[Noisebridge-discuss] Broken digital piano available for tinkering

Adrian Chadd adrian.chadd at gmail.com
Wed Dec 4 17:03:15 UTC 2013


I have two of these back in Perth. They're great to play! The only
downside is the internal piano synth is only 16 note polyphonic. So if
you want to play any complicated piano pieces be sure to acquire an
external MIDI synth with more polyphony.


On 4 December 2013 07:39, Jeffrey Carl Faden <jeffreyatw at gmail.com> wrote:
> A few weeks ago, Jim was courteous enough to come over and attempt to repair
> my Korg SP-100. Here's a picture of it slightly taken apart:
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/fqjotxnh0oudq2t/Photo%20Dec%2004%2C%207%2020%2010%20AM%20%28HDR%29.jpg
> The power connector had broken off the main PCB, and the connector itself
> with its many plastic and metal parts broke apart.
> We soldered the connector back into the PCB and I went and bought a new AC
> adapter (as I had fried the first one), but upon plugging it in, it still
> doesn't work.
> I suspect that the power connector needs further repair, or a complete
> replacement. I'm not interested in seeing the repair through, which is why
> I'm giving the piano away to anyone who is interested in taking a whack at
> it.
> When the keyboard worked, it was fantastic! I got it off eBay about 10 years
> ago for about $650. The Korg SP-100 is a hammer-weighted 88-key MIDI in-out
> controller with headphone and stereo output. Aside from the non-functioning
> PCB, it only has a few nicks on its corners. Has a sustain pedal and new AC
> adapter.
> If you're interested in taking it, all you have to do is come pick it up.
> It's wide and heavy, so you'd probably need to drive over. I live in Hayes
> Valley. I don't think it would be helpful to just dump it at Noisebridge,
> but with adequate interest you can convince me otherwise.
> Jeffrey
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