electronics question?

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  1. Derek S

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    how do I start? I might have fried my daughters keyboard, anyone have any ideas on a good website to fix a keyboard...I used the wrong adaptor and i heard an electrical pop sound....the speakers still work i can hear them, but the lights won't light up.....

    any ideas??....I was thinking of taking it apart and looking inside.

    thanks

    Derek
     
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    kind of confused here, piano keyboard with a speaker built in I guess (1st I was think computer keyboard)
    What was the correct voltage and what did you use?
    Pulling the correct adapter in you get nothing, sounds like a fuse blew
     
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    sorry, yeah it was a piano keyboard....it uses a 9 volt plug, i am not sure what the plug i used was....

    is changing a fuse something an untrained guy like me could do?

    thanks
     
  4. Ted Lee

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    is it under warranty?

    otherwise...it's already busted! go for it and open that bad-boy up.

    it sounds like this has an external power supply and you plugged the wrong one into the keyboard? check the "boxy part" of the power supply - it'll give the voltage rating on it. the correct voltage should also be near the plug on the keyboard.

    if the keyboard does have a fuse, it should be pretty close to where the ps cord plugs into the thing.
     
  5. Derek S

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    no warranty....I guess I will open her up and see what i can do...any ideas where i can buy a fuse at? radio shack i am guessing?

    thanks

    wish me luck
     
  6. Ted Lee

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    yup! rat-shack is pretty good for that kind of stuff. that's the first place i'd look.

    [edited to take out stupid joke that could cause bodily harm...]
     
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    generally look for the fuse near the point where the adapter plugs in. generally a round 1 inch barrel fuse.
    The little wire inside should be no more
     
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    if you happen to have a volt-meter in your house (and who doesn't these days [​IMG] ) then you can do a continuity check on the fuse.
     
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