Kawai K1 keyboard : Dead Keys

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Kawai K1 keyboard : Dead Keys

Post by mindlayer » Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:59 am

I have a Kawai K1 II that works okay, save for the dead keys. Is there a procedure for fixing them that might be available? They are not completely dead, but it takes a lot to get them to sound. I have about 4 keys on the keyboard that are doing this.


Alternately, I just picked up a K-1, and am wondering will a K1 keyboard work inside the K1 II's board.

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Post by Analog Freak » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:09 am

When I bought my Kawai K-1 it had a couple of dead keys too. All I had to do was open her up, take the keybaord apart, clean the contacts with alcahol and put everything back together. I dunno about the K IIs keyboard working in the K-1, I know the two synthesizers are almost identical save for the reverb on the K II. So it might, but wouldn't it be easier just the control the K-1 as a MIDI slave with the K II?
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Post by mindlayer » Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:29 pm

It would be easier to trigger the K1 II off the K1, but I have a small car, and I'd like to have room for my bass gear as well. 8) I think the attempt at cleaning contacts with alcohol sounds like a good start, and now that I have a keyboard that will work if that doesn't, that's probably the best choice.

I mainly use it to trigger soft synths in Sonar.

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Dead keys--- k1

Post by coolsci » Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:14 am

My Matrix-6 was giving me the same problem. However it might not be a serious problem at all. If you are able to get those keys to sound with a midi controller then the problem is dirt in the contact points. Remove the key(s), clean out the dust and grime as much as possible with a dry cloth. Use rubbing alcohol to get the rest (do not saturate). Dry off then give em a squirt with Deoxit D5.

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