A while back, I inhereted a rather versitile and fairly wonderful Yamaha keyboard. It lives in my den, to be practiced upon, fiddled with, and inflicted upon my roommates.
Unfortunately, last week, one of the keys broke. Now, that key (a B flat, by the way) just lies there, limp and defeated. It sits there, as if pressed, almost flush with the white natural keys, producing no noise when pressed. I can get it back in its normal position by lifting it up and pushing it backwards juuuuust right, a maneuver that is aesthetically appealing but does nothing truly valuable, for, when I press it, the key stays down, holding an endless B flat until pulled up or unplugged or the note decays away.
Now, I’m sure this has happened to someone else. I assume that, if you play a little hard or a keyboard that’s a little too crappy, voila: broken key. My question: is there any way to fix my B flat without taking this into a professional? I feel like doing some surgery. I just want some direction.