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Introducción

No keyboard no sound. It's easy as that. But don't be afraid, replacing it is also very easy.

This guide shows you how to replace the keyboard of your OP-1.

  1. To get to the screws beneath the keyboard you need to take some keys off. You can use either an opening tool or an opening pick. The first picture shows how it should look like with all the necessary keys off (12 in total). The four longer keys from the fingerboard are to be handled from the left side to get them off. The eight smaller keys need to be levered from the bottom up.
    • To get to the screws beneath the keyboard you need to take some keys off. You can use either an opening tool or an opening pick. The first picture shows how it should look like with all the necessary keys off (12 in total).

    • The four longer keys from the fingerboard are to be handled from the left side to get them off.

    • The eight smaller keys need to be levered from the bottom up.

  2. The scissor mechanism of the eight small keys are obstructing the underlying screws. By using again an opening tool or opening pick these can be snapped off easily.
    • The scissor mechanism of the eight small keys are obstructing the underlying screws.

    • By using again an opening tool or opening pick these can be snapped off easily.

    • When reassembling be sure to place them in with the correct side facing upwards.

  3. Loosen those 12 screws with a Phillips #00 screwdriver. Then just pull off the four rotary knobs and the volume knob. Now it is possible to slightly lift the keyboard and set it back.
    • Loosen those 12 screws with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • Then just pull off the four rotary knobs and the volume knob.

    • Now it is possible to slightly lift the keyboard and set it back.

    Your missing the ribbon decoupling step, unless you skipped it because it’s such a tight squeeze to get back in.

    William “Zoe” FitzGerald - Contestar

  4. Unlock the flex cables by pushing the two black nibs on both sides of each connector. Now you can pull the flex cables out and remove the keyboard completely.
    • Unlock the flex cables by pushing the two black nibs on both sides of each connector.

    • Now you can pull the flex cables out and remove the keyboard completely.

    • When installing the new keyboard, make sure to remove the protective film underneath the screen.

    • The OP-1 has a mode to test specific functions. You can enter it by holding the "COM" button while powering on, then choose the function test (2). You don't have to complete every test and can power off after the keyboard test.

    Don't forget to add the metal parts of the new plastic keys and press the keys down until you hear a click.

    Raimund S - Contestar

    I found bring the OP-1 higher up off my work surface made installing the ribbons much easier, oh and keep the keyboard assembly parallel to the OP-1 to ensure the ribbons seat evenly.

    Stephen Holder - Contestar

Conclusión

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

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Nice guide Tobias!

Worked like a charm. My OP-1 feels brand new.

Thanks iFixit X TeenageEngineering for providing these replacement parts!

Keep it up <3

Flavius Ivancu - Contestar

Awesome guide! Thank you!!!

Jason Wasiak - Contestar

After reassembling everything I have one key ( the upper A) which retriggers the sound randomly if I press the key.

I hope that the reason is not that I put the flex cable back too loose … and i have to open it again. Anyone had this before?

Raimund S - Contestar

This happened to me constantly, only by taking the key off I noticed the tiniest amount of moisture, a mere misting, nesting in the board. it had been re-triggering randomly… Not ideal whilst constantly gigging. Seems to be triggering normally now after drying it in front of a heater. The only thing I think could of caused this is a dry ice machine I played beside a few weeks ago.

Qaiyyum Tajudin -

Did this along with with replacing the connector board and it all seems as good as new. Recommended getting the Opening Tool, Spudger and for the connector board job the Jimmy. Well done TE for providing this to option for repairs.

Toby Curnow - Contestar

Usually when a key retriggers or triggers multiple times on one press, it's because the plastic that holds the metal on the inside of the key has broken. It still sits in place, but the key would need to be replaced.

Mike - Contestar

keyboard replaced I have a new OP1 ;)

thx TE, hope you will bring connector board please !!!

Cédric Buron - Contestar

Thank you very much for the tutorial. Made me believe that I could do it. My OP1 feels brand new again.

aaa - Contestar

Is this going to be available any time soon?

Marco Luceri - Contestar

Solid guide. Solid fix. Nice to have my synth back in order :)

Scott McGimpsey - Contestar

I have a a broken scissor mechanism on 1 single key of my OP-1, but it seems like my only option to replace that tiny broken part is to buy a whole new keyboard. Wondering if someone on this thread might confirm that (or offer and alternative). Thanks!

Ben White - Contestar

Take a look at these comments, maybe this will help.

Tobias Isakeit -

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