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Today my iPad fell of the musicboard, I was happy to catch it, but what the camera outlet did to my piano gave me some minutes of advanced anger managment. i was seconds before breaking that thin piece apart or just crying around on the floor.

[img]https://imgur.com/a/1bCF0vV[/img]

and taht to my brand new Yamaha

after some hours I managed to put the larger pieces back with some model part (pvc) glue I hope it will hold.

[img]https://imgur.com/a/I1gV0yo[/img]

it is currently covered with foil.

tomorrow I will sand it down a little bit and polish it up. wish me luck guys.

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Don't put that piece of destruction without caution on your piano

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Very sorry you're suffering so, and it's completely understandable. I'm a little unclear exactly what and/or how this happened because the pictures are too close up to show what the iPad fell off of and where on your piano it impacted.


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the iPad slided from the sheet stand, the cut is in the edge of the key-lid. the camera unit of the iPad did it. but I recovered myself... tomorrow all will be better. a piano is a working tool...

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Originally Posted by Steve Chandler
Very sorry you're suffering so, and it's completely understandable. I'm a little unclear exactly what and/or how this happened because the pictures are too close up to show what the iPad fell off of and where on your piano it impacted.

You can see the damage in the first pic... looks like the impact of the ipad chipped a small spot on the key-cover polyester finish pretty good. I couldn't tell much from the second pic... the repair?

Still a bummer. Kind of like getting that first scratch or ding on a new car. Of course, the feeling is not quite as bad knowing you accidently did the damage, as opposed to someone else damaging your finish, especially in the car scenario.

Just remember, anything man-made can be fixed or replaced. smile

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lol...thank you good advice ... the second pic is my repair... over 3 hours i put the shivers back into place one by one with the magnifying glass.. .unbelivable... those small splinters all have their place, you just need time

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I cannot see the picture clearly on that App, however I see enough, to realise how upsetting this is.The dealers do have cabinet technicians and If it's polished ebony (or polished Mahogany) I am sure the technician will come to your home and cover the scratches.
I have personally seen scratched new pianos which had been in the store for years i(n PE) the technician would have a small container with a spout.He was able to cover the scratches up
completely.A friend of mine wanted a particular piano "which spoke to her", but was unsure because the piano had quite a few scratches on it.After the cabinet technician spent a few hours on it the piano was perfect.The manager brought a lamp
with a bright light and we could not see any marks at all. Hopefully the dealer has a cabinet technician, however they could direct you to the right person.

Be careful if you attempt this yourself though..

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Originally Posted by Senahoi
lol...thank you good advice ... the second pic is my repair... over 3 hours i put the shivers back into place one by one with the magnifying glass.. .unbelivable... those small splinters all have their place, you just need time

Your story reminds me a little of what happened to the late Bluegrass star, Bill Monroe's famous Gibson Mandolin. Some thieves burglarized his home, and actually vandalized/busted into pieces, two of his prized Mandolin instruments.

Bill Monroe was devastated, but Gibson offered to try and repair the mandolin for him. This YT vid tells a little about the story, and shows a clip where Gibson technicians were regluing hundreds of tiny pieces of the mandolin back together, using a magnifying glass. They were successful.

Here is the YT clip... "Bill Monroe's broken Gibson mandolin story..." The Gibson technician's repair clip starts around 4:25.

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My laptop fell off my music rest and landed on the key lid. For some reason known only to the forces of gravity there was no detectable scratch or ding anywhere on the lid. I still do not understand how that could happen, but you have my sympathy because for a few seconds when I held my breath I was sure I was going to find the kind of damage you experienced.


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lol...thank you good advice ... the second pic is my repair... over 3 hours i put the shivers back into place one by one with the magnifying glass.. .unbelivable... those small splinters all have their place, you just need time

Your story reminds me a little of what happened to the late Bluegrass star, Bill Monroe's famous Gibson Mandolin. Some thieves burglarized his home, and actually vandalized/busted into pieces, two of his prized Mandolin instruments.

Bill Monroe was devastated, but Gibson offered to try and repair the mandolin for him. This YT vid tells a little about the story, and shows a clip where Gibson technicians were regluing hundreds of tiny pieces of the mandolin back together, using a magnifying glass. They were successful.

Here is the YT clip... "Bill Monroe's broken Gibson mandolin story..." The Gibson technician's repair clip starts around 4:25.

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Interesting! The repair part starts at 4:25 if people want to speed ahead.


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Originally Posted by Senahoi
Today my iPad fell of the musicboard, I was happy to catch it, but what the camera outlet did to my piano gave me some minutes of advanced anger managment. i was seconds before breaking that thin piece apart or just crying around on the floor.

[img]https://imgur.com/a/1bCF0vV[/img]

and taht to my brand new Yamaha

after some hours I managed to put the larger pieces back with some model part (pvc) glue I hope it will hold.

[img]https://imgur.com/a/I1gV0yo[/img]

it is currently covered with foil.

tomorrow I will sand it down a little bit and polish it up. wish me luck guys.

why do I post this?

Don't put that piece of destruction without caution on your piano


It looks like you've repaired it quite a bit. The success of a repair really boil down to noticeability. The harder you have to look to see it, the better the repair.

If you're not satisfied with your own repair, I'm sure you can find someone who does furniture repair to get it done.


Anyway, I feel your pain. The first ding or scratch in something new is always painful.


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Originally Posted by MarkL
My laptop fell off my music rest and landed on the key lid. For some reason known only to the forces of gravity there was no detectable scratch or ding anywhere on the lid. I still do not understand how that could happen, but you have my sympathy because for a few seconds when I held my breath I was sure I was going to find the kind of damage you experienced.

I know the horror of those first few seconds, wondering what the damage is! A few years ago I was headed down a staircase with a nearly new MacBook Pro in my bag when a strap broke and it went cartwheeling down the concrete steps! I yanked it out, opened it a bit and it lit up, so I assumed it was fine, but when I got to class I realized that the glass bezel had several significant cracks. Fortunately, I was still able to use it to lecture, and afterwards I just removed all the broken glass and was able to use it that way for a year or so until I replaced it with a newer one. It looked a little funny, but worked fine. It was also when I learned that at that time AppleCare didn't cover accidental damage (I believe it does now, but I generally don't buy it).


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There are a number of iPad gadgets that can hold your iPad while you’re playing and recording. Some readers here have made their own devices for holding tablets. Yes, the piano is your tool but it’s also beautiful. Hopefully you’ll find something that prevents crashes. Best Wishes!


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some hours of work

[img]https://imgur.com/a/DNPj6fu[/img]

yesterday I glued the chips/shiver back one by one with model glue

today is sanded everything down so that no edges are feelable anymore, starting with 2400 sandpaper. restoring the gloss with sandpaper up to 12000 and after that fine and ultra fine polish.

used a permanent marker to cover the last white spots

polished again.

now I can live with it till it gets repaired professional ... .anytime in the future

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I know of a situation where a polished ebony Yamaha upright was really badly damaged.There was literally a hole in the cabinet.A furniture repair specialist went to his home and spent a whole day working at it.He was fabulous and when we saw the piano again there was not a sign at all that there had been any damage at all.That is a true story.The repair specialist. was an elderly man who had spent most of his life repairing damaged pianos and furniture.

Fortunatly there was no mechanical damage to the piano.


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I informed my piano technician, we will repair it at the next service. that's the best solution.

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So sorry to see your mishap. I occasionally put my laptop on the music desk, but it sits flat so little chance of it falling, however my own ageing coordination is another story, and I dread miscalculating a muscle movement and swiping something hard against the finish. I did once, while wearing a belt buckle lean into the side of the casing while putting up the lid. I heard it tat the finish, and it left a small scratch which is still there to this day frown Nothing like your mishap though.

Just a thought....as it's the edge of the fallboard. Would it be possible to just buy a new one, as they are removable? I know it wold cost some, but it would give the new perfection again smile

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Short of a professional repair, you might have some luck with some black superglue to fill in the remaining gaps before sanding and polishing.

Look up "black CA glue" for options.


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