Yamaha Clavinova CLP 100 - No Sound

by Emily
(Atlanta, GA)

I have an old Yamaha CLP 100. Over 10 years ago, my dog chewed through the power cord. Before that, the piano worked just fine. I have kept the piano and just recently had the cord repaired. When I turn on the piano, there is a brief squealing noise, and then nothing. The red lights above the buttons are on and will change when I press different buttons, but when I press the keys there is no sound. I seem to remember that the unit would get a bit warm when it was working properly, but now there doesn't seem to be any sort of "warm electrical hum" going on at all. Does anyone know what might be wrong? Thanks.

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Aug 12, 2010
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Thanks Again
by: Emily

Thanks for the input. It's nice to know that the YPT 320 is a good choice. I thought it sounded really nice for the price.

Aug 11, 2010
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YPT 320
by: Alfred

Dear Emily: The above model has an output socket for a Headphone. If you connect a 1/4" STEREO PLUG WITH APPROPRIATE STEREO LEAD, you can connect it to a home stereo system and amplify the sound to suit your preference. I assure you it will astound you as to how much more fidelity you will get. I believe you are making a good choice. Keep well, and let us know ("personal review") how much you like it. Good luck.

Aug 11, 2010
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Thanks Alfred
by: Emily

Thanks again for all your help and advice. At some point I think I will buy a smaller Yamaha keyboard - I've looked at the YPT 320, and I liked the way it sounded and I liked the feel of the keys.

Aug 10, 2010
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Your CLP 100
by: Alfred

Dear Emily: 1)On the assumption that you've determined that repair cost outweighs what you believe you can get for an "as is" sale, check if Steve is still interested 2)Trying to fix the Unit youself can be impractical,because of parts and the hassle to find/get them. 3) Portable Units may be a good type to check. They tend to be less expensive than stand-up types, and they have come a long way in the last ten years. They can produce incredible Grand Piano and other Instrument sounds. Of course you can look for a stand-up unit too. 4) If I were you, I'd check Ebay and Craig listings. Just be sure in the former case to select a unit which is GUARANTEED 100% to work, with a RETURN OPTION, and if a portable, comes with an OWNER'S MANUAL and a POWER ADAPTOR(to save on batteries). I hope this info is of help. Return to this Forum if you have further questions before you buy. Good luck.

Aug 07, 2010
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Thanks for the Information
by: Emily

Thanks to everyone for the extra information on my old Clavinova. I knew it was over ten years old because it hasn't worked since well before my last move (and I've lived here seven years). 1987 sounds right - I probably bought this piano around 1990. If I knew how to fix it myself, I would, but I think I may just buy a smaller, less expensive keyboard for now. I'm not sure if they still make parts for this one. Thanks again.

Aug 05, 2010
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CLP 100
by: Alfred

Dear Members: Dick Rector is right. Luckily I said "if my.......correct", and luckily he monitors what is going on in the Forum. Learn from his posts. We are lucky to have a conscientious Rascal as a Guardian Angel.
Saludos.

Aug 05, 2010
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CLP 100
by: Dick Rector

Hi all,

Sorry for the correction but I believe the CLP 100 is quite a bit older than you said Alfred, according to my info it was first released in 1987.

Dick

Aug 05, 2010
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CLP 100
by: Alfred

Dear Emily: According to my records (if they are correct)your unit was released in 2003, not "over ten years ago", so it's younger than you think and depending what the technician asks for repair, you can better judge whether you want to sell it. Keep well.

Aug 05, 2010
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Not Interested in Selling Right Now
by: Emily

I'm in Atlanta. I'm not interested in selling right now. I need to look into some possible repair work, but thanks for the offer.

Aug 05, 2010
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clavinova
by: steve mc

where are you, and would you like to sell it.
'as is" not working. stvmcal@gmail.com

Aug 04, 2010
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CLP 100
by: Alfred

Dear Emily: Thanks for the acknowledgement. Keep well, and come back often if you feel we can be of additional help.

Aug 04, 2010
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Thanks Alfred
by: Emily

Thanks for the information. I appreciate your help. I will look into contacting a Yamaha technician.

Aug 04, 2010
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CLP 100 No Sound
by: Alfred

Dear Emily: In a unit, such as yours, which has not been played in a while internal problems are likely to develop. Your description seems to be
in the Filtering circuit. If so, repair requires accessing the innards, and I would recommend you
have the job done either by a qualified electronic piano professional, or you might want to contact Yamaha for their nearest repair center at the site below. This Forum is not an arm of the Yamaha Corp. and the option is yours. We thank you for your visit and you have an open invitation to return with comments/questions whenever you feel the need. Keep well.

http://yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/Ser vice/ServicerLocator/0,,VNM%3DLIVE,00.html


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