Feels Good to Fix Stuff

This morning, I decided to attempt something daring–fix my keyboard.

I’ve been using my keyboard during church small group to lead hymns, and I was disappointed to find that the G, F, and E keys below middle C were sticking, which pretty much makes playing any song impossible.

The keyboard is more than 10 years old, so I figured there was a good chance it was simply broken.

I had nothing to lose… so I opened it up!

At one point in my life, I never would’ve dared to open up an electronic device with the hopes of fixing it, but I’ve become more daring when it comes to fixing things 🙂

Thankfully, the problem was not electronic. If it were, I wouldn’t have a way to know, or the know-how to fix it.

This was the culprit:

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A Tinkertoy lodged underneath the keys, making them stick.

It didn’t get there by itself… I’d guess that Patrick is probably the real culprit here, but I don’t know that for sure, so I’m not blaming him 😉

By far, the hardest part of the project was dealing with the screws. The frame is old and but out of shape, so I ended up with three screws leftover.

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Hopefully they’re not too important…

The keyboard works! Feeling pretty proud of myself, tbh.

 

~ Lee

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