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How to change the right side panel on a roland fp50

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How to change the right side panel on a roland fp50
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electronic Musical Instruments
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Is the right-side panel you speak of, the one on the right-hand end? or is it the right side of the upper panel with the controls and indicators mounted on it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have the new part from Roland. It's the hand end part.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Right Hand plastic end.
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

OK, I understand.

(I regret that I am not able to offer Live Phone Call service at this time; However, your request is still open to other Experts in this category, and one of them may pick up on it at any time.)

Look at the new right-hand end. Any holes in it for screws, will have to have corresponding screws removed from the Roland device before the original right-hand end part may be removed from the keyboard in general.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The New Part has 8 screw holes. The issue is opening up the keyboard. Roland did not give the procedure to access the inside of the keyboard. Obviously the keyboard must be opened first to change any part so I don't want to force open anything.
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

OK. And that's a good cautious approach that you should stick to.

You may have to do considerable disassembly. The back case or the bottom case may have to come off first... and so all its screws would have to be removed first.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Isn't there a schematic online? All I received with the keyboard were function settings, etc.
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

It's possible that the 8 screw holes are structural. That is, that they attach the right-hand end piece to the main chassis (structural basis) of the whole keyboard. So that the keyboard's skeleton inside, might be seen as

first the chassis

then the two ends attached to it

then the outer case (back side and/or bottom side attaching to the chassis and also the keyboard parts attaching to the chassis.)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The problem is removing the outer chassis.
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

I have searched for disassembly information, or at least a service manual that might show how its parts fit together, and have found no source of such information, regrettably.

Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Removing the outer case is simple enough. Remove *all* case screws. A part of the case *will* become loose, and be removable.

Then more screws or other fasteners will become removable, and so on. The device had to be assembled; disassembly is just the reverse of that.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What a production! Maybe I'll leave well enough alone since there are 2 small screw marks that were from the carrying case with wheels that I placed extra padding in and haven't experienced any other screw marks. You're right, there are no "Service Manuals" on the Internet for this instrument.
Thanks Russell
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Look for little rubber circles on the underside of the case. If removed, screws will be under them.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
All the screws were removed on the underside of the case except for 6 screws that go into what appears to be plywood. There are no little rubber circles, just screws. I think that I'll let everything "rest" and not damage the keyboard.
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Why not the 6 plywood screws?