Introduction

The Op-1 is a killer synthesizer, but suffers from many problems all other synthesizers do. Here we are gonna find out how to take off all the keys/buttons to either clean the key bed or access the other assemblies below. Please remember that performing any work on the op-1 voids its warranty therefore should only be done with extreme caution. Not following this procedure properly can damage its parts or destroy the unit forever. Please wear protective eyewear.

Image 1/3: Next we have to make a proper tool to make removing them safe and easy Image 2/3: I tried a few different versions, the first ones being plastic and nothing succeeded as well as a classic metal spudger with a slight modification Image 3/3: Simply bend the triangular tip in about 75 degrees.  This will help get underneath the keys to release the tabs.
  • First and foremost. These keys on the OP-1 are delicate, but not cheap. Be careful with them, but do not be afraid to use a little force to remove them.

  • Next we have to make a proper tool to make removing them safe and easy

  • I tried a few different versions, the first ones being plastic and nothing succeeded as well as a classic metal spudger with a slight modification

  • Simply bend the triangular tip in about 75 degrees. This will help get underneath the keys to release the tabs.

Ajouter un commentaire

Image 1/2: The first 3 square keys on the bottom will be the hardest to remove.  Once you remove them, access to the others will be easier. Image 2/2: To access them you must insert the modified tool in the gap between the key and the aluminum case.
  • I found it best to start by removing the keys starting at the bottom left

  • The first 3 square keys on the bottom will be the hardest to remove. Once you remove them, access to the others will be easier.

  • To access them you must insert the modified tool in the gap between the key and the aluminum case.

  • You then must get the tip of the tool above the key tabs and the key scissor clips that hold it on.

  • The clips that hold the key are circled in orange. Pull the key back in the direction of the red arrows and slide the key off those back guide tabs. Please look at the next step for video examples of how to remove the keys BEFORE trying to remove them.

Ajouter un commentaire

  • One swift gentle but firm motion...:)

Ajouter un commentaire

  • Heres another example. Feel free to look ahead to see a closer look at what the key assembly looks like removed.

Ajouter un commentaire

Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • The red area is the back of the key and the orange tabs are where the key connects into the previously labeled orange scissor clips.

Ajouter un commentaire

Image 1/2: The best solution is to insert the modified spudger below the inside of the key and above the key scissor clip right where the red arrow points (do not insert the tool where the dental pick is here) Image 2/2: Then pull downward to release the clip from the tabs labeled with the orange arrows.
  • Pictured here is a piano key, but it has the same connection from the key to the scissor clip as the rest

  • The best solution is to insert the modified spudger below the inside of the key and above the key scissor clip right where the red arrow points (do not insert the tool where the dental pick is here)

  • Then pull downward to release the clip from the tabs labeled with the orange arrows.

Ajouter un commentaire

Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • Removing the rest from here is pretty straight forward except for one part. The black piano keys alternate tab removal access points. They are labeled for your enjoyment

Ajouter un commentaire

Image 1/3: Once again make sure you note the correct insertion point Image 2/3: Also note that sometimes the scissor clip occasionally detaches from the key bed, but don't fret they easily reinsert. Image 3/3: Also note that sometimes the scissor clip occasionally detaches from the key bed, but don't fret they easily reinsert.
  • Start from the left and work your way right.

  • Once again make sure you note the correct insertion point

  • Also note that sometimes the scissor clip occasionally detaches from the key bed, but don't fret they easily reinsert.

Ajouter un commentaire

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

5 autre(s) ont terminé cette réparation.

Brian Fox

Membre depuis le 16/10/2013

1 063 Réputation

4 tutoriels rédigés

A very useful article. Does anyone know if the key caps are available elsewhere?

Dave Meadows - Réponse

Ajouter un commentaire

Voir les statistiques:

Dernières 24 heures : 4

7 derniers jours : 47

30 derniers jours : 210

Total : 6,425