Re: Replacing Display Screen on QS-8

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Posted by eray on August 25, 2004 at 16:51:03:

In Reply to: Re: Replacing Display Screen on QS-8 posted by Julian Lee on August 24, 2004 at 23:19:14:

: Hi,

: I had the same problem with my QS8 display screen. However I couldn't found the replacement part. Anyone could tell me where can I get this replacement for display screen on QS8?? many thanks

: : Has anyone had to replace the display screen on the Alesis QS-8 keyboard. I received the part but they did not include the instructions. Help!!!


I had the same problem when I got the part from Alesis. Please follow these instructions:

1. Turn keyboard over and place it on a couple of folded towels.
2. Remove the five Phillips screws on the back seam of the keyboard.
3. Remove the three screws that are parallel to the wooden panels on left and right ends of keyboard.
4. With help, turn keyboard over and carefully lift up on the wooden ends of the keyboard. (The top of keyboard flips over like a clam shell.) Make sure that you provide anti-static protection before touching any internal parts!!!!
5. Remove the ribbon cable connector off of the old display unit. (Please note the orientation of the cable connector - the number one pin is designated by a red stripe on the ribbon cable.)
6. Carefully remove old display unit from the keyboard (It is held in place by four plastic prongs - don't break the prongs.)
7. Remove the plastic cling film from the new display and insert new display. Make sure it snaps into the four plastic prongs. I had to insert one side in first and then insert the remaining side in to get it to snap in completely.
8. Properly connect the ribbon cable connector to the display - noting the orientation of the number one pin.
9. With assistance, carefully reseat the top of the keyboard back over the main unit, using wooden ends.
10. At this point, I plugged in the keyboard and flipped the power switch to make sure the display was working properly. If all is well, unplug the power card and turn keyboard over.
11. Replace the three screws on the two wooden ends first and then replace the five screws on the seam.

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