2 was now working and I can't remember which note, but another stopped working.

What's going on here? Is it just dirt/grease under the keys maybe? I'm happy to take them apart and have some isopropyl if that might do the trick?

Thanks
 
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happyrat1

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No prob. Take lots of photos or make a video when you take it apart to make damned sure it all goes back together properly.

It's either a dirty or a misaligned or a broken contact strip under the notes in question.

!) Try cleaning with 90% Isopropyl alcohol. Be VERY careful not to invert the contact strips when you replace them. Be careful when forcing them back in the holes. They can be very delicate.

Gary ;)
 

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