Sticky keys

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BobTheDog
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Sticky keys

Post by BobTheDog » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:15 pm

Anyone else got keys that stick?

Mine when I haven't played them for a bit seem to stick to the top bar.

So currently before playing I have to depress all the keys to get them unstuck before playing!

MiniDX
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Re: Sticky keys

Post by MiniDX » Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:00 am

Nope, the mechanics of the keys are prfect on mine.

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Stue
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Re: Sticky keys

Post by Stue » Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:27 pm

Mine does that too. I have to move down all keys first, when it was standing for some hours. Than the keys don't stuck and work as they should. Strange behavior...

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Re: Sticky keys

Post by BobTheDog » Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:59 pm

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the replies.

I wonder why it may be, I might try taking it apart and having a look.....


Cheers

Andy

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Daj
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Re: Sticky keys

Post by Daj » Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:48 pm

I have the same issue with P12 keys
Pro2, Tempest

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Re: Sticky keys

Post by pulsn » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:57 pm

Yup, i have that problem too. I visited a friend in the netherlands two weeks ago, his Pro2 seems to have a higher quality keyboard too and he did not have that problem.

Maybe its a question of usage? So after a few months of daily usage the stickyness will disappear?

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Re: Sticky keys

Post by saltykraut » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:36 pm

Mine do a bit. Very slight after not being used for a while etc.

blewis
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Re: Sticky keys

Post by blewis » Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:29 pm

Mine go sticky after not playing for a day or so. Have to press them all down once to get back to normal.

Cheap. After touch is way too sensitive as well (for me)

Wish it had the Prophet 6 keybed.

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Re: Sticky keys

Post by Soundquest1 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:05 pm

Mine do this after a week or so of not using. Weird, but not a problem though. One tap on all of them and they're back to normal

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Re: Sticky keys

Post by yewtreemagic » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:44 am

I've noticed this on some other manufacturer's keybeds - for instance my CME UF8 does this - but as others have mentioned, one tap on each of the keys and all the stickiness goes, so I don't consider it a real problem :wink:


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Re: Sticky keys

Post by Blackdog128 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:48 pm

Not sure if it's related, but my Pro 2 has two keys (2nd F and G from the bottom of the keyboard) that don't fire at lower velocities. I've wondered if it might be some manufacturing residue in there somewhere, or perhaps the sensors are misaligned? But i didn't relized there was a general "sticky keys" issue with some Pro 2's ...

I love the 'board though - what a great synth!
Mopho desktop, Mopho X4, Evolver desktop, PEK, Pro2, Prophet 08 (on the way)

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