You would find different brands and models of digital pianos while shopping for this instrument and all of these models offer varied level of expression and authenticity for piano players. You can find different sizes and types as well and can choose either a beginner level simple model or a more complex one for experienced piano player. No matter which brand or model you choose, proper use and care can give your digital piano extended lifetime. However even with proper maintenance of a digital piano, you may come across varied common problems. Knowing how to solve these issues would give you more confidence over your piano and you will be able to enjoy more expressiveness. Here we have outlined some of the common problems that you may encounter and repair solutions.
Repairing your digital piano
Some of the most common problems that a digital piano user would come across are related to:
- Piano keys and
- Power cord.
In this page we will be discussing all common issues related to these and other components of a digital piano.
Tools that may be needed for repair
- Electrical Tape
- Parts replacement (such as keys, power cord etc.)
Digital piano keys repair:
Broken or damaged keys are one of the common problems. Many a time’s location of some keys becomes displaced and thus they hang in a different position rather than at a place where they are flushed with the keypad of piano. In such situations when you try pressing that key, it would not produce any sound. Damaged or broken or dislodged keys must be removed from keyboard. Fixing digital piano keys is important.
Step 1: After removing key, check if there is any dirt trapped in place under the key. Any clogged dirt or debris may be hindering connection of key. If this is the problem, you just need to completely clean dirt and replace the key. You can also spray some compressed air between keys and these would help in removal of any dirt clogging between keys.
Step 2: If keys or any other component is broken, you would need to call your product manufacturer and arrange for replacement part.
Digital piano power cord repair:
Next thing is to check for any tear or damage with the power cable or any short circuit that may be hindering power supply. Any damaged piece of power cable is the most common issue with electrical instrument and devices.
Step 1: Check if your power cable is only slightly worn or is badly spoiled. If the damage is only slight, applying an electrical tape may solve your problem. However this would only be a temporary solution and you would need to replace the power cord in order to avoid any further damage that may result in a short circuit.
Step 2: If the cable is heavily worn, you must immediately stop using the digital piano and should arrange for replacement cable. Any temporary taping should not be done for insulation of a heavily broken power cable.
Step 3: Order right combination according to your digital piano structure and replace the power cord as described in instruction manual of your instrument. Once you are done with repair, close piano and replace all the screws.
Digital piano power supply repair:
Sometimes you may witness that your digital piano doesn’t turn on at all. There may be some problems with the power connection that runs from your electrical outlet.
Step 1: Check if the instrument is connected properly to the power supply and if the power outlet is working properly. You can also check by plugging any other equipment or device such as an iron to the same outlet in order to check the power supply.
Step 2: If that doesn’t work, try disconnection the digital piano from power outlet. Let is settle for some minutes and reset piano. Some improper settings may be keeping digital piano from turning on.Resetting internal settings may solve this issue.
Digital piano settings repair:
A digital piano may not be functioning as it should; the problem lies with its software system. You may be turning volume high and the system may be turning it low. You may even witness a completely locked system where no keys or buttons may be responding. In such cases try initializing digital piano with factory reset button that would restore piano’s original settings. Check your piano instruction manual for location of this button or you can contact manufacturer’s customer support. By doing so you would lose all the stored meaningful data including your recordings, sounds, effects etc. It is recommended that you must always have a backup for your digital piano data at an external system.
Digital piano LCD screen repair:
If there is any issue with your piano LCD screen such as a crack, dead pixels, unclear data etc., these issues related to LCD display cannot be solved by a user with basic repair knowledge. This system requires technical knowledge and you would need to call a professional repair technician to solve the problem. Trying to solve the issue by you may completely damage the screen. In most cases, it would be best to replace the screen with a new one.
Digital pianos are expensive instruments and thus repair also may cost you good money. It is good to have basic repair knowledge in order to deal with minor common problems on your own. However if you are unsure of any issue and its solution, it is best to call a repair technician in order to avoid making a permanent damage. Safe handling and proper care can keep your digital piano safe from dangerous hazards. Any inquiries related to your specific brand must be asked from your manufacturer and for any complex problems you must call a repair professional in order to keep your instrument safe for life.