Yamaha Clavinova CLP230 - works but does not work!

by HS

My Yamaha Clavinova CLP230 works in Grand Piano mode, but none of the other buttons work. What could be wrong, and is there a way to reset this?


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Dec 05, 2009
CLP 230 Grand Piano Only
by: Alfred

Dear H IF your unit is anything like a PSR series unit, try two separate ways for a Reset. The first will perform a Partial Initializing:
1) Turn the Unit OFF, then holding down the last White key, turn the Unit ON again. This will erase all Panel User Settings, Registration Memory, User Songs, Style File. This means all your backed up data.
For a total "Back-to-Factory" Initializing:
2) Turn the Unit OFF, then holding down the last White Key plus the last three Black keys turn the Unit ON again. This will erase everything, literally restoring the keyboard to “Factory, Out-of-the-Box” condition. (Everything, including MIDI downloaded info will be erased).
The above, as mentioned, applies to PSR series units. Try it anyway as no harm will be done to yours. If the suggestions work, could you please post a message in this Forum, so other members can benefit from your experience. If the actions do not work, hopefully some other kind owner of a CLP 230 will help. Keep well and good luck.

Feb 08, 2010
Clavinova CLP230 works in Grand Piano mode only
by: Worried

I have the same problem - namely that Yamaha Clavinova CLP230 works in Grand Piano mode, but the other buttons work stopped working.
Neither of the reset options solved the problem. Any other suggestions for what caused this or how it can be fixed? Thanks.

Oct 13, 2010
Yamaha CLP-230 reset
by: Denis

Thank you very much. This solved my problem very simply.
Had been using midi to computer and something stopped the keyboard from functioning.


Nov 08, 2010
I have the same problem
by: Sarah

I have a CLP240 with the same problem (I haven't been using midi cables). I have tried the reset advice but this hasn't worked for me either - any suggestions?!

Mar 01, 2011
metronome button stopped working
by: Dana

Help please...love the metronome feature and the piano is only 5 years old but it has stopped working. everything else works great. so sad. should i try the reset? if so, which are the "last keys"? high or low? thanks for the help.

Jan 20, 2012
Possible Solution to Control Panel Malfunction CLP-230/240
by: Anonymous

Yamaha Bulletin No. 463 states that there is a software problem. The permanent fix is to exchange the Program ROM or the DM Circuit Board.
Yamaha Bulletin No.460 1/19 states that there is a temporary service response which says to execute factory set in TEST MODE, then EXIT TEST MODE.
I can share the PDF file I have if anyone is interested.

Aug 26, 2012
To: Anonymous
by: Maciej

Anonynous, I'll be happy if you could share this pdf with me.
Many thanks in advance! macius.g ( a t ) wp.pl

Sep 17, 2012
Yamaha Bulletin No. 463
by: Anonymous

Our CLP230 seems to have the same problem.
Could you share the Yamaha Bulletin No. 463 pdf with us also? yelena (at) levinapiano.com
Thank you

Nov 14, 2012
clavinova extra keys not working
by: kevin

after doing a factory reset by pressing the lat wight key and the last three bblack ones the keys still did not work pleas i need advice as soon as possible

Jun 03, 2015
Reset the piano solved my problem
by: Anonymous

Reset my yamaha CLP-230 solved my problem. My piano is now working really fine!!

Thanks a lot!!

Jul 14, 2015
There more?
by: Lacerda

Sorry about my english. I've the same problem. I did reset's but doesn't works...I search about yamaha published but don't found. Anybody knew about something?

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