Akai MPK261/Keys not Working

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1 posts since 19 Apr, 2018

Post Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:51 pm

Anybody have any experience with a Midi Controller where one or more keys don't sound unless you really hammer the key or they just don't sound at all? I have a MPK261 and was thinking of opening it up and maybe cleaning out any dust. Hopefully I don't need any replacement parts :(

4661 posts since 22 Jan, 2005 from Sweden

Re: Akai MPK261/Keys not Working

Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:18 am

I did a couple of times on a Roland D-50 synth.

It's basically lifting a rubber cap, and some anti-oxide spray for electronics and a cotton ear tops to gently rub it in and cleaning.
That once you have access to the faulty keys.
That worked for me on that, anyway.

I assume much simpler inside with hardly any electronic boards compared to a synth. So less boards to remove to get access.

With a spray with long thin tube, you might get away with not removing anything. That is finds it's way into crucial parts. It's usually a conductive rubber bump in there that is the base of it all, that serves as resistance as well.

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