DGX 620

by Giorgio Maggio
(UK regalame@sky.com)


Good morning
on my piano, suddenly the display is unreadable because of a strong light coming from right. Everything is bleached and can only see that light.
Is there a device to adjust the luminosity??
Tks for your help

Giorgio Maggio

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Jul 02, 2009
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contrast
by: Anonymous

behind your piano, there should be a lil black dot or knob where u can turn it clock or counter clockwise
it will help u adjust the contrast of the screen.
Hope this helps... Mines still broken lols.... All the keys plays no sound lol

Jul 08, 2010
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Don't Panic - Adjust the Knob
by: jn316

Thanks so much for your post about the knob. I was about to panic, but found your post. I guess I forgot about this feature. You saved me considerable aggravation!! I hope that you also have a good keyboard now.

Aug 13, 2014
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You saved my life-OMG I owe you huge
by: Anonymous

Found the knob...I have the DGX 640
I am a professional musician. Gig with this keyboard.Have 25 students.
Teach a Rock Camp in Summer on a 1000 acre farm and you saved my SOUL..

I can not THANK YOU ENOUGH.

Abundance always to you and your family!

PJ

Sep 03, 2014
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My display is showing half
by: De silva

The display of this Dix 620 is only showing right side half and the left half is blank like a white paper is covering the left half of this display widow. Can you give a hint to get the left half working.

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Yamaha DGX-620 plays double-note on middle C

by Peter
(Honolulu)

I have a DGX-620 and it has started to play a B+C second when I hit middle C, but only when certain other notes are being held in sustain at the same time. Sometimes only the B sounds loudly when C is hit, but again only with other note combinations in sustain. I have tried both the last-white-key and 3-blacks+last-white key resets, but there is no improvement. Anybody know what to do?

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May 04, 2010
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Yamaha DGX 620 Sound Reproduction
by: Alfred

Dear Peter: The symptoms you describe point POSSIBLY to the rubber underlay pads under the keys being dirty/defective. I do not have a lsiting for a Yamaha Repair Service in Honolulu, but you can either ask the store where you boughT the unit who they use for repairs, or contact
http://yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/Service/ServicerLocator/0,,VNM%3DLIVE,00.html.
Sorry I could not be more helpful, and thank you very much for contacting us. Please let us know what you do so other menmbers can learn from your experience.


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USB-Keyboard driver for DGX-620

by thomas
(rennes, france)

Hello,
I've long been looking for the driver to connect my DGX 620 to my laptop.
I did it 2 years ago with the installation CD, but my laptop went out of use and I lost the CD.
I just remember it was 1 or 2 small files.
Where might I get them: the files, OR a copy of this installation CD ??

Thanks for answering
Thomas, Rennes, France

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May 26, 2009
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USB-Keyboard driver DOWNLOAD
by: Anonymous

Hello,

You could download at least one from here

http://www.yamahasynth.com/downloads/drivers_software/midi_controllers/kx/driver/

I am not sure whether it is the one you are looking for...

Esa, Suomi (guess where...)

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can't download drivers for Portable Grand Yamaha DGX 620

by sue Bastian
(Rio Rancho, NM)

I moved and when i tried to hook up DGX 620, nothing happens. The computer sais I have new hardware, but I have used it before and it is not new. Then, I try and download drivers and it downloads but the screen stays white and I can't find the driver download. My computer says that I don't have a DGX attached.

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Jan 14, 2010
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DGX 620
by: Alfred

Dear Sue: 1) WITHOUT HOOKING UP THE DGX 620, if your computer works normally, it is an indication that 2) the patch cord from the DGX to the computer may be defective 3) you may not have followed the instructions in your Owner's Manual when setting up the DGX after your move. The sequence of steps as required is important and must be followed. I hope these comments are helpful. Please post a follow-up message in this Forum to let other members know haoew you have fared. Thanks and good luck.

Jan 02, 2012
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drivers keybord

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damaged keyboard arrays dgx 620

by H C
(The Netherlands EU)


We've had a litlle accident with our DGX620: our cat has peed over the keyboard. The man at our local musicstore warned us, that in time the circuitboards underneath the keyboard will get damaged by the acid of the fluid. First it functioned well, but after a week or 2 indeed hitting a key resulted in messy notes, as if all notes are messed-up and played in random highs.

So: the contactstrips/arrays underneath the keyboard need to be replaced (all 4 of them). Total costs (including worktime) about ? 400,00. We didn't think it was worth the investment and have now bought an dgx 630 (with keyboardcover :) ). However.. the soundpart of the damaged dgx 620 is still functioning well. If i connect it to my pc, all midi-files and internal songs and voices are still sounding correct. I can even trigger it by using an external keyboardcontroller via USB through Sonar on the PC.

Surfing the internet has resultet in very poor info about keyboards for the dgx 620. Our man at the musicstore told us, that FATAR produces good value for money keyboards. I have a few questions about the damaged arrays:

1. is it possible to just clean them, so the keymatrixstuff can work properly again?
If so, how do i remove the arrays? (if have already removed the whole keyboard-unit out of the dgx 620)

2. If the above is not possible, is it worth to replace the circuitboards/arrays myself? (as said, i allready disassembled the keyboard out of the casing and disconnected it from the circuitboard).

3. If #2 can be done, where on earth can i get/buy the right contactarrays for this keyboard and does anyone has any indication of the costs of those arrays?

If all gets too expensive i am planning on ripping the circuitboards of the sooundmodule out of the dgx casing and rebuild it in another casing, thus using it as an soundmodule (kinda rackversion of the dgx 620) and then trigger it with my easycontrol 49 usb midicontroller. I even have the instrument definitionset for use in sonar, so i can access also the sweet and livevoices.

Sonar is a very complex midi/audio recording programm, so i guess i will be spending a lot of time figuring how to do all the midi stuff according to the 620.

Question: is there a way (or a programm) wich helps me to get more control over the dgx620? For example if i want to start a style using syncstart, it now don't react on keyboardhits from my keycontrol. Also i want to be able to use split and dual etc. .... the functions that can be accessed on the dgx by pressing the buttons. But i want to access/controll them via midi. Can this be done?

All in all a lot of brainstorming/thinking of various possiblities. I hope u all can join my brainstorming and come-up with some usefull information. Perhaps it would be cool if i sent u from time to time some pictures of the moddingproject? Included 1 picture of what i have in mind...

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May 14, 2010
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by: Alfred

Dear Harry: Too bad about the feline accident. Unfortunately the man at your local music store was absolutely right. As you end your post with an invitation to brainstorm, here are my thoughts:
1. I’m not as technically savvy as you, but I always try to salvage any defective contraption I own and I try hard to keep my actions as simple as possible.
2. Being as mechanically and electronically inclined as you obviously are, why not do everything possible to salvage your 620? You have nothing to lose (you have the 630). Just avoid forcing anything, and make notes as you go along so you will be able to reassemble the unit when the job is done. Start by gently cleaning all accessible parts with a mild solution of detergent and water, followed by a COMPLETE DRYING of each part. This means all the Keys, Internal Circuit Boards (Traces), Sensors (be they rubber pads or other). Be aware that some of the internal Components may be static-sensitive, so take the necessary precautions to keep them safe.

Finally, by contacting

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH Branch Benelux
Clarissenhof 5b, 4133 AB Vianen, The Nederlands
Tel: (31) 347-358040 Fax: (31) 347-358060

you may be able to order parts, but only you can determine if you will be “throwing good money after bad”. You may find my suggestions to be simplistic, but as I said what have you got to lose? You can always proceed with your other plans, and there may be other members of this Forum who can add their comments. By the way, Dick Rector, a countryman of yours who now lives in Bali is a Sound Engineer and he may have some words of wisdom when he reads your post. Thank you for contacting us.

May 14, 2010
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by: Alfred

Dear Harry: I forgot o say "Use Q-tip dipped in the detergent-water solution when cleaning. DO
NOT USE TOO MUCH AT A TIME".

May 15, 2010
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by: Dick Rector

Hallo Harry,

You are more advanced in this than I am if I read your story and Alfred did give the best advice.
Ones someone dropped a glass of wine on a keyboard and we took it apart, really to pieces. We rinsed and cleaned where needed carefully with soapy water and dried it with a hairdryer straight away before the damp could soak in. It worked but wine is less aggressive than acid 'kattepis'. (Anyway wine smells better!)

Sorry I can't be more helpful.
Success, I hope you get it fixed.

Dick



May 16, 2010
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is there still hope?
by: Harry Cats

Hello Dick and Alfred,

Thanks for your reply. There glows a slight spark of hope reading them. As u problably know catpee dutch: kattenpis) is kinda acid.

I wonder, does the fluid only effect on the rubberpads (sensors?)or is there a big chance that the copperlines of the circuitboards underneath the keys are also stained out? If so, then i definately need to replace the arrays. If not, then there might be a chance of fixing/cleaning it?

I took a closer look a the total keyboard.... pffffffff lots of little screws to disassemble all the keyunits, before i can even reach the keyarrays for a cleaningscrub.

Dick, is there any chance that u can get me a technical manual in which is described how to disassemble the keyboard and its arrays? (pdf will do). I understand that Yamaha only communicates via its retailers and not directly to endusers/customers, but i was kinda hoping u could pull some strings for me at yamaha :).

Ok guys, change of plans: i think i'll give it a try in salvation of the keyboardarrays. If it doesn't work out...well, got nothing to loose and then can to swtich back to the Jigsaw modding project.

Anyone an answer to the MIDI-stuff (accessing the special functions like accompany, dual split etc trough MIDI)?

Alfred, why don't i get mail-notification when there is a new message to this subject added?

We'll keep in touch!

Kind regards Harry Cats - The Netherlands (that little country with great soccer potential)

May 16, 2010
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keyboard disassembly and details
by: Harry Cats

A quick updat: i 've had a quick look at the removed keyboard, just to check on how i can access the contactarrays underneath the keys.

Hmmmmm the keys are united in blocks of 5 black keys and 7 or 8 white ones (a block per octave).

the black ones are attached with 4 screws upon the assembly of the white block. So i have to remove the all 4 screws of the black block in order to access the attachment for the white keys. As i said before.... a lot of screws to untighten. pfffffff.

As you can see on image 4 and 4a, i then can access the circuitry underneath the keys. The grey rubber thingy are the sensors (i guess). The have 2 dots of grafite inside. The time between the two dots to make contact on the circuitboard determines the speed of which a key is pressed, and so determin the key-velocity.

And now for my big question: do i have to clean UNDERNEATH the rubbercaps as well? So do i have to remove the rubbercaps from the circuitry or will it be sufficient just to "clean elsewhere"? I would think that the contact area between the grafitedots and the circuitboard is the area that is dirty? Is it wise to remove the rubberbulbs, coz. they are pressed/snapped on the circuitry board and i dont wanna end up with a rubberstrip that is able to snap back in (i appologize for some bad English phrasing).

Eeeh Alfred, how can i update this thread and upload a new picture to it?


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by: Harry Cats

Mantius,

I assume you are the moderator of this great site.

Since i cannot find a "contact-button"to write to you i hope you intercept and read this message and thus NOT putting this one on the site.

Can you tell me how i can add an update on "my" topic and upload new pictures to it? I have put the question also to Alfred, untill i realized that it is YOUR site and not Alfreds (correct me if i 'm wrong).

With kind regards

Harry Cats
The Netherlands

May 16, 2010
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Dead keyboard or.....?
by: Dick Rector

Hallo Harry,

First:
You have to understand that we have nothing to do with Yamaha as such or any other factory. People who are answering questions on this forum are keyboard enthusiasts, with a bit (more or less) experiences, (good or bad) with in general one or two Yamaha keyboards and/or piano's.
So, to get a technical manual will not be easy as Yamaha does not trow them around. Also most people would not know what to do with it anyway.
Hopefully someone reads this who can help you.

I should not worry too much about the printed wiring on the circuit-boards as the have normally as sort of lacquer over it.
The worry is mainly damage by shortcuts between components after the cat did what it did.
Pee is acid AND salty, mmmmmmm in liquid that is a good conductor. I hope it was a very small cat!!!

The rubber underlay contact-pads are easy to remove and clean with cleaning alcohol and to replace. They sort of 'snap' in and each octave has one. If you have doubts about one, replace it or change it with for instance the highest octave as that one is normally the least used.
Have a good close look and see if there is any damage. Don't forget to clean VERY carefully the contact-circuit-boards above it, they snap in as well, as in time some carbon-dust can build up.
If you want to see a photo-session with details, go to PSRTUTORIAL.COM and look under the PSR3000. A few months ago someone made an excellent series of photos with detailed info 'How to change the rubber-pads', o.k. for a different keyboard but under the various 'Exteriors' most keyboards are constructed the same way.
Also there are a lot of GURU'S on that forum with hopefully answers to your other questions as I don't know enough about it.
As far as the further cleaning is concerned, hard for me to tell what is needed on the other side of the world, you have to look for yourself and DON'T take more apart than is needed is my advice.
Ya man, a heck of a lot of screws!
Take pictures while you dismantling or write down what is what and where it goes. Especially if you have to take cables out.

Please comeback to this forum with the results as we all can learn from it.

Veel succes met de restoratie.
Natuurlijk...'Holland wint the wereldcup' (Wordt verdomme wel eens tijd ook!)

Groeten
Dick

May 16, 2010
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by: Alfred

Dear Harry: Dick has beaten me to the punch, but as you will see from what follows, he must have been reading my mind while I was preparing to reply: "I believe my first message mentioned probable damage to the Rubberpads and Copperlines (TRACES) of the Circuit Boards, and how they might be cleaned. I also indicated how I might go about disassembling the Unit (Making notes along the way). That process as you are beginning to see, is going to be a ?work of love?. That is why Yamaha (and Dick and I) normally discourage any DIY activities. As far as the Traces of the PCBs are concerned. You can always ?bridge? any corroded ends with carefully soldered pieces of copper wire (Use low wattage iron.Never soldering gun). You are right about the Sensor points (Graphite Dots and the Key Velocity). As to updating threads, you have the option when you end your post to request alerts when other members enter their posts on the same subject. I am not a PC nerd and don?t know how to post pictures. Isn?t it done in the same way as you did in your original post?

NEITHER DICK NOR I HAVE ANY CONNECTION WITH YAMAHA. WE, LIKE YOU, ARE JUST MEMBERS of this Forum giving our best efforts to a friendly meeting place for enthusiasts. Mantius is the Webmaster and if you refer to the subtitles to the left of all posts you should find one that says ?Contact Mantius?. Dick, by coincidence, may have a Service Manual for your DGX, but I doubt it, and to purchase one you probably should get in touch with the Yamaha people at the following address: Yamaha Music Europe GmbH Branch Benelux
Clarissenhof 5b, 4133 AB Vianen, The Nederlands
Tel: (31) 347-358040 Fax: (31) 347-358060

Your intention to overhaul your unit is a big job, and when you succeed, we hope you?ll favor us with a description of your actions. Once more ?you may be able to order parts, but only you can determine if you will be ?throwing good money after bad?. Just be sure you weigh the cost of replacement parts when they are needed".


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Yamaha DGX 620 - File replay

by John Pham
(Westminster, California, United States)

Hi, I recent bought a Yamaha DGX 620 and i was wondering if there is any way to open USER SONGS on a windows computer, possibly with windows media or be able to open the file as a mp3 file or a .wav file.

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Jul 28, 2009
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by: SALVAGE1b@AOL.COM

John,This is just a theory,but you may want to download the UNIVERSAL MEDIA CODER Its free off the web and it reads and plays about any type file.Its also very good to play youtube files off of the free YOUTUBE DOWNLOADER.Hope this helps.Kevin

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How do I copy my user songs to a USB drive? Yamaha DGX-620

by Alan
(New York)

I composed, played, and recirded a couple of user songs onto my instrument, and now I want to use a USB drive/flash drive/thumb drive, etc. To transfer it to a computer, because i don't have a cable to connect directly. Is this possible? And if it is, how can I do it?
I might not be back on this site, so could you e-mail the response to my e-mail: kirbysamalikespie@gmail.com
(post the answer here too, so others can see it ^^)

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Aug 20, 2010
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Answers from Yamaha keyboard forum
by: Anonymous

Alan, how fair to get your answer from this site and never come back. smh Huh!

Aug 21, 2010
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copying songs
by: Dick Rector

Alan,

If you don't take the trouble to come back why bother to ask us to spend time to sort out your problem?

Go to the user area where your masterpieces are.
Highlight the ones you want and press copy, toggle to your USB-stick and press PASTE.
That should do it.
This answer by the way has been given MANY times on this forum and a bit of searching yourself would have given you the answer.

Farewell
Dick

Aug 21, 2010
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Copying Songs DGX 620
by: Alfred

Dear Alan: Forum members like Dick Rector, the Anonymous poster and myself really try to help this site grow. Neither Dick nor the Anonymous poster evinces any animosity towards your question. Witness Dick's explanation(even though a bit testy) and the Anonymous post which expresses some surprise. You have to admit your choice of words "I MIGHT not be back on this site," invited their comments. I sincerely hope you will come back and be a contributing member.
We all try hard to make this Forum a friendly place.

Aug 21, 2010
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by: Alan

Haha sorry for my awful choice of wprds xD I meant I MiGHT not be back-- as in i might not find my question again xP Of course I wont just leave a question and leave forever :D so it turned ou I got email notifications about the comments, so here i am :D

Aug 21, 2010
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Oops again...
by: Anonymous

Sprry~I got caught up in apologizing and forgot to reply...
I've searched the site a bit, and I have seen questions like these, but I was confused by them. It seems that all the other posters have a instrument-computer connection of some sprt, and simply can't find the files. For me, i don't have a connection like that, so I'm confused whether you are talking about a selection/paste button on the instrument, or on a computer, because I can find no way to select any files using only a usb drive and my instrument. Thank you for your answer though, Dick :)

Aug 22, 2010
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Copying User Songs DGX
by: Alfred

Dear Alan: Glad to see you're back. I don't know enough about Keyboard to Computer hook-ups to be of any help. Good luck.

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Still can't connect Yamaha dgx 620 to my mac even after reading here:(

by Deb
(Yuba City, Ca)

Hi,
I've read & read on this site about this problem, and I swear I've tried so many things to make this work, I'm truly at a loss.
I have a mac G4 running system 10.4.11 and a Yamaha dgx 620 piano.
I've recorded 4 'user songs' into the user lines in the little display.
I downloaded the appropriate driver & installed it.
I went into the utility folder & set up the midi device (which the computer found with no problem)
Now what?
How do I get the songs out of the piano?
I know it's a stupid question, but please bear with me. I'm a fairly computer literate grandma, but this piano is starting to give me the heebie-jeebies.
Also...I use Audacity to work with sound files (we have a usb turntable hooked up and record onto CD with it & it works fine)
I need some really intense step-by-step midi-for-dummies instruction.
The only thing I know about this piano, is how to play it. I don't play it badly, either. I really want to make a Christmas piano CD for my grandkids.
I have the music done in those 'user' lines. I don't know if I'm supposed to save them, and if so, how do I do that, and then what? I can't make heads or tails out of the instruction manual.
It's a miracle that I even figured out how to record on the thing and trust me, I stumbled on it by accident.
OK...you get the picture. If any of you guys & gals can help, I'd really appreciate it.
Thanks in advance,
Deb Philips

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Nov 08, 2010
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by: Dick Rector

Hi Deb,

If you are using Audacity (and LAME) already why making it so complicated?
You don't want MIDI transferred because MIDI is NOT music. You only want to make a CD from your songs? A Piece of cake!!
You need only a cheap cable called “Universal Audio Lead” One big JACKplug on one side that goes to HEADPHONE OUT on the keyboard and one small JACKplug that goes into LINE IN on your PC's soundcard.
Start recording in AUDACITY and play the songs on the keyboard. Save them as WAV or MP3.
When finished you can burn you perfect quality CD.
That's ALL there is to it.

If you want a step by step info send me your email address and I send it to you as I did to MANY people. Follow it, and you can't go wrong I promise!

dick.rector.spain@googlemail.com

The file is to large to put it on this forum.

Regards
Dick
(I am a retired Dutchman and recording-sound-engineer)

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Yamaha DGX-620 - Can you link songs together?

by Karleen
(Eastern Washington, USA)

We have the DGX-620. Is there any way to link all the songs together so you can listen to continuous music instead presing the start/stop button and selecting each song?

Thanks,
Karleen

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Jan 16, 2010
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How? I was wondering too?
by: Thom

I would also like to know as this is my only issues with the keyboard!!!

Thanks
tnoble8888@ca.rr.com

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Compare Yamaha DGX 520 and DGX 620

by Stefan
(UK)

whats the difference between a DGX 520 and a DGX 620

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Nov 05, 2009
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Yamaha DGX 520 and 620
by: Alfred

Dear Stefan: If you first google Yamaha DGX 520 and learn about that Unit, then do the same for Yamaha 620 you will be in a position to post any lingering questions in this Forum. No disrespect is meant, but you should do some "homework" before posing any questions such as yours. Most participants do not own more than one keyboard, and presuming the one they own is one of the two in question, they have no way of really responding without doing some "homework". All this said, please accept my advice in the positive spirit in which it is meant. I look forward to helping you further, so please don't be shy to post future Forum messages. Keep well

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Recording from Yamaha DGX 620 to CD

by Greg Tanner
(Denver, CO)

I have created 10 different songs on my keyboard and have saved them successfully to a flashdrive. I want to play the flashdrive through my computer and creater a cd, but when I play the songs through the computer, I don't get the great sounds that i do on the keyboard. What is the best method for recording a cd from these songs so that they sound like they do on the keyboard?

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Apr 01, 2010
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by: Dick Rector

Greg,

This is a very common question. If you send me your mailaddress I will send you a step by step instruction in a small DOC document (for dummy's). It is VERY simple to make a good sounding CD. The soundcard of your computer is simply not capable of reproducing the sound in good quality, that's why.
dick.rector.spain@googlemail.com

(although it says spain in my address, I live in Bali - Indonesia)

Regards
Dick

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Yamaha DGX620 Doesn't Power Up

by Jim P

After plugging in the power supply I push the "on" button and nothing happens. No display,zip. The power supply (Yamaha of course)works with other equipment but the Dgx620 has no response. No lights of any kind.

Hand written in the manual is a note to remove all batteries. Yet there is no reference to batteries in the index.

Is there anything I can do or is it tech/repair time?

perplexed,

Jim P.

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Aug 23, 2010
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"Dead" DGX 620
by: Alfred

Dear Jim: The Adaptor should be a PA 5 or PA 150. Is either of these being used? Get back to us with the model of the ADAPTOR being utilized.

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How to Connect Yamaha DGX-520/620 to Garageband. I HAVE THE ANSWER!!!!

by Sameer Remtulla

I know its a pain to read these forums without anyone replying so here it is! You need the usb plug obviously, i stole mine from my printer. And then you plug it in, turn the keyboard on to PC2 mode. There then you install the drivers on the following link:

http://www.global.yamaha.com/download/usb_midi/index.html

after that, turn on garage band, go to preferences and it should work!

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Jul 19, 2010
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by: Alfred

Daer Sameer: Your contribution re subject title is great! This Forum needs your continued support and we all look forward to your active participation with comments/questions. Keep well. Thanks.

Jul 19, 2010
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by: Dick Rector

Thanks Sameer,

Not answering questions is quite often because no-one knows the answer.
Your contribution is highly appreciated and I am 100% sure you have helped a lot of fellow keyboard-enthusiasts with this clever solution.

Regards
Dick

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SWEET!!
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Thank you SOOOOOOOO much!

You saved me from going insane!!

Jul 23, 2010
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Garageband Connection
by: Alfred

Dear Sameer: Your post has no doubt solved a similar problem for a member who has chosen to be anonymous. It proves Dick Rector's compliment is deserved by you. You can also probably see and understand why we gloss over "no name" posts!! If, as the respondent says "you saved (him/her) from going insane", don't you agree it's only civil to say who the heck is responding!?!?!
Anyway, keep well and thanks again for your continued support.
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Connection issues
by: Anonymous

Hey all.
I've got a Yamaha Portable Grand DGX-505, and I'm trying to connect it to my Mac laptop (running OSX 10.5.8.). I'm trying to be able to record into Logic or Garageband through MIDI. And nothing works. :( I installed the driver mentioned on this page, and it installed fine. Garageband recognizes one MIDI input (presumably my keyboard) but won't do anything about it. Any advice is welcome, I'm at my wit's end here. Thanks for your input :)

Aug 02, 2010
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Recording directly from dgx 220 to garage band
by: Anonymous

Hi all..need help. I have been able to record from dgx to GarageBand..(using the garage band sounds).HOWEVER, I have nit been able to record the full sounds and effects I want to use directly from my dgx 220 into GarageBand...why is this?

Aug 08, 2010
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Just got a mac- used to have an old Tascam 2 track
by: Caveman

THANK YOU!! I got a mac to mac tracks and could not get my keyboard working. You saved me so much time and energy with the quick fix.

One thing to note is that I did not know how to change the MC mode. I am lucky I still had the manual, but it would be good to add:

Hit function, then press and hold the round demo button on the top far left of they keyboard, then use the page buttons to select PC2

Sep 15, 2010
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Getting the YAMAHA default sounds in Garageband
by: Sameer Remtulla

Hey All, Im here to help!

As for recording your own sounds from your keyboard, you will not be able to get your keyboard sounds, only the Garageband sounds. If you want your keyboard sounds here is an option:

1) Get a 1/4inch cable, which you can connect to your yamaha in the output port on the back. Connect it to a mixer, and connect the mixer to the audio input jack on your Mac. If you have a macbook pro, the input is the headphone jack, but you need to go to system preferences, sounds, and change the port from an output to an input.

2) if you don't want to connect to a mixer, you can find an adaptor at a local radio shack/source, or music stores that you connect to the 1/4 plug. I believe the adaptor is called 1/4' to 3.5mm. You just connect it at the end of ur 1/4' plug, and it wil have a 3.5mm sticking out which you can connect to your mixer.

once you get that, you can go to your garageband, and create a new track, and select the live instrument option!

Hope it helps!!

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Connecting yamaha 640 with macbook pro
by: Anonymous

I connected yamaha dgx 640 with 1/4" cable
to macbook pro wtih 3.5 adpter attached
then changed preference for sound
In sound prefrence tab i cliked input
and then select audio line in port.

But no sound is coming from keyboard
My local is off then Pc mode is in PC2

Any guess whats wrong?

Aug 23, 2011
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excellent
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excellent work
so dam easy i was
ready to pile into my piano and record on garage band

thanks to u nerd

Nov 24, 2011
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yamaha dgx640 to macpro
by: Anonymous

Hi, I would like to get a clear answer for these 2 options

1. I would like to hook up my dgx 640 to my mac and go into garage band and be able to hear my actual piano sounds and record them in there ( How do i set that up and how do i listen to it while i play it? if i am going from a 1/4 thats connected in back of dgx640 to my macs headphone jack, that means i cant hear as the headphone jack is in use

2. I would like to do the same but this time instead of hear my pianos sounds i want to hear the sounds provided by garageband or any other program like logic, native instruments, CCC, etc...

Any help appreciated, thanks

Jan 17, 2012
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Beautiful
by: Anonymous

Thank you my friend, I'm using the Yamaha DGX-520 and it works perfectly! Just a tip for anybody confused on changing the Keyboard to PC2 mode:

Hit "Function" on the Keyboard, and then on the upper right hand side hold down "Demo". This then opens up the PC mode on the little screen on the keyboard. Now use the scrolling circle (where it a "Data Entry" arrow is pointed) and move it up a couple notches to get to PC2 mode!

Also, for Mac users, just as a side note: when you unzip the file, there will be a lot of "installation guides" to open. Just skip all those and double-click the 'Yamaha USB-MIDI Driver.mpkg' to get the real installation started.

To actually play the keyboard through Garageband, just go In the Preferences menu, click on the Audio/MIDI tab and in the scroll down menu next to where it says Audio-Input, click "Built-in Input" and it should start working. I know you're probably thinking "duh" but just in case somebody needed help! Cheers

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DGX620 - Foot Pedals

In the photos, the DGX620 does not show foot pedals.

However, the DGX630 does.

Is this correct? I cannot imagine the DGX620 not having foot pedals.

Please reply to: jerrylieb2000@yahoo.com

Thank you.

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May 13, 2010
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footpedals
by: Anonymous

You can only connect a sustain-pedal to the Yamaha DGX620 using the sustainjack on the rear.

The 630 has a special connector on the rear, where u can connect the (sold seperately) 3 pedals unit.

The 3 pedals-unit will not work on the 620 coz. the 620 has no connector for the unit.

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Replacement sheet music holder Yamaha DGX620

by Tracey
(Essex)

Does anyone know where I can get another sheet music holder for the DGX620?

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Oct 28, 2009
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by: Alfred

Dear Tracey: Google the Yamaha Parts Dept. (Essex in UK??? Then google Yamaha UK). Provide your model number, etc., and hopefully you will thread your way to the webpage. Happy hunting!

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How do i record a style in Yamaha DGX 620?

by alastair hume
(dorset england)

How do i record a style in Yamaha DGX 620?

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Yamaha DGX-620 - A_B repeat - remove count in

by David
(Buderim Australia)

I want to use the A-B repeat function on my DGX-620 a bit like a loop pedal i.e. record a phrase and have it play over and over so I can play along with it.
I'm getting a metronome count in before my recording (or any song fragment)plays.
Is there a way of stopping the count in?

Thanks
David

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Jul 24, 2009
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ME TOO!
by: Anonymous

Yes, I'm having the same problem! Please, if anyone knows anything about this, do share your wisdom.
Thanks,
Charmaine

Dec 13, 2009
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Any Answers?
by: Anonymous

This hasn't been looked at in a few months so hopefully there is an answer soon. I'm having the same problem. I've been able to mute it so that the metronome doesn't play, but now it's just a gap where the sound of the metronome would have been. I'm using a DGX-230. Here's what I'm doing. I recorded a piece onto the first slot in song memory that I want to loop. Then I press repeat A-B before i play it back so that it records from the start (as it says in the manual). I then press repeat A-B again where i want it to end. Everything works except I get a get an 8-beat gap between the looped recording. How do I get rid of this? Thanks!

Mar 25, 2011
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same
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same problem

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Problems with Yamaha DGX 620 display

by David Lumsden
(Kent , U.K)

I have a DGX 620 which is 2 1/2 years old. The display screen has faded and only shows 50% of the screen. This appears to be a common fault with various owners reporting the same or very similar problmes. I assume that as this appears to be a faulty part this should changed free of charge.

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Aug 26, 2010
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Yamaha DGX Display Problems
by: Alfred

Dear David: You could be right about free replacement. To be sure, contact..............
Puretech Solutions, UK ? (Yamaha-approved Tech. Svce. www.puretechsolutions.co.uk and enquire if so.

One other POSSIBLE failure with Displays is the degeneration of Adaptors if one is used. If utilized, have its OUTPUT Amperage checked. If below par, replace the adaptor. Hope the above helps. Good luck, thanks for visit, and come back as often as needed.

Jul 21, 2011
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similar problem dgx-640
by: Anonymous

I have a dgx-640 that is less than one year old. Similar problem, the 2/3s of the display has faded significantly.

Jul 30, 2011
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DGX 620
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This same problem. 50% of display is faded...
Any solutions?
info@granite-photo.com

Nov 18, 2011
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Yamaha DGX 640 LCD display problem
by: Anonymous

My Yamaha DGX 640 is about 1 (one) years old. Today after switch it on I got a badly surprise when only half of the display was on. The other half was fade-out. Just right in the center. I have the ORIGINAL adapter which I bought with the piano. If it is a common problem, THEY SHOULD REPLACE IT FOR FREE. No question about it.

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Problems with Screen to DGX 620 model
by: David

I never followed this through but have noted wide world that this is still a problem for DGX 620 and similar models that use the same screen. There is a solution on You Tube for replacing the screen yourself.

Has anyone else had any joy of getting this common problem replaced for free?

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Yamaha DGX 620 Keys for F# and C not working

by Phil
(Auckland)

I have a Yamaha DGX 620 Grand Piano and the F# and C keys have stopped working when I press them. Can this be easily fixed? Can someone guide me on opening up the keyboard to check for a loose connection, etc.
Thanks in advance for any help you ca give.

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Oct 04, 2009
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by: Dick Rector

Hello Phil,

First! Unless you are skilled in electronics and know what you are doing DO NOT open your piano.
You problem, if all C's and F#'s are not working it looks like a contact pad (for a better word) underneath the keys is broken. If that is the case, it can easily be replaced by a Yamaha repair person with the right tools.

Regards
Dick Rector
Bali (Indonesia)

Oct 04, 2009
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by: Alfred

Dear Phil: I just got through posting a message (see Q & A, left of this message)recommending Forum participants to refrain from DIY repairs. My thinking is that a case like yours should be fixed by a professional. It is far better to be happy with a repaired instrument than frustrated with one that you probably will fail to restore for the reasons I gave in my post. Good luck.

Jan 03, 2010
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same thing is happening to mine!
by: Anonymous

I have the same DGX 620 and the 3 lower C's and the 2 lower F and G sharps quit working.. I was playing today and the 2 lower D's all of a sudden quit midsong! FRUSTRATING. It was a "refurbished" instrument, its just barely a year old -- I hope its warrantied!

Feb 10, 2010
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You too?!
by: Matthew

I have a Yamaha DGX-620 as well, and the F# below middle C has stopped working. What a pain.

Feb 11, 2010
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keys not working
by: Dick Rector

Hi to you all,

It seems to be a common problem with the DGX 620.
I have heard from various sides that Yamaha will deal with it even when a keyboard is out of guarantee. (I suppose not when it is 10 years old!)
Advice: contact your local dealer and ask what the possibilities are.

Good luck
Dick

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RE: Yamaha DGX 620 Keys for F# and C not working
by: Kelly

Hello, I had such a problem, but I had solved it by pressing c and f# simultaneously. I hope it works for you too! Regards, Kelly

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Creating styles for the Yamaha DGX-620

by GeoffO
(Devon)

How do I create new styles for the DGX-620? The existing selection is a bit short in the Waltz department and I would like to be able to have a few more.

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Feb 16, 2010
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Style creator
by: Dick Rector

Geof,

Go to psrtutorial.com and download stylecreator by Michael Bedesem.
You have to be a good musician and a wizzkid in creating styles, or don't even bother. It is VERY difficult to make a good sounding style. It takes the profs sometimes weeks to make a gem.
From the same website you can download for free thousands of styles including many hundreds of waltzes.

Regards
Dick

Feb 17, 2010
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by: GeoffO

Thanks for your comment. Only problem is that I don't see the DGX-620 anywhere. Tons of PSRs and Tyros, but nothing for my keyboard. Is this a case of one name for the UK and different name for the same thing everywhere else (as in some Canon cameras) or am I just not looking in the right place?
I am a computer programmer, among other things, so am not daunted by complex procedures, but cannot discover - even from Yamaha support or Michael Bedesem a year or so ago - how style creation or adaptation actually works.
Is there any really basic information from first principles anywhere? A reference book possibly? Info from the people who actually designed the system of styles?
In the meantime if you could point me at styles specifically for the DGX-620 I would be most grateful.

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Yamaha DGX 620 - Recording a style to a track

by Greg
(Toronto)

How do I record a style (eg 8 beat modern) to one of the tracks on my DGX 620?

Thanks

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Dec 14, 2008
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DGX-620 Record Style
by: KT

I have just been trying to figure this out. The manual says...

"Track A will play back as the Style (auto-accompaniment) part.

Style accompaniment is automatically turned on when you select the style track [A] for recording.

To record a Melody Track and the Accompaniment Track togther press the melody track button [1}-[5] you want to record to while holding the [REC] button. Nex, press the [A] button while holding the [REC] button.

Style accompaniment cannot be turned on or off while recording is in progress."

So...It doesn't say when to pick the style that you want...just press [A]. You must have to have it already picked. Guess I'll go try it out! Good luck.

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DGX-620 Record Style
by: KT

Hey, I just tried it and it works! I picked my style first, picked my voice, pressed REC 1 and then REC A and played my song.

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Worked for me
by: Jim Hamptonj

This method worked great, would like to not have the chord thing going on, I used little high tones to stay away from the lower register to not activate the chords.
I was trying to lay a bass line over the drum beat, but always turned on the chord stuff, thanks, I'll get this going right.

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yamaha DGX 620 screen become blur

by david
(malaysia)

my yamaha DGX 620 lcd screen become blur and kinda hard to view!! got any solution for that? thx in advance

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Jul 08, 2010
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by: Alfred

ations:Dear David: If you are using an Adaptor, it may be defective. Sometimes the output degenerates. Try a new one. If the Display still is blurred, you should contact one of these two Yamaha operations:

Yamaha Music (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
No.8, JL. Perbandaran, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: (60) 3-78030900 Fax: (60) 3-78030611

Yamaha Electronics Manufacturing Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Plot 7, Kinta FTZ, JL. Kuala Kangsar, 31200 Chemor,
Perak Daruk Ridzuan, Malaysia
Tel: (60) 5-2912-111 Fax: (60) 5-2911-555

Good luck.


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ations:Dear David: If you are using an Adaptor, it may be defective. Sometimes the output degenerates. Try a new one. If the Display still is blurred, you should contact one of these two Yamaha operations:

Yamaha Music (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
No.8, JL. Perbandaran, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: (60) 3-78030900 Fax: (60) 3-78030611

Yamaha Electronics Manufacturing Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Plot 7, Kinta FTZ, JL. Kuala Kangsar, 31200 Chemor,
Perak Daruk Ridzuan, Malaysia
Tel: (60) 5-2912-111 Fax: (60) 5-2911-555

Good luck.


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Yamaha DGX620 or DGX630?

Hi there;

I'm planning to buy a digital piano for my 12 yr old daughter. Deciding between a very good condition second hand dgx620 and a brand new dgx630. We want to save some money all right because the cost difference is about $1000. But is there any major difference between the 2 models?

Thanks. Looking forward to your reply.

DowmUnder

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Aug 12, 2010
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DGX 620 vs DGX 630
by: Alfred

Dear DowmUnder: Thanks for contacting us. Google (separately) Yamaha DGX 620 and DGX 630, and you should be able to compare the specs of the two models. This Forum is not an arm of the Yamaha Corp., and other than the info to be found in the index to the left of this post, our discussions do not include unit comparisons. When you decide which unit you purchase, we welcome you to come back as a participant. Good luck.

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Yamaha DGX-620 Live! Grand Demo

by Daniel
(Romania)

How can I downloadthe midi for the Live Grand Demo from the Yamaha DGX-620? I want to be able to print the score.

Thanks,
Daniel

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Sep 15, 2011
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HELP PLEASE !!
by: Anonymous

Hey,
did you get any answer yet ? I wANT IT TOO !
Thanks.

btw i want the midi or sheet.

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Nobody answered
by: Daniel

Nobody answered. I guess one day I will just transcribe it myself. Leave me your details in case that happends.

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by: Anonymous

i want this too :(

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touch response on Yamaha DGX-620?

by Sherri
(st. Paul ,Mn USA)

I am looking at the Yamaha DGX-630 (at Costco) (I imagine it is called 630 as opposed to 620 because it is at Costco). I see it has weighted keys, but cannot find if it has touch response

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Nov 17, 2010
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compare two models
by: Dick Rector

Hi Sherri,

The 620 and 630 are close but NOT the same.
Download from:

www.yamaha.co.jp/manual/english/index.php

the manuals and you can compare the two.

Dick


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Reducing Sustain-Decay on Yamaha DGX-620 Quick Help Pls!

by Sami
(Slovenia)

Greetings!

I have YAMAHA-DGX620 and i'm playing in the band, but i'm having trouble when using Sustain pedal, because it's decay just lasts for too long. Is there any possibility of reducing it? I need quick help!

Thank you for all the answers,
Sami

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Dec 09, 2010
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Hi Sami,

I am not familiar with you keyboard but usually under function-sustain or something similar you can adjust the length.

Dick

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Yamaha DXG-620 Keys not sounding

by John Dawson
(Wellingborough, UK)

I have a DGX-620 and using the mains power adaptor. the keyboard is on but the key sounds in intermittant. The demo is working ok. The menu function key will only show one setting and cannot be adjusted.

Is there a reset button lovated anywhere on this keyboard??

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May 09, 2010
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DXG-620 Keys not sounding
by: Anonymous

Dear John: It's possible that all you need to do is Initialize (Reset) your unit to restore it to working order. Here's what to do:

1) Turn the Unit OFF, then while holding down the last White key, turn the Unit ON. This reset erases all User Settings, Registration Memory, User Songs and Style File; meaning it erases all your backed up Data.

2) If you want an out-of-the-box “Factory” Reset.turn the Unit Off, and then while holding down the last White Key plus last three Black keys turn the Unit On again; meaning everything, including MIDI info will be erased.

In the hope that either of these suggestions gets the job done, please post a follow-up Forum message so other members will learn from your experience. Thanks for contacting this Forum and good luck.

May 10, 2010
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Dear John: Sorry, forgot to identify myself in earlier message. Hope the info was of help. Keep
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Yahama DXG-620 Keys not responding
by: John Dawson

Dear Alfred,

I reset the kayboard as u suggested, but it still appears to be playing up.

Some keys will play intermittantly but not always the same keys?

Please help

May 10, 2010
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by: Alfred

Dear John: Read your latest post. Among the possible defects, the rubber underlay pads (under the keys) MAY be causing the problem. Your unit was released in 2006, (out of warranty?)and is relatively new to be giving you grief. I'm loathe to suggest any DIY action, and recommend you contact:

Puretech Solutions, UK ? (Yamaha-approved Tech. Svce. www.puretechsolutions.co.uk

Have Model and Serial number at hand, and explain your problem. Hopefully they can help. If there is any charge(s)for any repair(s), it should be well worth the investment, so that you can continue enjoying your keyboard. Good luck.

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Connecting Yamaha DGX 620 to PC

by Sundarachari
(Prague)

I have PC windows vista. I am trying to record my keyboard sound with Mixcraft 4 trial version. However, I do not hear any sound output neither through the soundcard nor from the instrument (could be it is headphones out jack). I tried to connect my DGX 620 through USB cable and also phone output to PC soundcard. My PC has recognised the USB driver. I have also upgraded the USB driver. Mixcraft also recognized the Keyboard. So what is the issue? Shall be grateful for help.

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Nov 03, 2009
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DGX 620
by: Sundarachari

At last managed to transfer the song data through USB flash drive in Midi format. However, when I played it in Mixcraft4 I found to my horror that the sounds of most of the voices were altered!! (I read about this problem in another site too). Some background style (pre-recorded) disappeared showing blank midi track lines. I later used virtual instrument voices of the software to envelope the sounds. It took some time. I am still to exploit the MIDI feature of the DGX 620 vis-a-vis computer.

Nov 05, 2009
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Dear Sundarachari: Yours is a post which shows consideration for other Forum members, as you obviously take the trouble of keeping us informed through your follow-up. Hope your problem is soon solved. Keep well.

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Yamaha DGX 620 display died

by Jan
(BC Canada)

My DGX 620 display displays only halfway (rest is blank).
Piano never has been moved or bumped.

Googled and other people are having the same problem.

How do you take the piano apart to access the display.
There are a lot of screws underneath.

Any advice wouls be great.

Thanks,

Jan.

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Jun 03, 2010
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by: Dick Rector

Hi Jan,

Sorry about your display.
Advice is: DON'T!! it isn't a DIY job unless you are skilled in this!
Go to your dealer and let them do it, they have the right tools and the knowledge and the spares or at least they can get them.
If you do something wrong you can ruin your piano forever.

Regards
Dick

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by: Alfred

Dear Jan: In addition to Dick Rector's wise caution, you may want to contact Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. at 135 Milner Ave., Scarborough, Ontario, M1S 3R1, Canada
Tel: (1) 416-298-1311 Fax: (1) 416-292-0732.
or
750 Chester Road, New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 6J1, Canada
Tel: (1) 604-520-1335 Fax: (1) 604-520-7058

Give full details (model, problem, etc.) and ask them to recommend a qualified technician close to you for further help. Thanks for contacting this Forum, and we invite you to come back any time with further questions/comments. Good luck.

Jun 07, 2010
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Yamaha DXG 620 display
by: Anonymous

Thanks for your advise. The New Westminster location is close to me.

I design electronics for a living, so i am comfortable working on stuff. It is just the number of screws on the bottom of the unit I am concerned about. So I will give them a call.

Jan.

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$400 for the part
by: Anonymous

i was quoted $400 for the display on my ypg-625, labor not included. I'm speechless.

Jul 31, 2011
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re: $400 for parts
by: ervin

Unbelievable. If that is what Yamaha is charging for what seems an overly common defect with their units then that is seriously the last time i am buying a Yamaha product. Why don't they just issue a recall or something of that nature?

My DGX-620 is having display failure as well not even a year after purchase. (Montreal, Quebec)
--SHAME ON YAMAHA--

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Yamaha DGX 620 reliability problems
by: Jan


The display come and goes, it appears to be a loose connection or faulty solder joint. If I tap the unit it appears to come and go.

I have not looked at it yet. Once again if somebody can give me insight as the best way of opening up the unit I will post a how to on how to repair it.

I have read of several people having this problem.


Aug 01, 2011
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Yamaha DGX 620 display died
by: Anonymous

I downloaded the service manual here:

http://elektrotanya.com/yamaha_dgx-620_ypg-625.pdf/download.html


Aug 03, 2011
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DGX 620 display failure
by: JP Lefebvre

Mine too have the white and blue display failure and i am trying to reach Yamaha for a repair.
I read on am another blog that a UK owner have his DGX 620 repaired at no cost even after the warranty time was up...
So i hope that i can do the same since it's clear thats a manufacturing defect.
I had no problem before and my DGX-620 has not moved since i have it.

If someone has more information about it please post your comments..

Aug 03, 2011
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Yamaha DGX 620 reliability problems
by: Jan

Let me know what are quoted for the display and the work.

The service manual quotes it as a quick repair.

You just change out the display module.

All of the Yamaha keyboards that use the same display seems to be suffering.


Aug 09, 2011
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Yamaha DGX 620 display resurrection!
by: JP Lefebvre

I have bad AND good news...
Bad News:
Neither Canadian and USA Yamaha representative accepted to help me in any ways. So finally i must agree that it's the last time i buy Yamaha's products. It's a shame that they dont support their products more than that. Too bad my next synth will be Roland, Moog, Casio etc. If i want to repair i'll have to pay more than $200 plus custom fee $100 plus shipping and taxes $100...Forget it!!!
Good News:
Since i have nothing to loose, i took my soldering iron. I reheat all surface mount solders and with the soft and clean flat side of my soldering tip, i lick each glued flat ribbon. If your not in electronic business ask someone with very good skills with SMT soldering. I replug the display and voila it WORKS FINE!!!
If you want more info email me at
lefebvrejp@yahoo.ca

Aug 09, 2011
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Yamaha DGX 620 display died
by: Jan


The problem has something to with the flat cable on the board. If I tap the unit I sometimes get the display back. There is a utube video showing this on a different yamaha keyboard.

The problem is related to the yamaha display which is used in several different types of yamaha keybaords. So those models have problems as well.

I will open mine up and report on this soon.

There is a guy on ebay that is selling displays for about $100, but you need electronic knowledge to work with it.

Sep 05, 2011
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DGX620 display repair
by: Rolf

hallo,all you DGX 620 fans
my dgx did have the same error. the dealer believed the display is bad. he sayed i must bay a new display. you open the keyboard. you must lay it at the top and open all the screw.inseits you see conducter plates. you take off all the cable bands which go to the display. now you do contactoil on a soft paper and put it on the contact. now the dispay goes ok.

Sep 05, 2011
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DGX620 display repair
by: Rolf

hallo,all you DGX 620 fans
my dgx did have the same error. the dealer believed the display is bad. he sayed i must bay a new display. you open the keyboard. you must lay it at the top and open all the screw.inseits you see conducter plates. you take off all the cable bands which go to the display. now you do contactoil on a soft paper and put it on the contact. now the dispay goes ok.

Sep 05, 2011
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Yamaha keyboard Display problem
by: Anonymous

Thanks you.

I noticed on utube a guy just touching one of the cables to the display and you could see the display change. This was not a DGX620 but a different Yamaha keyboard that uses the same display.

In reading around the forums it appears that Yamaha has a particular problem with the keyboards using that display module.

I think what is bothering people is the way Yamaha is hosing people for parts and labour.


Oct 08, 2011
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display problem
by: Anonymous

i just discovered that my display died,my model is dgx520
it sucks!!!!
i never dropped it or did anything similar to my keyboard so the problem is in the way they made it!

Oct 09, 2011
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520 display problem
by: Anonymous

Yes that display is used across several keyboard models, all of them exhibit the same problem.




Nov 28, 2011
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Same here!!
by: Anonymous

Same thing here. I own two of these keyboards (DGX 620) and both do the same thing. LCD screen fail!! I wish Yamaha would recall these screens or send replacement screens free of charge. I'm willing to go at the screws for 2 hours and do the repair myself. Let's all say Class action........

Dec 01, 2011
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Yamaha customer service is an absolute scream
by: Anonymous

I have the same problem with the display on my DGX 620 and Yamaha responded to my mail:
"...this is no instrument which has multiple issues with the display..."

I recommende them to use an internet search engine...


Stephan

Dec 01, 2011
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Yamaha has problems with displays!
by: Anonymous

All keyboards from Yamaha that use this display have problems. I have not analyzed my unit but from the reports and comments from people throughout the web it appears there is a loose solder joint problem on the display itself, as when you tap the back of tail of the display the display comes back to life.

It is cheaper to buy a used keyboard then pay yamaha what they want for a new display module.

The service manual can be hound on line using google.


Feb 19, 2012
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Comments on my case
by: ptplopes@hotmail.com

Hi all

My name is Paulo de Tarso and I’m from Brazil. I also have a DGX620 with problems on the LCD display. Sometimes it works fine, sometimes completely blue !

I had already sent it to Yamaha assistant but during a month it stayed there they did not find anything wrong with the keyboard !

Yesterday I decided to open the case (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZBqezQAp2M&feature=related) and made a research by myself.
For my surprise, I made a small pressure over the LCD flat connector at the CPU circuit board, that is mounted above the LCD, and it became alive !
My conclusions: The LCD display has no problem!
Possible causes: 1 - bad contact in the flat cable connector at the CPU circuit board.
2 - a cold solder at the CPU circuit board.

I hope this will help.


Regards,
Paulo de Tarso

Nov 13, 2012
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DGX-620 Display issues
by: Elliotteast

My DGX-620 is also crapping out on me. Somtimes it works...sometimes the screen looks as though its moving but it's really hard to read and other times I have only a couple of vertical lines with a lit up but blank screen. Pisses me off!!.. I paid good money for this and by the looks of it, this is a common issue that should be repaired free of charge.Bastards at Yamaha!!

Nov 13, 2012
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Yamaha DGX 620 display problem
by: jborge


I think there is a soldering problem, or a connection problem. I will have to take apart over the holidays and investigate.

This problem I have seen in other Yamaha keyboards using the same display.

I am speculating that the problems is from the speaker vibration and loose solder joints.


Nov 13, 2012
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Display problem
by: ptplopes@hotmail.com

Hi Elliotteast and jborge,

A month after I posted the above message the display died again. I opened the DGX620 and the problem was, again, a bad contact on the display flat cable connection.
I cut a small piece of plastic film (35mm negative) with exactly the same width of the flat, disconnect the flat cable and then reconnected it using the film on the other side (non contact side) to increase the pressure and guarantee a good contact.

The problem was solved.

Regards,
Paulo de Tarso



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plastic cover for LCD display?
by: Lisa

Does anyone know where I can locate the plastic cover for the LCD display? The glue came undone and I have lost it. Keyboard is fine, but need to know what I'm playing. Thanks.

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Can I write / record .sty (style file) in Yamaha DGX 620

by Sanjeev
(Pune, India)

Can I write / record .sty (style file) in DGX 620.
If not what is the way around?
Can I write a very different rhythm pattern (e.g. 7/7 6/8) which is not there in the preset styles?
I learned that there has to be a CASM data at the end of a style file - how to do it on a PC?
Pl. reply.
Thanks in advance for your precious time.

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Sep 01, 2010
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making styles
by: Dick Rector

Hi Sanjeev,

Making good styles is a very difficult task.
You have to be an excellent musician/composer and a technician with the know how of making styles.
A team of profs need sometimes weeks to produce a style that sounds good over the whole range while they have a studio with the best equipment.
If you want to try it, you can download for free 'stylemaker' by Michael Bedesem from PSRTUTORIAL.COM
Also have a look on JOSOSOFT.DK
There are many programs to find.

Dick

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What Cable do I use for Yamaha DGX620?

by Jenna
(Australia)

If I was to connect my Yamaha DGX620 to a computer, what cable would I use? Did the piano come with one? (I don't know if I got one, and my piano was used when I brought it) Or do you need to buy it? If so, where from?

Thanks in advance.

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Mar 30, 2009
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Cable for DGX620
by: Anonymous

I don't know how old your post was and you may have sorted it out. I have a dgx500 and Have just ordered a Roland midi/usb interface from Ellaways Music at Kedron in Brisbane. Amanda there was very helpful and convinced me that I didn't need the much more expensive Yamaha UX16

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difference between dgx 505 & dgx 620?

by anna
(cape town, south africa)

what is the difference between dgx 505& dgx 620?

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Aug 08, 2010
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compare two models
by: Dick Rector

Hi Anna,

If you go to:
www.yamaha.co.jp/manual/english/index.php
You can download both manuals and compare the two.

Dick


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Yamaha dgx620 repair

by Scott
(Rockford, IL)

I have a DGX-620 that has a broken sustain pedal jack. Is this easy to repair

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Sep 11, 2009
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Broken jackplug
by: Dick Rector

Hi,

Very easy to replace by someone with a small soldering-iron. It is a normal MONO jackplug like you will find on older type of headsets (these are stereo however!)
If you can only find a stereo-jack these days use the top of the plug (where it is rounded of) as the + and the - on the normal connection (the housing). Ignore the other connection.
Good luck

Dick Rector
Bali (indonesia)


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Jack in PSR 620
by: Alfred

Dear Scott: Dick Rector's instructions are 100% on target. If however your question relates to the JACK, which is the part wherein the PLUG is inserted, the prongs of that part may be dirty and you may have to squirt in a very litle Electronic Contact Cleaner followed by a gentle cleaning with a Q tip. If the prongs are twisted you will have to use a flashlight to check them, and then use a fine needle nose plier to bend them back into shape. Either way you have the best of two worlds to solve your problem. Have fun!

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keyboard differences - yamaha DGX 620 and DGX 630

by Lori
(Sevierville, TN USA)

What is the difference between a yamaha DGX 620 and a DGX 630?

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Minor differences
by: Anonymous

620 has 32 poly where 630 has 64 poly.
630 has a bit more memory for recording.
Maybe some other minor differences - look at Yamaha website for them.

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