Digital Piano Repair - Common Problems & Solutions
Digital Piano Repair - Some of the most common problems that music keyboard and digital piano owners face, and their possible solutions!
Digital keyboards and pianos are usually sturdy instruments and do last a long time without giving any problems, especially if you have been taking proper piano care
But then there are occasions when you may have to get it repaired. Issues related to the Piano keys are the most common problems faced, though there are some other problems which your piano keyboard could face.
Common Problems Faced
The most common digital keyboard and piano repairs needed are:
Broken keys or sticky keys
Keyboard does not switch on
No or Uneven Volume
LCD Broken, cracked or does not light up
Changing a Broken Key
This is comparatively easy but remember that you do not have to apply massive strength to fix anything, in case you are doing it yourself. If a contact is bent beyond repair a new contact board will be required. If the part is no longer available, you could be in trouble.
Dealing with Contact problems
This could be the cause if some notes don't play at all or the volume is uneven or they just play way too loud. Most contacts are graphite and will to be cleaned properly. Resist using WD40 or any other contact cleaner / lubricant and use proper cleaning tools for piano.
Freezing, Locking up, Doesn't turn on properly
This is comparatively easy since it could be more to do with the software. Check out the "Initialise" or "Factory Reset" procedure in your user manual. If not there check out the manufacturer's web site for more information.
This usually restores normal operation but "Please save your data (your own songs, styles, etc.) before you attempt this".
In general, if you save lot of your work on the digital keyboard/piano, it's always safe to regular backups on your computer or any external storage.
Piano Care Tips to Ensure Longer Life
Possible Solutions to Common Repairs
Taking regular care of your piano keyboard instrument is always recommended.
Mini vacuum tools and other cleaning and repair toolkit can come in handy for cleaning difficult areas of your keyboard instrument.
But if there is a problem, the only recommended solution I am afraid is to get it repaired by your nearest authorized service facility, or take it to your nearest musical instrument shop and get it done by a qualified and reputable professional.
Trying to fix up things on your own can only lead to additional problems, since digital keyboards & pianos are complex instruments.
Want to do it yourself? In some countries, you may not have easy access to qualified servicing professionals. So you may try out some of the suggestions mentioned below by visitors here on this site, but that should only be your last resort… and that too, if you are a person who has the aptitude to open and fix things!
Though digital keyboards and pianos do last for a long time, there are some occasional defects which you will need to get repaired. Getting it repaired from a qualified professional or an authorized servicing centre is your best bet.
Cleaning and Repair Toolkit
Check out the forums below to read about the most common problems and solutions.
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Piano Keyboard Keys - Repair and Replacement
Find solutions to the most common keys related problems in keyboard instruments.
Sound, Volume & Speaker related Problems
All your sound, volume and speaker related problem and solutions discussed here.
Circuit Boards, Motherboard, Chip Replacement
All your keyboard's main circuit boards, motherboard and chip related problems and solutions discussed here.
LCD / LED Display related Issues
Your LCD and LED Display related issues and solutions discussed here.
Piano keyboard Pedals related Issues
Your piano pedals, expression pedals, foot volume pedals related issues and repair solutions discussed here.
Pitch Bend, Mod Wheel Repair
Your keyboard's modulation/mod wheel and pitch wheel related problems discussed here.
Repair Videos for Keyboards, Synths, Pianos
Find useful videos here. These videos show you the correct way to repair your Digital Keyboard, Synth, or Piano. You can even upload one if you come across a useful video.
Piano Rebuilding & Restoration
Commonly asked Piano Rebuilding & Restoration queries and their possible solutions, how much does it cost, what tools are involved, etc.
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