Nick H., the key-bassist from the new project dRAWn, had a key go dead (the black key D#) on his Korg MicroKorg (mk1).

…TO THE BENCH:

open that little guy up. Obviously this has taken a (coffee?) spill, and was NOT
open that little guy up. Obviously this has taken a (coffee?) spill, and was NOT “kept in a smoke-free studio.”
Pull the keybed out of the main housing
Pull the keybed out of the main housing
Now with the keybed removed, we see the offending key.
Now with the keybed removed, we see the offending key.
Note, there are no springs or rubber on these key, their rebound is from the simple tension of the plastic
Note, there are no springs or rubber on these key, their rebound is from the simple tension of the plastic
the offending black key needed to be re-glued to it's plastic bank. Good thing I have a set of (4) spare hands !
the offending black key needed to be re-glued to it’s plastic bank.
Good thing I have a set of (4) spare hands !
re-integrate the blacks and whites...
re-integrate the blacks and whites…
...to restore the natural harmony of the keybed.
…to restore the natural harmony of the keybed.
Clean the unit before re-assembling.
Clean the unit before re-assembling.
...and it's good as
…and it’s good as “new”.
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