Replacing Style K04W Keys


I bought a replacement Style K04W Key for my Akai AX-73.

I have not been able to figure out how to get the old (broken) key out. I can tell there is a little notch in the back that needs to be pushed down but I can’t seem to get the key to move forwards or backwards.

I have not tried removing the keybed entirely, though if it is mandatory to get the key removed I will.

Thanks in advance for any help.

You should press the back of the key down, far enough to clear the notch in the back, and then push it forward - that should be all it takes. You will have to remove the keybed, because otherwise the key you are removing will hit against the front rail of the AX-73 cabinet before it has room to come out.

Oh - one more bit to take note of. On the back of the key, the two sides snap into place on the metal chassis. So as you push the key forward, you’ll want to spread those out a bit. You’ll see how this all goes together once you remove the keybed.