Introduction

What the spinal cord is for your body that is the flex cable for the OP-1. In case of a lumbago in your favorite musical device you can change the flex cable to get going again.

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).
  • 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.

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The scissor mechanism of the eight small keys are obstructing the underlying screws.
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Open the display cable connector by using a plastic opening tool to flip the latch upwards.

  • The display is held in place with a mild adhesive. A spudger helps you to get it free.

  • Now you can unplug the cable and take out the whole display.

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  • Disconnect the battery connector from the DSP board.

  • Unscrew the two Phillips #00 screws holding the board down.

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  • Now you can carefully lift the DSP board to access the flex cable connector underneath.

  • Disconnect the flex cable by using a spudger and remove the DSP board.

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  • Flip the OP-1 over to open the back panel giving you access to the connector board.

  • Disconnect the flex cable from the connector board.

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  • Returning to the front side you can unplug the flex cable from the UI board.

  • Now the flex cable is free and can be pulled out completely.

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Conclusion

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

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