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TUTORIAL: How to open PA2X and change contact strips.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:31 pm    Post subject: TUTORIAL: How to open PA2X and change contact strips. Reply with quote

How to open up keyboard (PA2X) tutorial


This is a tutorial on how to open up the keyboard and how to replace contact rubber strips beneath the keybed. You can also follow the protocol in order to gain access to the interior of the keyboard if you wish to perform some repairs. This is a very easy process which will save you both money and time.


1) Place your keyboard on a soft surface, make sure the pitch bend is not compressed down; it would be a good idea to place the keyboard on a bed and have the pitch bend outside the edge of the bed so that it doesn’t touch anything.


2) Unscrew the black screws from the base, 2 black screws behind the wooden panels and unscrew the 3 screws on each cheek (beneath the wooden panels).

3) Unscrew the 16 screws that hold the keybed, located at the back of the keyboard.

4) Carefully turn the keyboard over on its back and lift the upper case, it should open up like a clamshell hinged at the back. To do this, gently lift up the upper case from the wooden panels.

5) Once you gain access to the interior, you will notice a short green and yellow wire towards the left corner bolted onto the inside of the base and attaches to the keybed. Unbolt and remove this wire so you can lift the keybed from its place.


6) If you have broken keys, you can remove them individually by following this link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTnXZK4NaaU

7) Tilt the keybed forwards to gain access to the rubber contact strips by lifting the keybed and gently tipping it forwards. You will find contact boards screwed onto the back of the keybed, unscrew them in order to remove the contact rubber strips. Don’t unscrew all the boards except the ones behind the faulty contact strips. Once you have removed the contact boards, gently peel off the faulty strip. If it has a small tear, you must replace it with a new one ($5 USD), if it isn’t torn you can clean it from the dust and put it back in place and re-screw the screws back in place.


Cool Assemble the keyboard back together first by screwing the keybed back in place (I would suggest placing the keyboard on a keyboard stand and screwing from under the keyboard), then re-screw the base and sides.

This is the only method that is achievable for the PA2X PRO, other models might differ depending on the shape and internal structure of the keyboard.

I'll post some pics if i can upload them.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello mrkorg

thank you very much for this very good tutorial.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where do we get the keybed contact strips?
Any P/N we should ask for?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are all most welcome.

To purchase the strips contact your korg distributor or try and get them from here: http://www.korgparts.com/content/estore_list.asp?category=3&catname=Korg

Before ordering the contact strips, make sure the current strips are faulty.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wrong link

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is the same as the link i provided.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some pictures. Use them along with the protocol i provided if you wish to open your keyboard.

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http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/6577/side12y.jpg
http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/7525/image56g.jpg
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/1614/imagecontact.jpg
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/388/imagewire.jpg
http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/5693/image3aa.jpg
http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/3438/image8k.jpg
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi mrkorg

very good . many thanks.
Tip: Each image needs an own img-tag.


mrkorg wrote:
Here are some pictures. Use them along with the protocol i provided if you wish to open your keyboard.








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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

inappropriate comments

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have uploaded pictures to supplement the protocol for the benefit of members. Obviously this thread has become hijacked with unnecessary childish nonsense which is unrelated to the purpose of this thread. If anyone wishes anymore help PM me i'll be of assistance.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

inappropriate comments

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is my thread and frankly Who the F@#$ asked for your input????. Go open your own thread and provide all the crap you want for all i care. I will not have my efforts discarded by an arrogant self indulgant, self centred idiot as yourself. Go and learn some civility before you make cheap comments as you constantly do.

I kindly ask the moderators to ban this obnoxious fool, it's not the first time he has hijacked a thread and initiated such cheap and nasty comments. His pasy history speaks for itself.

http://www.korgforums.com/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=40646&highlight


PS: Rob got it right when he labled you as a schizophrenic, too bad the treatments were ineffective.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inappropriate comments

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thread isn't about your past Korg repairing history or your self ego. This is a tutorial, and that you have turned it into all out war speaks alot about you.

No sane person would react to a simple comment as " This is the same link i provided" the way you have. There is nothing in that statement one way or the other to insult you or to offend you in any way shape or form, other than to suggest that it is the same site i already provided (that is it). What you have interpreted from it and made it into including your accompanying cheap remark " No need to get your knickers in a twist over it!!" is what has aggravated me.

Don't go mis-interpreting peoples comments and reading what you want in them, then launching an attack on someone you don't know.

Go get some help, as was noted in the other thread. can't face the facts, keep your mouth shut.

This thread ought to be locked.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least my post count is increasing Wink

Look, let's just move on hey? I misunderstood what you said so I stand corrected, lets just leave it at that.

We should return to posting some positive stuff for others to be able to use.

Coz sure as s**t, this stuff don't help anyone, least of all us, wouldn't you agree?

In fact I am now going to remove all my posts including the link. That way it will go back to your thread. Fair enough?
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