Yamaha Clavinova CLP-260 faulty headphone socket

by Peter
(Shropshire, England)

Hi! I just bought a used CLP-260 and made the mistake of not checking the headphone function before buying it. This morning I found the headphones will not go all the way in, so I am only getting sound in one ear. Frustrating!

Looking inside the socket, there's nothing stuck in there, it just looks like the contact at the end is too far forward.

Can anyone suggest how to fix this? Can anyone point me to a diagram of how to take it apart to get to the problem?

Thanks!

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Mar 01, 2014
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Transpose on on clp 260
by: Anonymous

I need to know how to use the transpose on my clavinova 260 Can any one help me. Thanks Doc

Jun 06, 2011
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CPL 260 should I by used?
by: jsher11785

I have a friend trying to sell his used CPL 260 and will sell it to me for 300.00 do you know off hand if that would be a good price? its in mint condition although 19 years old and he said he would give me 60 day warrenty to give me my money back...I dont know what to do..I know they are not making these models anymore so I have been told..it has 5 instrament modes, pedals, can transpose music I play..

Thank you in advance for your advice


Dec 23, 2009
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Yamaha CLP 260 Jack
by: Alfred

Dear Peter: That was fast! Thanks for kind wishes, "you have a better one!"
Hope the info helps to resolve the problem. Knowing the "technical" terms is not that important. Fixing the problem is. Good luck to you.

Dec 23, 2009
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Follow Up
by: Peter

Thanks for the information and sorry about the confusion over the terms I used (Jack, Socket etc!)
I will get back to you once I have had a cost estimate from Puretech Solutions.
Have a great Christmas.

Dec 23, 2009
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CLP 260 JACK
by: Alfred

Dear Peter: From your description, the JACK ("socket") in the unit is deformed. Repair entails opening the unit (which I do not recommend as a DIY project). The JACK consists of three "spring-loaded" prongs which make contact with the three sections of the Headphone PLUG. The prong of the JACK which would normally contact the tip of the Headphone PLUG is probably bent out of shape causing the problem you are experiencing. I don't know the geography of the UK, but here are two locations you may want to contact for help:
Puretech Solutions, UK which I believe is an authorized Yamaha Service, (and a gentleman named Dan - don't know if he's still with them). They should be able to provide you with the answer to your inquiry.
Yamaha Music U.K. Ltd.
Sherbourne Drive, Tilbrook, Milton Keynes, MK7 8BL, U.K.
Tel: (44) 1908-366700 Fax: (44) 1908-368872

Please post a follow-up message in this Forum to let us know how you fare. Thanks, and Season's Greetings.

Dec 23, 2009
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Yamaha CLP260 Faulty headphone socket
by: Peter

Thanks for your response. The socket is for a 1/4 inch plug, as you say. However, the problem is not with the headphones (which are stereo with a standard 1/4 jack). I have tried several pairs of suitable headphones. The problem is that the jack will not fully enter the headphone socket. So there is an issue with the headphone socket on the CLP-260. I can't see any foreign body inside it, so I assume the contact at the back of the socket is somehow pushed forward as is will not allow the jack to fully enter. Any advice on how to fix the Clavinova would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Dec 22, 2009
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Yamaha CLP 260 Headphone Problem
by: Alfred

Dear Peter: I am not familiar with the CLP 260, and take for granted that: 1)the UNIT'S SPEAKERS function in Stereo mode WHEN NO HEADPHONE IS PLUGGGED IN.
2) If the Headphone used has a standard Phone Plug,it should be a 1/4" diameter Shaft long enough to reach fully into the Jack of the CLP. If a light-weight Headphone is used, it will need an Adaptor to increase its shaft length to properly fit into the CLP Jack.and to increase its diameter to 1/4". In any case, the Plugs and/or the Adaptor must have THREE DISTINCT SECTIONS for stereo reproduction. I could suggest using a Continuity Tester for checking the Headphones, but it will probably be cheaper and more practical to simply buy a new Headphone set. Repairing shorted Headphone leads is labor intensive what with testing for shorts and grounds, soldewring etc. If however you have the equipment and tools to DIY, the decision mustbe yours. Please do me the favor of posting a follow-up message as to the course you follow. Other members of this forum will learn from your experience. Good luck,Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

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