Digital Piano Repair: Solutions to Common Problems that Digital Piano keyboard Owners Face

Digital Piano Repair: Some of the most common problems that music keyboard and digital piano owners face, and their possible solutions!

Common Problems Faced

Digital keyboards and pianos are usually sturdy instruments and do last a long time without giving any problems, especially if you have been taking proper piano care

But then there are occasions when you may have to get it repaired. Issues related to the Piano keys are the most common problems faced, though there are some other problems which your piano keyboard could face.

The most common digital keyboard and piano repairs needed are:

  • Broken keys or sticky keys
  • Keyboard does not switch on
  • No or Uneven Volume
  • LCD Broken, cracked or does not light up
  • Changing a Broken Key
    This is comparatively easy but remember that you do not have to apply massive strength to fix anything, in case you are doing it yourself. If a contact is bent beyond repair a new contact board will be required. If the part is no longer available, you could be in trouble.

    Dealing with Contact problems
    This could be the cause if some notes don’t play at all or the volume is uneven or they just play way too loud. Most contacts are graphite and will to be cleaned properly. Resist using WD40 or any other contact cleaner / lubricant and use proper cleaning tools for piano.

    Freezing, Locking up, Doesn’t turn on properly
    This is comparatively easy since it could be more to do with the software. Check out the “Initialise” or “Factory Reset” procedure in your user manual. If not there check out the manufacturer’s web site for more information.

    This usually restores normal operation but “Please save your data (your own songs, styles, etc.) before you attempt this”.

    In general, if you save lot of your work on the digital keyboard/piano, it’s always safe to regular backups on your computer or any external storage.

    Also Read: Piano Care Tips to Ensure Longer Life

    Possible Solutions to Common Repairs

    Taking regular care of your piano keyboard instrument is always recommended.

    A mini vacuum tool/micro vacuum attachment for cleaning crap out of most electronic products, and other cleaning and repair toolkit can come in handy for cleaning difficult areas of your keyboard instrument.

    But if there is a major problem, the only recommended solution I am afraid is to get it repaired by your nearest authorized service facility, or take it to your nearest musical instrument shop and get it done by a qualified and reputable professional.

    Trying to fix up things on your own can only lead to additional problems, since digital keyboards & pianos are complex instruments.

    Want to do it yourself? In some countries, you may not have easy access to qualified servicing professionals. So you may try out some of the suggestions mentioned below by visitors here on this site, but that should only be your last resort… and that too, if you are a person who has the aptitude to open and fix things!

    Piano Keyboard keys Repair & Replacement

    Find solutions to the most common key related problems in digital keyboards and pianos.

    If you buy a new digital keyboard instrument, then usually you don’t face any problem with the piano keys for a few years, of course depending on how much is your usage.

    But in certain cases you may face keys related problem a bit earlier, and there could me various reasons for it.

    Even if it is a single piano key, it can frustrate you a lot if you don’t get the key repaired or get a replacement for the piano key.

    This page allows you to share all your piano keyboard keys related issues.

    Main Circuit Boards Related Problems

    Most of the common repair problems in digital keyboards revolve around keys, speakers or the LCD display.

    These are comparatively easy to fix, especially the ones that involve changing keys. But sometimes your synthesizer or piano keyboard may just refuse to switch on.

    And the reason could be the Circuit Board (motherboard), or may be some other chip. Remember, that a digital keyboard, just like a computer, has a circuitboard (main-board) and chips inside.

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    This page allows you to share all your synthesizer/piano keyboard’s main board, motherboard, circuit boards related issues.

    Digital Piano Keyboard Pedal Repair / Problems

    Having problems with the pedals of your digital piano? Occasionally they seem to work, but then the very next moment it doesn’t seem to work?

    • Have you been looking for a technician to get them fixed?
    • Do you own a Digital Piano and are wondering if a foot pedal can be installed on your piano?
    • Have you lost the cable lead from the pedals to the relevant socket and looking for a replacement?

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    All your piano pedals, expression pedals, foot volume pedals related problems, and repair solutions discussed here. <

    Piano Keyboard Sound Speaker Problem Repair

    • Having any problem with the sound of your piano keyboard?
    • Does the volume remains constant or is not responsive?
    • Is there lot of static noise coming out of your speakers?
    • Any problem around the volume or sound of your keyboard is truly frustrating and does not let you concentrate on or enjoy your keyboard/piano playing.

    Piano Keyboard Speaker Headphones Repair
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    This page allows you to share all your piano keyboard sound related issues.

    LCD/LED Display Related Problems

    • Having any problem with the LCD display of your digital piano keyboard?
    • Does it flicker? Having problem making it dim or brighter?
    • Any problem with the display can be quite frustrating, especially if you perform a lot onstage.

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    This page allows you to share all your digital piano keyboard LCD/LED Display related issues and solutions.

    Pitch Bend, Mod Wheel Repair/Problems

    • Are you having problems with the mod wheel, pitch bend of your digital piano? It doesn’t seem to respond anymore?
    • Do you have a broken pitch/mod wheel lever on your synthesizer keyboard?
    • Have you been looking for a technician to get it fixed?

    This page allows you to share all your modulation and pitch-bend wheel related issues and solutions.

    Pitch Bend Mod Wheel Repair

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    Your electric keyboard’s modulation and pitch wheel related problems, and repair solutions discussed here.

    You can also scroll down to the bottom of the page to read the already submitted problems, repair and solutions.

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    To Conclude

    Though digital keyboards and pianos do last for a long time, there are some occasional defects which you will need to get repaired. Getting it repaired from a qualified professional or an authorized servicing center is your best bet. The brand of keyboard or piano should not matter much for repair work. Anybody who can fix a digital keyboard or piano should be able to do it for most brands. You may want to reach out to support in case you are unable to get any help for your brand of keyboard or piano.

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    1. Reply
      Samuel okoh Ekuma October 24, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      My yamaha piano is not displaying anything on d screen,but only showing the green light. And its not bringing out any sound

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      Jeana Cooney October 25, 2016 at 2:24 am

      We have a Kohler digital piano and have had it for about 10 yrs. We use it periodically for singing practice or just to play it. Recently my husband was just playing a couple notes and was done. He left the piano tuned on so he could go back to it. While he was in our kitchen I heard a POP, I didnt know where the sound came from so I then walked over to the piano and saw that it wasn’t on. I asked him if he turned it off and he said no. I clicked it on and off and nothing happened. While I was next to it, I smelled a slight burning smell. I have unplugged it so that nothing will catch fire. Do you know what could’ve happened? Do you have any suggestions of how to get it fixed?

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      Joe Hosford November 2, 2016 at 5:59 am

      I have a Yamaha Clavinova cpl311 that makes a loud whopping noise when turned on. It sounds like a helicopter. Any suggestions

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      Phillip Faulkner November 12, 2016 at 1:06 am

      I have a Casio AP-80R, I really like this piano, it is however quite old and has developed problems: “D” above middle “C” sticks up and will not go down. “A” above middle “C” is broken off. The peddles do not work, and there could be other problems. The light on the right side that tells you whether or not the power is on is broken. I took the keyboard off and it slipped out of my hands and the end hit the floor, it could have broken something. Is this piano worth fixing or not? Have any idea what it might cost? Is it too old to fix?

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      Mr Byrd November 14, 2016 at 11:31 am

      My church in Phila Pa Piano needs to be serviced
      3856 Pulaski Ave Phila Pa 19140
      I look forward to your email

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      Duane December 7, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      I have a Behringer Concert piano with several fallen keys. How can I get this repaired or get parts and instructions to repair myself.

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        Eb September 26, 2017 at 6:40 am

        Did you every get advice on this? I have the same issue myself…

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      Ger Horgan January 5, 2017 at 4:41 pm

      I have a Yamaha CLP-535 digital piano and the transposer will not work anymore. I live in South Tenerife. Can anyone help me? Thanks.

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      jonathan flowers January 7, 2017 at 2:46 am

      i have a korg triton le workstation plays back but theres no sound from keys. i also have a roland fathom that doesnt light upcan anyone help

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      Mary January 13, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      The sustain pedal is not working.I suspect it is the contact component inside as there is nothing else in there.There is a number on it .JT-2.10.08

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        Jen July 20, 2017 at 12:32 am

        Did you get a reply? We have a sustain pedal issue as well?

        Thanks! Jen

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          Jen July 20, 2017 at 12:33 am

          Ps … it’s a Korg C-360. Also, your site says you come to us. Where are you located?

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      Freddie January 25, 2017 at 8:01 am

      I have a yahama clavinova that the middle c blurt out loud when playing do you have solution

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      suzette Thomas April 7, 2017 at 5:35 am

      I have a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-50. When the keys return there is a knocking noise which is very offputting. Do they have felts that could be worn? I live in Victor Harbor South Australia, and cannot find anyone even in Adelaide who could advise me ,or inspect it. Can you help me. It was tranported from Sydney. Could the move have affected it? It spoils playing it

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      Alex Bystritskiy April 13, 2017 at 5:16 am

      I am looking for a repairman for my digital piano Classico 700 that can come to my home. I am disabled.
      In general the piano is in great condition, however one key is no longer pressure sensitive- always plays at full volume- two dashboard buttons don’t work, and the cabling to the pedals has been clipped.

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      Lymn April 26, 2017 at 4:30 am

      Anyone who can repair Korg digital piano? Some keys are not working.

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      joylene doria May 10, 2017 at 2:01 am

      I have a Casio Celvianothat the A key blurt out loud when playing do you have solution . Thank you.

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      Paul Lorenzen May 26, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      Where can I get a Roland keyboard repaired. Thanks

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        keytarhq June 8, 2017 at 9:49 pm

        You can call Roland support, or visit some local musical instrument shop and check if they have a technician who could repair your keyboard. If you want to give it a try yourself, you can check YouTube videos where it shows how to open keyboards, though this option may not be for everybody.

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      Patricia May 31, 2017 at 3:44 am

      I have a petite grand digital piano and the middle C used to sound occasionally, but now does not sound at all now when I strike the key. Any repair advice?

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      Karen Pack August 5, 2017 at 2:15 am

      I have a Samick Kohler digital piano, and the sustain foot pedal has “dropped”. Who can I call in the Phoenix, AZ area that would have the knowledge and expertise to repair it?

      Thank you for any assistance that you can offer.

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      Paul August 19, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      I have a Yamaha piano p105 and when I play 3 Note chord it Flats the 5th.
      Any thoughts?

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      Eb September 26, 2017 at 6:39 am

      I have a Behringer Concert piano, several fallen keys. Any tutorials out there?

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      Mary November 27, 2017 at 6:18 am

      The lower range has a buzzy sound.

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