Hi all, I have just come into possession of a KN7000 but the keys look as though they have been mutilated (strange I know) anyway I am not interested in restoring or replacing the keys. In fact given the fact that all the buttons etc are on the main panel what I would like to do is take all the internal boards out and put them in a smaller housing to make a sound module out of it. So I suppose what I am asking is when the keys are disconnected from the rest of the innards would it break the whole circuit.Or would it still work,apart from having keys of course.
Why not replace the keys, they are easy to replace. You can use either of your keyboards as a module with keys anyway. In your shoes I'd be looking for a non-working keyboard to re-use the keys. Keys for many models are common, you could use keys from KN3000, KN5000, KN6000 for example.