Re: How do you take an 8.1 apart to see inside?

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Posted by Farfascile on January 19, 2005 at 11:10:21:

In Reply to: How do you take an 8.1 apart to see inside? posted by Jess on January 18, 2005 at 12:37:24:

Hello out there your ownself, Jess

Right here on our very own QS pages is the answer to your question, don't you see?

Always, (if you so choose), try a search for any information regarding any questions, to see what it will bring, therefore. . .

I tried searching for "dissasembly", nothing really. Then "replacing" , as one usually has to dissasemble the synth to replace anything, and I got all kinds of references, one being aimed at replacing the LCD screen, but it tells how to get into the synth in order to do this okay, here it is.

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

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.

So, have fun there Jess. It's really not that difficult to do. Plus, if you ever need to replace the LCD screen, now you have that info also!


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