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PLEASE NOTE: While the photos here are representative for this procedure, they may not be of the specific equipment you are repairing.

Important Disclaimer: This information is intended to assist you in repairing your keyboard, which is presumably no longer under warranty. Doing this type of work will almost certainly void any existing warranty coverage. Syntaur offers this information as a free service, and makes no warranties of any kind regarding its use. You are solely responsible for any damages, problems, or injuries resulting from opening up and working on your equipment. Unless otherwise indicated, the keyboard should be powered off and unplugged while these procedures are being done; otherwise, you can be exposed to potentially fatal voltages. If you do not feel comfortable or competent in performing these tasks, we strongly recommend taking your keyboard to a service center.

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Ensoniq ASR-10 Screw Guide


Opening Up an Ensoniq ASR-10 or TS-10 Keyboard

Place the keyboard face down on a couch, bed, or other soft surface, with the keys pointing away from you - and of course, with nothing plugged in (especially the power cord!). You will need to remove the bottom panel, which will require removing lots of screws from the bottom and from the back of the keyboard. Note that there are different types of screws used to secure the bottom panel. Along the front edge of the keyboard are coarse-thread screws, so keep these separate. The screws in the back panel and along the edges of the bottom are all identical machine screws. On the ASR-10, the two screws on the bottom panel that are underneath the top-most "A" note are yet another type, slightly smaller than the others. So make a note of which screws go where!

Once all of these screws are removed, you should be able to lift off the bottom panel. (You do not need to remove the screws holding the small trap door on the bottom panel of an ASR-10, where you access the SIMM memory.)