Yamaha U3 music stand keep losing

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Yamaha U3 music stand keep losing

Post by duongnt » 22 May 2017, 13:34

Hi all,

I got a few year old Yamaha U3 piano. Everything works fine until recently when the music stand is not tucked in the keyboard lid anymore. As a result, when the lid is closed, the stand keep drop off and touch the black keys.

There are 2 small latches holding the music stand to the lid. The right latch has a small metal thing sticking out that should latch on to a hole in the music stand but it is no longer the case. I dont know if that is magnetic broken or something.

Do you know how it can be fixed?

Thanks very much in advance,

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Re: Yamaha U3 music stand keep losing

Post by Barrie Heaton » 22 May 2017, 18:56

New hinges from Yamaha... or just live with it

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Re: Yamaha U3 music stand keep losing

Post by Colin Nicholson » 24 May 2017, 08:46

A few suggestions:- (these are just a guide)

1. Order a rubber O ring to fit in hole / glue in with impact adhesive. (Measure tab first)
Here is an example: https://www.modelsport.co.uk/associated ... cts/396471

Rubber O rings are usually used for Radio Controlled vehicles / gearbox or diff shafts / suspension mountings.

2. Heat shrink (wrap). Used to cover and seal 2 pieces of soldered wire.... Maplins sell it. Warm it onto the tab with a hair dryer or lightly touch with soldering iron to shrink it.

The metal tab is located into the hole by friction only/ the tab being slightly larger than the hole for a push-fit.
The parts are not magnetic.
3. Carefully bend the tab off-centre (with protected pliers/ grips).

Never tried any of these methods, but this would be a possible route I would consider.
Just general wear and tear I think. If you use glue, leave overnight first before trying.
Hope that helps
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Re: Yamaha U3 music stand keep losing

Post by duongnt » 24 May 2017, 18:47

Thank you Colin, I will try your suggestion

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