Transpose - Yamaha DGX-220

by Ralph
(Monticello, Fl, Usa)

How To Transpose Yamaha Portable Grand DGX-220

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Oct 26, 2009
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Transpose - Yamaha DGX 220
by: Alfred

Dear Ralph: Do the following:

1)Press the FUNCTION Button
2)Use the CATEGORY Buttons to select "TRANSPOSE" on Display
3)Use the DIAL to set the transpose value (between -100 and + 100 for small pitch changes)
& (between -12 and + 12 for large pitch changes).

Keys represented by the 0-12 and 0+12 settings are explained as follows:

When the transpose setting is at 0 then playing middle C gives a middle C. So whatever key is used to play the music will be "true" and accurately tuned.

Going up one, for example (+1), and playing middle C will sound a C#.

Lowering the transpose setting one (-1) will sound a B if the middle C is played.

This is especially helpful if singing in the original key is difficult for a vocalist, or if playing along with any "differenly tuned" instrument. Post a follow-up message if this helps. Good luck.

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DGX650
by: Anonymous

hi i hv a question plz help my dgx 650 is giving me distorting long sound when pressing c major and d flat

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Using function keys if display isn't working
by: Diana

My LCD display on my yamaha DGX220 is not working. I can make due with all of the song, style, or voice buttons because I can use the numeric keypad. However, I have to use the dial's category keys in order to use the 'Function' key. Without being able to see the categories on the display I cannot scroll between them and the manual does not give you a number keypad choice for these.

Can anybody who has this keyboard help me see how the 47 functions compare to the numbered keypad so I can try to work with them 'blind'.

(I have explored all the options for fixing my display and am not willing to pay to have it repaired. )

I would really like to be able to change volume, transpose and use some of these important functions.

Thanks for any ideas or help.

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Yamaha dgx-220 cd rom

by eric davies
(northern ireland)

i am looking for a cd rom for yahama portable grand keyboard dgx-220. could you advise where i can buy one in uk thank you

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May 14, 2010
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CD ROM DGX 220
by: Alfred

Dear Eric: Contact

Dunfay Ltd.
61D, Sallynoggin Road
Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Tel. 01-2859177

Hopefully they have the CD ROM. If not, they should be able to direct you accordingly. Good luck. Thanks for contacting us.

May 15, 2010
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Yamaha DGX-220 CD ROM
by: Alfred

Dear Eric: Sorry. Try contacting

Yamaha Music U.K. Ltd.
Sherbourne Drive, Tilbrook, Milton Keynes, MK7 8BL, U.K.
Tel: (44) 1908-366700 Fax: (44) 1908-368872




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Lost cd
by: Ricardo

Dear Sir,
I need to replace my cd too. Is there any contact # in USA/.Canada ?

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Yamaha DGX-220 Power Connection Problem

Hi,

I have a Yamaha DGX-220 which suddenly will not work with the AC power adapter. A voltmeter shows the PA150 I have is providing the proper voltage. I noticed that if I wiggle the connection (where power adapter plugs into the keyboard) I can get the keyboard to momentarily power on. So it appears the plug socket in the keyboard which recieves the power adapter plug is loose, or intermittent or something. Just wondering if anyone else had experienced this before I try and open the thing up and see what's going on.

Thanks.

Doug

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Jan 14, 2010
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DGX 220 Power Connection
by: Alfred

Dear Doug: You obviously know what you are doing, as your procedure and analysis seems to be right on target. The Unit's Jack (receiving socket) probabaly is just at breaking-point from its mooring and your wiggling is producing the On/Off result.

However, before you seek out a QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN (Preferably Yamaha-authorized. carefully clean out the Adaptor Plug HOLE and the PIN of the Unit's receiving Jack. It may be that some oxidation/dirt is the culprit. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Apr 05, 2012
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Power Plug
by: Stephanie

I just had the same problem, and I don't know if this'll work for you, but thought I'd mention it anyway...I used the power cord for an iHome center, which has a larger adapter. Not the ideal fix, but it's working right now.

Good luck, and I hope you find a solution!

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YAMAHA DGX SILENT
by: Anonymous

Greetings
I have Yamaha dgx 230 the one with a floppy disk space. When I wake up in the morning the keyboard was completely silent but it displays on the screen. When the technician checked it power was ok, speakers were ok (even external didn't work) and he told me it's computer might be spoiled. 3 technicians tell me the same thing. One told me may be it lost firmware. Please need your advise

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lost cd rom - Yamaha DGX 220

by Tomas Tvrdik
(Czech republic, Prague)

Hallo,

I have got a keyboard DGX 220 and I lost my cd rom. May I get it somewhere ?

Thx Tom

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Dec 31, 2009
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CD ROM for Yamaha DGX 220
by: Alfred

Dear Tom: Try contacting the Parts Dept of Yamaha Music Europe GmbH
Siemensstr. 43, D-25462 Rellingen, (b. Hamburg,) Germany.
They should be able to help you. Good luck.

Jan 12, 2012
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Lost cd
by: Ricardo

Is there an email I can contact Yamaha regarding a lost cd?

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Yamaha DGX220 keyboard won't turn on

by Rita
(WV)

why won't my DGX220 power on?
I turn it on and it won't power on...it plugged in properly...I even tried it with the batteries.
Could I do a factory reset?
Thank you.

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Apr 11, 2010
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No power DGX 220
by: Alfred

Dear Rita: Try different house outlets. If the keyboard works, the circuit breaker/fuse for the original outlet(s) needs attention. Next, check if the battery contacts (inside the battery compartment) are clean and making good contact when batteries are used. If after trying these actions the keyboard still does not work,the problem COULD BE the ON/OFF Switch or an open internal circuit in which case have a qualified keyboard technician repair your unit. We appreciate your post, and would like to hear from you again as to how you solved this problem. Any time you feed this Forum you are helping all of us members learn. Good luck. Kep well.

Apr 11, 2010
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Reset
by: Dick Rector

Hi Rita,

Follow Alfreds logical advice first.

If it doesn't solve the problem:
General for most keyboards.
1. - A mild reset can be done as follows:
Hold down the highest white key while powering up.
2. - A factory reset (as from coming out of the box):
Hold down the highest white key + the nearest 3 black keys while powering up the keyboard.
Warning!!! A factory reset, the second option, will DELETE everything you might have stored in any of the user areas!
A mild reset however doesn't. I do a mild reset every time I power up just to make sure I have a 'clean' start.
If this doesn't work either to solve the problem you need a prof to have a look at it. Possible a fuse (if there is one) inside is blown.

I hope this helps you, let us know please what the problem was so we all can learn from it.
Regards
Dick



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Thanks
by: Rita

I would like to thank everyone for the answers...and I never even thought about the fuse!
Again, Thanks everyone!

Apr 18, 2010
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answer to won't power on
by: Rita

The batteries powered it on, I did a reset...then the light would come on with AC, but not play..
we took the dgx22 back loose and resoldered the jack to the board.

The ac/dc jack was loose and we had to solder it back to the board.

It powers on both by ac and dc...it is working well.

Thank you for all your input.


Apr 19, 2010
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No power Yamaha DGX 220
by: Alfred

Dear Rita: It was gratifying to hear from you again, and more so that you have solved your problem. Here's a case where haste to help caused oversight re your phrase "plugged in properly". Anyway I'm glad you were able to resolder the Jack for the Adaptor. You might want to do the favor of posting a short description of the procedure you followed, as many members ask questions related to that Jack. Thanks again. Keep well.

Apr 19, 2010
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SOLDING THE AC/DC JACK
by: rITA

We turned the dgx22 keyboard side down on a thick blanket on the table.
We loosened all the screws and gently lifted the bottom up and over slightly.
We took the screws from the board with the jack and turned the board over and my husband soldered the loose soldered piece so that it was firmly attached again...(very carefully).

The loose jack was causing light up but no sound and when "wiggled", very low distorted sound.
After the solder job...everything is normal again.

Thank you for all your help. I hope this post helps someone.

Apr 20, 2010
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DGX 220 Jack
by: Alfred

Dear Rita: Many thanks for your contributuon.

Dec 28, 2010
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to Rita
by: bobshan

Thank you so much for posting your repair procedure! We have exactly the same problem. I am going to try your fix! This was my son's Xmas present. It worked 2 days, then died. We are overseas with the military, so sending it back, etc. is not very viable as an option. Thanks again!

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Yamaha DGX-220 Main Keyboard Speakers Have No Sound

by Bill
(Walled Lake, MI)

I get sounds when I connect an amp, but no sound from the 2 keyboard speakers. The DC in connector has broken solder at connections on its circuit board, and DC adapter doesn't work. Could that be causing my speaker volume problem?

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May 23, 2010
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Yamaha DGX 220 No Sound
by: Alfred

Dear Bill: I am not familiar with the DGX 220.
My turn to ask some questions.
1) Where is lead to Amplifier connected? You should know that if connected at Headphone Jack, the internal Speakers are normally automatically cut off.
2) Are actual ?PLAYED? Sounds,reproduced by Amplifier when keys are pressed? Begs question 'does unit have optional Battery power feature'? If so AND USED, you should know that the Battery circuit is separate from the Adaptor circuit. Is the volume normal if/when battery powered?
3) The defective DC Adaptor Input Jack (unsoldered)probably has no effect on Volume. (Get it repaired by qualified tech ASAP).
I await your info in the hope I can be of further help. Thanks for contacting us.

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B3 Sound using DGX 220

by Ed
(Alberta)

Has anyone had any luck using any combination of the presets to get a decent B3 sound? If so what is it?

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Feb 23, 2010
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hammond sounds
by: Anonymous

hi, i don't think you will get anywhere with this, we all have the same problem, if it could be done nobody would buy hammonds, i even bought a portabal B3 clone, it was'nt bad but, it still was,nt a true hammond sound [ i sold it] if you ever find an answer to this, i would love to know about it, regards johnny wilds, ireland

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Sustain setting on Yamaha DGX- 220

by Ryan Benton
(Bartlett Illinois)

I recently had a friend figure out how to turn on and off the sustain setting on my Yamaha dgx 220, but we both forgot how, and i bought it used without the manual, can someone guide me through how to turn it back on?

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Yamaha DGX 220 Sustain
by: Alfred

Dear Ryan: I?m not familiar with the DGX 220, and I submit these comments with some trepidation even though their execution will probably not harm your unit:
a) If your unit has a ?Sustain? Jack at its rear panel, and you use a Sustain Pedal, PLUG IT IN BEFORE TURNING the unit ON. This ensures correct polarity will be maintained. Do not press the pedal at any time until you do this.
b) Check if your unit has a ?Function? Control/ Button which may have to be be activated to allow you to scroll for ?Sustain?; or if your unit has an individual Control/ Button which needs to be pressed.
c) Check the Internet for free download of a corresponding Owner?s manual. Yamaha?s manuals are notoriously badly edited, but serve their purpose once you get their gist.
If my ?mano a mano? instructions work, you are indebted to the Forum, and we expect you to be AN ACTIVE MEMBER with frequent visits so we can all profit from your comments/questions. (If my instructions do not work, perhaps some other member will come to your rescue). Keep well and good luck.

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Yamaha DGX - 220 Portable Grand Keyboard

by Shari
(Iowa)

I bought this used and was wondering if there was any way I could get the instruction manual about it, and whatever else originally came with it? I was also wondering if this keyboard is one you could use in a small band or is it just a kids toy anyone can play? I was hoping to be able to use it for a christian band. Any help on these two questions would be much appreciated.

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Mar 07, 2009
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Owner's Manual
by: Anonymous

You can get the owner's manual here....

http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/ContentDetail/ModelSeriesDetail/0,,CNTID%25253D451238%252526CTID%25253D205200%252526RLTID%25253D590%252526DETYP%25253DRELATION,00.html

Have at it.


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For Shari
by: Bill

Shari, you said you bought the Yamaha Portable Grand DGX-220. Could you tell me what you paid for it? I want to sell mine and have no idea what they go for. Thanks.

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differences betwwen DGX 205 and the DGX 220

by Stefan
(Sweden)

What are the differences between DGX 220 the DGX 205

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Jun 02, 2010
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DGX 205 vs 220
by: Alfred

Dear Stefan: Please read June 1 post by our Webmaster Mantius. Unfortunately you may have to do a little research for the answer. We hope you come to a wise choice if you intend to buy either unit, and invite you to participate in this Forum with questions/comments any time. You will always be welcome. In the meantime, keep well.

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Yamaha DGX 220 Low output level!!!

by sgd
(singapore)

My DGX 220 was connected to an amplifier for a stage performance. The sound operator complained about the low level of output signal, due to which the production volume of the sound in the hall was very low even at the maximum level at the DGX-keyboard and the amplifier. At the same time few other key boards were working fine. Then this problem was solved by some kind of "uncompressing" (this is the word that was used by the sound operator) the signal in the amplifier. Is it really a problem at all or there is parameters that must be adjusted while connecting the key board to amplifier?

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Feb 12, 2010
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low level
by: Dick Rector

Hi,

Try your keyboard on a different amplifier or even on a home stereo.
If the level is ok, volumeknob let's say halfway, you have no problem and the setting on the mentioned amplifier was most likely wrong.
Compressing an incoming signal, like what was done, is normally needed when the input level is to high. If your given-out signal was normal, compressing is not necessary and gives a low level output.
However, if the test gives a bad result, there is something wrong with your keyboard and you should have it checked by an qualified person.

Dick

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Why does one of C keys (DGX220) produce Higher volume than the rests?

by Tan
(Sacramento, CA)

I just got a USED one. Tried and found sometime ONE of C keys produces HIGHER volume than the rests. NOT all the time... I tried with different position and hammer it different ways... Sometime it's OK. Sometime it's NOT.

because the way I hit it or something wrong with the key itself?

Thanks,

Tan

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Sep 14, 2010
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contact pads??
by: Dick Rector

Hi Tan,

This sounds very much like a defect in the underlaying rubber contact pad. You have to get a prof to check this out as it is not a DIY job.

Dick

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Sustain setting on Yamaha DGX- 220

by Ryan Benton
(Bartlett Illinois)

I recently had a friend figure out how to turn on and off the sustain setting on my dgx 220, but we both forgot how, and i bought it used without the manual, can someone guide me through how to turn it back on?

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Jul 19, 2010
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sustain
by: Dick Rector

Hi,

Plug it in BEFORE you turn on the keyboard and DON'T touch it before the power-up has finished.
In the FUNCTION setting you should also be able to set the POLARITY.

A manual in PDF format can be downloaded from WWW.YAMAHA.CO.JP/MANUAL/ENGLISH/INDEX.PHP

Regards
Dick

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Yamaha dgx-220 with protools

by Nicki
(Erie, PA USA)

I am trying to hook up my Yamaha dgx-220 to my computer to use as a MIDI instrument with my pro tools (I have a m-box mini), but I don't know how.

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Oct 22, 2010
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same deal here
by: Anonymous

Me too. I have it plugged it the computer with a Printer USB chord currently and it isn't working. Im gonna try plugging it into the Mbox next with a guitar chord to the Line Port. Anyone else's advice would be helpful.

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Yamaha DGX-220 and Pro Tools
by: Anonymous

In order to get your 220 to work in Pro Tools you have to let Pro Tools know. by setting up a device. in google type in Pro Tools Midi Setup Tips, there is a video.

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Yamaha DGX-220 All Bb and E keys above middle C not playing

by Robert C
(Reading, UK)

This happened to me once at a gig just before Christmas and then resolved itself but it has just started up again and seems more persistent.

As per the title, every E and Bb key above middle C will not play and the display give no indication that the key has been pressed either.

Switching off and back on makes no difference but eventually the keys seem to start to work again.

Any suggestions gratefully received

Thanks

Robert

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Sep 30, 2010
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contact pads??
by: Dick Rector

Hi Robert,

Distant guessing of course but it is most likely a defect rubber-underlay-contact-pad.
Signals from keys of the same kind will find their way to the soundprocessor using the same path so to speak.
That's why more than one is not working. It is a common defect with older or a bit rough played keyboards.
Unless you are skilled in this you will need a (Yamaha-trained) repair person to replace the pads.

Dick

Oct 01, 2010
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Simply a suggestion to Robert
by: Anonymous

Hi Robert,
Most propably your defect can be rectified
by replacing the rubber pads beneath the keys or by
wiping the Printed circuit board underneath the rubber pad by a clean soft cloth .Better to go and contact any Yamaha keyboard service personnel.If you wanna do it by yourself ,please be careful in opening the keyboard ,and fixing all the connections
and the paddings back appropriately.

But as a second thinking
the defect is there for all the Bb and E keys after
middle c ,it can be a software problem also.so get it repaired soon by a trained yamaha service person.

All the best by
Joshy.A.N

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Connecto Problem
by: Anonymous

Successfully diagnosed in other model as a connector problem. See this thread.

http://www.fixya.com/support/t7859354-yamaha_prs_293_will_not_play_any_e_keys

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Connecting Yamaha DGX 220 to MacBook Pro

by maggieo
(new jersey)

Can I connect a dgx 220 with a MacBook Pro? I have followed instructions but I get an error message that says something like "can't connect with an intel-based Mac". Is there a way to get around this or am I doing all of this wrong.

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Jan 21, 2011
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I have the same problem
by: Matt

I just tried hooking up my DGX-305 to a Mac with intel and I'm getting the same error message you are speaking about. Did you happen to find a solution to your issue? thanks for any help you can share.

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Instruction booklet - Yamaha DGX220

by Diane
(Rossville,Georgia,USA)

I have recently purchased a use DGX220 Portable Grand and I didn't get the instruction manual with it...how can I find and purchase one? Thank you for your assistance. Diane

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Dec 03, 2008
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Yamaha DGX220 Keyboard Manual
by: Mantius

Dianne,

Actually you can get one downloaded for free. Here's a page that talks about Yamaha keyboard manuals. Follow the link to download a manual for your DGX220. Yamaha Keyboard Manual.

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Yamaha DGX-220 Keys dont work

by Will
(MO)

I take care of my keyboard everytime I get it out and put it away. Lately when I turned it on all of the 'A' notes on every octave did not work. Now along with the 'A' keys, all the 'D#" keys dont work. Is there anyway to fix this without buying another keyboard?? Any help at all would be appreciated, thanks!

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Mar 29, 2010
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Same Problem
by: Vitor Brazil

Hello,
I've bought my keyboard in Best Buy NY in December 2006. I take care of it. However, last year 2009 I sent it to mainteinance because A and D# keys where not playing in any of its octaves. They told me the rubber was loose, and fixed that for me. It worked until now April 2010 when the same problem appeared. I'm thinking seriolusly about not buying Yamaha items again because in less than one year I have had the same problem twice.
Regards

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