Go to your local hardware stores and see if they have any similar-
sized feet that stick on with double-sided sticky tape thast is
already on the replacement feet. If you can remove the stickies, the
new feet need to be at least as thick to allow some air to circulate
under the keyboard. The new feet should be placed fairly near the
location of the old feet as the keyboard case is probably a little
stronger wher the feet were originally located. I have used the
stick-on feet many times, the only thing is to have the old area
cleaned off so the new feet have a good base to stick on. I would
keep the keyboard placed in it normal position once the new feet are
stuck on so there is continual pressure on the feet for about a
month. Thaat will help to ensure that the feet are REALLY stuck on.
I believe Bob meant that you should completely remove and discard
the existing feet. They are probably attached with adhesive, so
you will want to carefully pry them up with (perhaps) a thin
If the feet attach to the keyboard with a screw, you will want to
remove that fastener first.
Check your local electronics retailer or reliable web supplier for
Search term: adhesive feet
Consider replacement feet that space the keyboard somewhat higher
off the surface as the originals did.
Best of luck
Chuckle. Back in the stone age, when PCs were beige (and expensive), I
made a decent side income buying and selling used ones. (buy 10 for 200,
resell 4 or 5 for 200 each, etc.) Missing/yucky feet were a constant
problem. Most of the online electronic supply houses (mpja.com or
similar) have all sorts of feet available, at a fraction of the price
Rat Shack or the Borg charges. Take the old feet off, and clean the
bottom of the case, then install the new ones. Covering the old feet
will not work.
Other thought- look on YamahaUSA web site. They may have parts
available. Sometimes vendors will even send out trivial parts like this
free, as a goodwill gesture. If you had the problem, other owners did too.
Bizarre side note- I had a pair of basically unworn Sears work boots
where the soles did the same thing- turned to sticky jello after about a
year, sitting in the closet. Would have cost more to get resoled than I
paid for them, so in the trash they went.
Thanks, guys! I'll take them off and get new ones.
I especially appreciate the explanations of how to remove them as I
never did so before.
On cleaning, what would be the best thing? Being a girl, nail polish
remover comes to mind, but what do guys use?
Is the case plastic or metal? If plastic, do NOT use nail polish
remover, which (if it is the real stuff) is basically acetone. It will
make the case mushy. Use Goof-off, or dollar-a-can hairspray. A pencil
eraser often helps to ball up the adhesive residue and make it easier to
remove. If case is metal, acetone will work, but don't let it set too
long, or it could hurt the paint.
On Wed 24 Jun 2009 02:42:25p, email@example.com told us...
Maybe you wouldn't, but I would. I don't like to mar finishes, even they
are largely unseen.
Some nail polish remover formulations are known to actually deform plastic,
not just ruin the surface finish.
To each his own...
Replacements might be found at a hardware store. Simplest solution
might be to remove the rubber and replace with a dab of silicone caulk.
I use sil. for pads on lots of things - easy to shape and, if not
even, shave off a little when it cures.
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