Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Organ key repair

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My son has a practice organ. It is a Baldwin C630T. There are three white keys that have popped off. By the looks of things, it appears that the small circular area that attaches the key snapped off.  Is there a way of repairing these? Can we order new keys and attach them ourselves or is there more to it than that.  Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks,  Rebecca

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Hello Rebecca!  I am not certain whether the keys "snapped off" as in they broke, or the plastic keys simply separated from the metal tangs.  The proper way to repair this would be to gain access to the back of the keyboard so you can remove the metal key tangs.  If the plastic keys are intact, they can be epoxied back into place and firmly clamped overnight.  Parts for this instrument could be a problem since Baldwin no longer exists.  However, there are techs around the country who undoubtedly have the parts.  It will be a matter of locating them.  The best way would be to contact the Music Instruments Technician Association at http://mitatechs.org/service-locator  

Trying to explain all the steps to assure a successful repair is probably beyond the scope of this venue.  Therefore, if the repair does not seem intuitive, calling an experienced tech who is familiar with this model Baldwin is probably your best choice.  

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