roland kr575 releasing the A key makes a noticeable click Can it be repaired?
Can I do the work myself since i am in flagstaff AZ and no roland dealers in town
it appears that this key is every so slightly above all other in front & the click noise seems to come from under the front of the key - like a pad is missing!
nothing - reluctant to open back panel
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the piano keyboard is encased in a wood cabinet and looks exactly like a spinit piano.
this past weekend, i transported the piano approx 130 miles to a new home and discovered the problem (only this key).
Hello, my name is Rusty. I can help you.Go ahead and open it up. You will see the difference in the action. There is a pad that prevents the click when the key is released. It is an easy fix. You may even see the pad laying there Re-attach it. Make sure that it goes in the same way as it was before, not rotated 180 degrees. Be careful not to hurt anything else while you're in there.
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would you open from back or from under the keyboard?
picture of piano ATTACHED
Definitely from the back to take a look at what you're dealing with. Get familiar with the mechanics. Have someone work a few keys, and the pedals so you can see the moving parts. Let me know if you run into trouble. If you cannot see the movement from the back, go ahead and open up the bottom. You will not harm anything as long as you are careful when taking the cover off. It's meant to be taken off.Have someone work the problematic A key and the one right next to it, you'll see why it's clicking. I suspect the volume is higher and the key sits higher because it is missing a pad where it rests. It is making the key sit higher, and also getting more momentum than the rest of the keys with the extra distance. It's not much, but it's enough to push the pressure sensitive contact.
getting to the keyboard from the back (after removing 17 screws) is clearly not possible.
Removing the fron wood panel proved to be impossible after removing 9 screws.
I will need to drive the piano to Phoenix for repair
Surely it can be repaired but not by a novice without a repair manual
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The complexity of getting at the electronics and keyboard is clearly beyond my ability. I have talked with a Roland repair shop in Phoneix and their suggestions is to bring it to them. The repair is simple, it's getting the cabinet apart that has me really frustrated.
Thanks for your help. Can I somehow pay the $30
I was afraid of you not being able to get it apart. And you're right, without a service manual, it's like trying to master a skill in a day. There are specialists for these instruments, but a lot of people like to try to fix them. It's definitely an acquired skill to work on any piano or organ. If you would like to pay, you can rate my answer with a 3 or above. If you have any questions about Roland repair facilities, please don't hesitate to ask.
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