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I'm familiar with repairing everything about keyboards/pianos, but I forgot how to replace the key assembly on a yamaha s30. It's funny, I just replace a key assembly on a yamaha s30 a month ago. My question is where the key assembly on a yamaha s30?

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Yamaha has two type keys... one is weighted with a metal counterweight and the other uses silicone domes with conductive rubber pill contacts. Those are easy as you need to clean the pills and the circuit traces they contact with Qtips and 99% isoprophyl alcohol. Then lay the sheet ovra the indexing pins and put on the white key pieces and then the black and install the screws that secure them.
The weighted ones are tricky as sometimes you have to remove some keys and put them in a certain order. There is a leaf spring under each and one needs to get it tucked up in the right place, One first has to tuck the one part toward the player to engage the switch action and then move it toward the back and engage the back pivot... not easy to describe on here.

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