|Here Are the Offending Capacitors That Interfere with the Keybed|
|Could I Just Tip the Capacitors to the Side to Make Them Less Tall?|
|Looking at the Underside of the PCB. Making the Caps Taller By Pushing on the Tips of their Legs.|
Once I did this, the first cap was now taller than it had been because of the extra bit of each leg that I pushed back above the PCB. Now it was tall enough that I could tip it over with ease.
|Bending Over Worked well for the First Cap. Now for the rest...|
After repeating the process for the remaining five capacitors, things are looking pretty good. Now it's time for the other two caps.
|The Six "Hold" Caps Are Done. Now It's Time for C22 and C23.|
The tall Mylar cap on the left side of the picture above was easy to address -- I simply did the same trick of re-heating the solder joint and pushing up the extra bit of each leg. Then, I bent him over. The electrolytic cap, though, was too stout (too fat) to push over. Having a bunch of electrolytic caps on hand, I decided that it would be easier to just replace this guy with one that was skinnier and that had long enough legs to bend over. So, I de-soldered the old one and soldered in the new one. I bent it over and, as you can see below, everything is shorter than it was before.
|All the Caps are Now Much Shorter Than Before.|
With all of the steps complete, I put the keybed back into the synth. Did it fit? Well, the part of the keybed that was near the caps fit great. That problem was solved. But, with that part of the keybed sitting correctly, it now revealed that another part of the keybed was interfering with something within the case of the Polysix. A little poking around showed that the long white bar of plastic that I added to my keybed wanted to sit right on top of the rail that holds the whole front side of the KLM-366 and KLM-367 boards. That's an easy fix that I'll talk about later (just cut that darned plastic bar!). For now, though, we can be content that this cap-bending job was the key. It was the key to enabling the keybed to sit properly in the Polysix's case and for the lid to close properly and for the whole thing to be beautiful. Ah...joy...