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Akai ewi 4000s neck strap mount

The neck strap mount became lose and eventually fell off. How do I open this thing up so that I can screw it back on??

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1 Un screw all the screw on black panel, but must remember where each on goes, but Be careful not the two screws in side mouth pice which holding the pitch bend unit. 2. open the battery cover remove all the battery 3. Remove the 1/4 earphone nut, and all screws on the silver metal case. (Under the black plastic ), you don't need to remove any screws from the "key" side 4. Use something to pull the battery Cartridge sideway out from Main attachments, but not all the way out from the ewi case, because you can't, the plastic case structure will be in the way, 5. Use some flat pice metal like dinning knife insert in to between black and sliver metal to separate the two parts, start from the mouth pice end, once you open wide enough the battery cartridge can be remove from the case out. Now you can open the Ewi 4000s and see the two HX nuts that holds the strap mount, put some Nail polish on it before you tie them up.....Warning.. You must pull the battery cartage sideway out from its electric plugging mount before you are trying to separate the plastic and silver housing otherwise you will damage the circuit board. That was What I did to mine. Good luck and may God provide you wisdom for this.

Posted on Jul 15, 2013

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  • Alex Keaton
    Alex Keaton Mar 18, 2015

    So did that completeky ruin the when you did that? I took mine apart to replace the next wrap screw, put it all back together, and when I got everything put back together, it did not work. In fact, when I put the batteries in and turned it on it smells like electrical fire. As far as I know I didn't touch a thing inside. Should fire right up. I could take it apart again, but I don't even know what to look for because I have no idea what is causing this. Any ideas?

  • Dave
    Dave Nov 19, 2015

    hi i managed to follow yr instruction and put the strap hook in place. however, now the wi plays out of tune can you help? email me at davidmfitz15@yahoo.com

  • Grumpy Goat Aug 22, 2017

    Thanks! I was completely flummoxed until I read about how to slide the battery case downwards. Then it was easy.

    ]}:-{>

  • Coffin Man
    Coffin Man Apr 26, 2018

    God help anyone attempting this.
    I wanted to take the weights out of mine but decided to leave it.

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SOURCE: my akai ewi 4000s kind of froze

When I play my akai 4000s with piano/keyboard i have to change to key of 'd'. Is this normal.

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SOURCE: Detuning of Akai EWI 4000s

Are you shure that you aren't touching the bend up plate with your right thumb? This isn't easy detected by sax players which are used to have a thumb rest at exactly the same spot where the bend up plate is. You might switch it off (see manual). With the bend up plate on you should aways use a tight strap which helps a bit to not touch the bend up plate accidentally. I'm still struggling with this occasionally.

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SOURCE: EWI won't respond to comands

I've got the solution.
Turn the EWI off.
Press the LEVEL, FX, SETUP and TRANS buttons all together.
Turn on the EWI.
This is a Reset to Factory Preset.
Greetings Fred Roubos.

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SOURCE: Brand new AKAI EWI 4000S was playing great for 30

This sounds like a power supply issue... Since the unit is new, make use of the warranty for repair or replacement.

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SOURCE: Hi, I am writing from Holland. I need Akai EWI

Here is one link:http://www.patchmanmusic.com/ Although they do not ship hardware outside the U.S. there is lots of good info. This is a good store and they ship Internationally:http://www.sweetwater.com/c966--Wind_Controllers Contact them to see if they have the cable in stock.

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