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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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Replacing Keys

Removing Key Spring
Once you have access to the keybed, remove the key return spring by inserting a small Phillips screwdriver into the spring. Simply push down to draw the spring out of the lower seat. The white and black keys use the same springs, so don't worry about which ones go where.
Releasing Tab

If the key has a slot in the back, after the key spring is removed, you will need to release the tab that holds the back of the key in place. Use a small flat screwdriver to push forward on this tab. But be careful to use just enough force to release it, or the tab can break off. (For all practical purposes, even if it does break off, you'll be okay, because the only function of this tab is to hold the back of the key down - and the key spring holds it down anyway.) If your key does not have a slot in the back, just pull up the back of the key and it will release.

Removing Key
Once the tab is released, lift up the back of the key and slide it a bit toward the front, and the key will come free. Because a key needs to slide forward to be released, you won't be able to get a black key free without first removing the white keys that block it in.

Simply reverse this procedure to install the replacement key. You won't need to use a screwdriver on the tab when installing a key - it will simply snap into place. Replace the key return spring, and you're good to go!