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Hi, I have a question regarding my keyboard's power supply. My keyboard was plugged in, and I think the part where the ac adapter plugs into the keyboard got smashed into the wall because now if I turn on the keyboard, it will only turn on if I move the wire into a certain position. So I'm wondering if replacing just the ac adapter will fix it, or if there's something wrong with the part that the ac adapter plugs into. Thank you.

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Hello Cari!  Its likely the power supply socket is damaged since it isn't as forgiving as a power supply plug.  The hard plastic shell that makes up the socket body is probably cracked.  If you have a voltmeter or know someone who does, the voltage at the power supply's plug can be tested in short order.  If it proves to be bad, a new plug can be purchased at a parts house like Radio Shack.  It the plug turns out to be good, the socket in the keyboard will need to be replaced.  I see you are in WA state.  If you wish, you can contact me through www.britson.com for further help.  

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics. If you need a piano's date of manufacture, please go to http://www.pianoexchange.com/howold.htm or http://www.bluebookofpianos.com/pianoage.html I am happy to answer musical or technical questions, however, I CANNOT offer appraisals on pianos or organs. Please do not ask what an instrument is worth. For this service please contact an experienced local appraiser or try the following links: https://mmm1100.verio-web.com/blueb1/appraisal.html or http://www.57piano.com/questions.htm

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics.

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