Elektron Analog Keys broken keyboard and repair


OK, a failure can happen even to the most modern synths,  most commonly caused by a failing component, but finding a tiny polystyrene pellet right inside the contacts of my Elektron Analog Keys keyboard, has been really surprising. The small fluffy ball, found the way through, still in the production phase I guess, as when I opened the keyboard assembling all looked clean and the rubber tops were well sealed. As the warranty had expired already, I had the perfect excuse to check what was inside the only of my “unexplored” synths.

There are plenty of tiny screws to have access to the “insides”, better using a powered screwdriver.







Keyboard assembly







Keyboard PCB







Contact pads






Under the contact pads is where I found the small pellet


Simply removing it and assemble all parts back, the synth’s keyboard returned to working smoothly.


     Elektron Analog Keys PCB







2 thoughts on “Elektron Analog Keys broken keyboard and repair”

  1. Hey there! I am GiGi from Italy and I was wondering how difficult is to repair a issued LCD on my AK unit (it shows irregular contrast here and there).
    Do you think a skilled guy can perform this repair without having me to costly send the unit to Elektron HQ?
    Thanks in advance for your insights!
    My best regards,

    1. Ciao GiGi,
      if you can buy a new LCD display for the AK, a skilled guy can substitute it no problem.
      Good luck with your repair!

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