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Saturday, May 5th 2012, 10:54am

Virus KB Dead Keys !

So I eventually acquired my Virus form ebay. But, the low C sustains forever and the c# next to it is totally dead.



Waiting on a response form the seller.



Is this likely to be circuitry or can it be fixed easily? (for those that have experienced this kind of thing)



I dont mind a partial refund if its repairable as I got a fairly good deal.

So, those people in the know, do you think its better to return it and stick with it and try to get the keys fixed?

Ace17

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Saturday, May 5th 2012, 4:27pm

Hi,
dead keys are most probably due to bad rubber strip (not the circuitry).
If I remember correctly, Virus TI KB keybed is manufactured by Fatar, so it's very probable you only need to change one of this :
http://www.midi-store.com/Fatar-Rubber-C…12-p-17166.html

horsegrip

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Saturday, May 5th 2012, 5:47pm

Just a quick note/idea...
Have you made sure KB is not in split keyboard mode?
Not sure about the sustained key tho
Hope that might help you

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Saturday, May 5th 2012, 7:13pm

Thanks for the help . I don't thInk it's in spit mode but I. An check after work . Very
I h doubt it .
I am not keyboard or tech savvy so approx how much does it cost to replace the strip in a repair shop ?

I got the virus for 450 quid . Do members of he forum think I should get my cash back or ask for a discount and get it fixed ?

The guy is offering to give me 50 quid back .

Thanks again .

horsegrip

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Sunday, May 6th 2012, 11:03am

I think keep it and buy a USB Midi controller if the quote of keyboard strip is too high

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Sunday, May 6th 2012, 11:27am

I think keep it and buy a USB Midi controller if the quote of keyboard strip is too high
I actually have one already. But I was looking at the Virus as a replacement and getting rid of the midi keyboard.

Ace17

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Sunday, May 6th 2012, 2:59pm

Replacing the rubber contact strip is actually very easy. You don't need special tools, only screwdrivers.