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Just replaced a Casio wk-1200 I bought back in the mid-90's and lost in a flood in '08. 73 keys-it was the first nearly full sized keyboard with full size keys I bought after starting on a couple of mini-key units- a Casio 500 and a Yamaha PS 487 back in the mid-80's. I was so thrilled taking it home from the Guitar Center in Hollywood.

After the flood I bought a WK-200, which was a newer improved version- 76 keys and more recording capabilities, and about 5 years ago a Casio WK-6600. I'd bought and re-sold a used Privia in between.

Anyway- I saw this on Marketplace on facebook- in Gainesville 70 miles away- cheap- they'd take $40 although the middle C and D weren't working. Turned out the B was playing strangely loud and the A was on and off- didn't mess with it much- but before going for it I'd watched a couple of vids on youtube about cleaning under the keys- the contact circuit boards there and figured that was likely the problem and I could do that.

So I got it Sunday and noticed there were panels right under that are to be removed- it was rather easy actually- I cleaned the contact circuits with paper towels damp with window cleaner and the rubber contact protrusions under the keys on the other side. After a brief anxious moment after putting them back on- and not getting sound from ANY key- I noticed I failed to reinsert the cicuits under a ridge and had layed them on top- a 2 or 3mm difference and not making contact.

After that was corrected- the keyboard came to life in it's entirety. So I've messed around on it since and even discovered a crude synth function I didn't realize it had- the wk6600 has much more tone editing now

But it's like an old friend back again and yet anther item- probably the last I was able to finally replace after losing almost everthing in that flood..

There's lots of videos with the old wk-1200 on youtube if you care to see it. Seems much heavier now than it did back when- Guess I'm just getting old. And wish I had more room to set it up!

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Great job. It feels good to fix something yourself.


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Yeah! Well I guess my point is DON'T PANIC- and don't just throw something out- a keyboard especially when it's just the keys not making contact. (I failed to mention I also found a couple of dried up crushed ladybugs inside under the keys) You might even pick something up cheap or a trash find that can still be made functional. After all, this unit is about 25 years old, and still going strong otherwise. Gee I wish I could just insert a picture or two here.

The progression of the Casio boards is interesting- this WK-1200 was the first I think to use this kind of platform, with a lot of voices and drum kit sounds, and it records 5 tracks but only stores one song at a time. By the time I bought the WK- 200 in '08, that was up to 5 songs of storage. The voices had changed in selection but still about the same quality.

I bought the WK-6600 5 or 6 years back because they had by then upped the quality of the sounds, and added the synth editing functions at a greater level. I see they still sell that same model, but they also now have a WK7600 that stores even more user edited sounds.

Anyway- they aren't a weighted board, but decent sounds and 76 keys for relatively low costs- so besides my Baldwin Hamilton Studio Upright, they are good boards to practice and get creative on.


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