No damping of G5 trough C7 Keys on Yamaha p85 digital piano

by Rodrigo A Panepucci
(Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brasil)

I just bought a Yamaha p85 digital piano. I noticed that there is no damping effect in any of the keys from G5 trough C7. All other keys (from A1 trough F#5) are working well (sound is damped when key is released). I dont know if these keys shoudn´t have this dampening effect or if this is a deffect in my piano. Please help me !

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Jun 21, 2010
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Yamaha P 85 Damping
by: Anonymous

Prezado Rodrigo: A melhor acao e entrar em contato com um dos enderecos citados...........


Yamaha Musical do Brasil Ltda.
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São Paulo, SP. BRAZIL
Tel: (55) 11-3704-1377 Fax: (55) 11-3704-1370

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Tel:011-3085-1377

Dou dois enderecos vista duvidas. Boa sorte, e volte a comunicar com este Forum com comentarios/questoes. Sera sempre bemvindo.

Jun 21, 2010
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Damping P 85
by: Alfred

Prezado Rodrigo: Si seu Piano ainda goza a garantia normal (um ano) considera devolucao/troca a loja. Recomendacoes.

Jun 29, 2010
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Question Solved
by: Rodrigo

I talked to an Yamaha technician and to another technician specialized in acoustic pianos. It turns out that in acoustic pianos, these last keys don´t have dampers, and the digital piano is only mimicking this.
Thank you all, anyway !

Jun 29, 2010
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Damping Yamaha P 85
by: Alfred

Dear Rodrigo: Your info is most interesting and will be disseminated to other members of the Forum who own p 85's. If you have any other comments/questions as you become familiar with your new unit, do not hesitate to come back. You will always be welcome here. We hope you enjoy the unit ffor many years. Thank you for contacting us.

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What are the demo songs called? Yamaha P-85

by Andrew
(Montreal)

Hi, I have a Yamaha P-85 keyboard. I'm looking for the name of the demo songs on the keyboard, specifically the Grand Piano 1 demo song.

Any help is appreciated!
Thanks

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P85 - Demo songs title
by: CarlosCC

Here they are:
No. Title Composer
1 Invention No. 1 J.S.Bach
2 Invention No. 8 J.S.Bach
3 Gavotte J.S.Bach
4 Prelude (Wohltemperierte Klavier I No.1) J.S.Bach
5 Menuett G dur BWV.Anh.114 J.S.Bach
6 Le Coucou L-C.Daquin
7 Piano Sonate No.15 K.545 1st mov. W.A.Mozart
8 Turkish March W.A.Mozart
9 Menuett G dur W.A.Mozart
10 Little Serenade J.Haydn
11 Perpetuum mobile C.M.v.Weber
12 Ecossaise L.v.Beethoven
13 Für Elise L.v.Beethoven
14 Marcia alla Turca L.v.Beethoven
15 Piano Sonate op.13 “Pathétique” 2nd mov. L.v.Beethoven
16 Piano Sonate op.27-2 “Mondschein” 1st mov. L.v.Beethoven
17 Piano Sonate op.49-2 1st mov. L.v.Beethoven
18 Impromptu op.90-2 F.P.Schubert
19 Moments Musicaux op.94-3 F.P.Schubert
20 Frühlingslied op.62-2 J.L.F.Mendelssohn
21 Jägerlied op.19b-3 J.L.F.Mendelssohn
22 Fantaisie-Impromptu F.F.Chopin
23 Prelude op.28-15 “Raindrop” F.F.Chopin
24 Etude op.10-5 “Black keys” F.F.Chopin
25 Etude op.10-3 “Chanson de l’adieu” F.F.Chopin
26 Etude op.10-12 “Revolutionary” F.F.Chopin
27 Valse op.64-1 “Petit chien” F.F.Chopin
28 Valse op.64-2 F.F.Chopin
29 Valse op.69-1 “L’adieu” F.F.Chopin
30 Nocturne op.9-2 F.F.Chopin
31 Träumerei R.Schumann
32 Fröhlicher Landmann R.Schumann
33 La prière d’une Vierge T.Badarzewska
34 Dolly’s Dreaming and Awakening T.Oesten
35 Arabesque J.F.Burgmüller
36 Pastorale J.F.Burgmüller
37 La chevaleresque J.F.Burgmüller
38 Liebesträume Nr.3 F.Liszt
39 Blumenlied G.Lange
40 Barcarolle P.I.Tchaikovsky
41 Melody in F A.Rubinstein
42 Humoresque A.Dvorák
43 Tango (España) I.Albéniz
44 The Entertainer S.Joplin
45 Maple Leaf Rag S.Joplin
46 La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin C.A.Debussy
47 Arabesque 1 C.A.Debussy
48 Clair de lune C.A.Debussy
49 Rêverie C.A.Debussy
50 Golliwog’s Cakewalk C.A.Debussy

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Yamaha P-85 "on" button is suddenly not working

by Liz
(Florida)

After a few months of light use, our Yamaha P-85 "on" button has stopped working. The light blinks and fades away within a second or two when you touch the button. So, we can't use it all. Has this happened to anyone else?

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Apr 24, 2009
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P-85 no longer powers on
by: Anonymous

Yes.... mine quit working and now the light doesnt come on at all.... after owning 6 months.
I called the where I bought it and I have the warranty...they told me to google Yamaha for an RA#.... wow, tried that to no avail. I may be up the creek without a paddle.

Jul 05, 2009
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On/off always on
by: Jonathan

The on/off button on my P85 has just failed after about 2 wks, but in my case it is always ON and cannot be turned off. This is annoying rather than a major problem since I can turn it off by unplugging, but it doesn't inspire much confidence in the durability of the rest of the system. I may decide to send it back to the supplier for replacement, but it's a lot of hassle to arrange a courier, etc.

Jul 05, 2009
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on/off button problem resolved
by: Liz

The problem for us ended up being the power cord which was replaced by Yamaha as we were still under warranty. The on/off button was fine. We felt pretty silly.

Jul 07, 2009
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on/off died
by: Anonymous

like everybody else my power swith and piano failed to turn on
after 2 hrs rehearsal-took it to gig and power would work.
some one with a volt meter said the chord was fine
but after reading reviews here don't trust him.....
dealer won't help
commander cody
nice piano tho
will any 9v work????

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Yamaha P-85 Demo Songs

What are the names of the demo songs on a yamaha P-85?

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Jun 15, 2009
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Yamaha P-85 Demo Songs
by: Anonymous

Check your User's Manual at page 34 - that's the page before the last one in the book.

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what about demo songs ?
by: Anonymous

at page 34, there are only the PRESET SONG titles ; not the DEMO SONG titles
(there are 50 preset songs and 10 demo songs ; nothting in the m songs manual about the demo songs ...)

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Demo Titles
by: Anonymous

Has anyone discovered what the titles of the Demo songs are on the P series (P-85 specifically)? Please note not the Preset Titles which are in the manual on p.34 but the Demo songs?

Oct 02, 2009
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No titles !!
by: Anonymous

Still waiting for those titles ... Can't find them ! I even asked to an iPhone (shazam !!) to search, in vain ...

Oct 03, 2009
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please anyone?
by: Tats

This is what I desperately need too. Please?

Dec 06, 2009
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it's yamaha's original songs..
by: Anonymous

i was also the one who wanted to find out what the titles of p85's voice demo songs.
and i found that they are yamaha's original songs..(except 2 songs that mentioned in manual)
they made it because they wanted to describe more efficiently about their products.
so there isn't any title or notes.

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voice demo songs are...
by: Anonymous

p85's voice demo songs are original songs of yamaha.
They made them just because they wanted to describe their products more efficiently.
So there isn't any title or notes of demo songs
(except 2 songs that are mentioned in user's manual)

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Demo song titles/composers not listed
by: Anonymous

They are not all Yamaha's own songs ... many of them are famous classical tunes that i recognise, but don't know the names of. My User manual says they are listed on page 34 but they are not!! I want to know what they are so I can buy the music and learn to play them.

Mar 11, 2010
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song 49
by: Anonymous

the song 49 is "moonlight" Debussy

Jun 07, 2010
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demo song list
by: Anonymous

No. Title Composer
1 Invention No. 1 J.S.Bach
2 Invention No. 8 J.S.Bach
3 Gavotte J.S.Bach
4 Prelude (Wohltemperierte Klavier I No.1) J.S.Bach
5 Menuett G dur BWV.Anh.114 J.S.Bach
6 Le Coucou L-C.Daquin
7 Piano Sonate No.15 K.545 1st mov. W.A.Mozart
8 Turkish March W.A.Mozart
9 Menuett G dur W.A.Mozart
10 Little Serenade J.Haydn
11 Perpetuum mobile C.M.v.Weber
12 Ecossaise L.v.Beethoven
13 Für Elise L.v.Beethoven
14 Marcia alla Turca L.v.Beethoven
15 Piano Sonate op.13 “Pathétique” 2nd mov. L.v.Beethoven
16 Piano Sonate op.27-2 “Mondschein” 1st mov. L.v.Beethoven
17 Piano Sonate op.49-2 1st mov. L.v.Beethoven
18 Impromptu op.90-2 F.P.Schubert
19 Moments Musicaux op.94-3 F.P.Schubert
20 Frühlingslied op.62-2 J.L.F.Mendelssohn
21 Jägerlied op.19b-3 J.L.F.Mendelssohn
22 Fantaisie-Impromptu F.F.Chopin
23 Prelude op.28-15 “Raindrop” F.F.Chopin
24 Etude op.10-5 “Black keys” F.F.Chopin
25 Etude op.10-3 “Chanson de l’adieu” F.F.Chopin
26 Etude op.10-12 “Revolutionary” F.F.Chopin
27 Valse op.64-1 “Petit chien” F.F.Chopin
28 Valse op.64-2 F.F.Chopin
29 Valse op.69-1 “L’adieu” F.F.Chopin
30 Nocturne op.9-2 F.F.Chopin
31 Träumerei R.Schumann
32 Fröhlicher Landmann R.Schumann
33 La prière d’une Vierge T.Badarzewska
34 Dolly’s Dreaming and Awakening T.Oesten
35 Arabesque J.F.Burgmüller
36 Pastorale J.F.Burgmüller
37 La chevaleresque J.F.Burgmüller
38 Liebesträume Nr.3 F.Liszt
39 Blumenlied G.Lange
40 Barcarolle P.I.Tchaikovsky
41 Melody in F A.Rubinstein
42 Humoresque A.Dvorák
43 Tango (España) I.Albéniz
44 The Entertainer S.Joplin
45 Maple Leaf Rag S.Joplin
46 La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin C.A.Debussy
47 Arabesque 1 C.A.Debussy
48 Clair de lune C.A.Debussy
49 Rêverie C.A.Debussy
50 Golliwog’s Cakewalk C.A.Debussy
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THANK YOU!
by: nkk1987

Thank you so much man! You're the best!

Jun 23, 2010
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Those are NOT demo songs...
by: Mike

That list is a cool one to have but it is a list of Yamaha's PRESET (50) songs, not the dozen or so DEMO songs in the P85, the P140, and so on. The DEMO songs are different.

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Those are NOT demo songs...
by: Mike

That list is cool to have but it is a list of Yamaha's 50 PRESET songs, not the dozen or so DEMO songs also found on the P85, the P140 and others. Big difference.

May 28, 2011
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I need the list of the Demo not presets for the clp330
by: David J

any ide what the first demo piece on the clp 330 is ?
I have a list of the presets
Thanks

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please?
by: Anonymous

does anyone know what the e.piano 1 song is?

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Yamaha - Please Read ! - p85 Church Organ Demo
by: Tony

About a million people want to know the title and/or get the music for the gorgeous Organ Church Demo song in the P85 (and no, not one of the 50 preset songs). Lots of people asking, no one answering... except to say that Yamaha composed the piece. If so, has anyone deciphered this wonderful bit of music? Or perhaps Yamaha would like to just make the music available. Hey Yamaha, are you listening? Please?

If I ever find the piece I'll see if I can post it here...

-tony
anthony1328@comcast.net

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Brand new Digital Piano Yamaha P-85 doesn't turn on...

by Lhizzie
(Manila, Ph.)

When my new P-85 Yamaha was brought home, I plugged it in and was able to play for a few minutes. But then while playing it suddenly just turned off by itself and won't turn back on again. I then started to worry and try to find a way for troubleshooting from the manual and checked the AC adaptor as well. At the AC power adaptor, it says that the input should be 120v - 1.5A. The standard outlets in my apartment are 220v. I don't seem to get it to work. I then plugged it in again on a voltage surge protector and it still doesn't turn on. Please help me find a solution to this. It's a special gift that was given to me for Christmas.. I hope I didn't do any damage to it.

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Dec 30, 2009
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Yamaha P 85
by: Alfred

Dear Lhizzie: The least serious problem is likely to be the AC Power Adaptor. You state that it is rated for 120 Vac, and that your apartment outlets are for 220 Vac. Right there you have an immediate mismatch. The Adaptor may have been one with an adjustor for use either with 220 Vac or 120 Vac and you may have overlooked setting it for 220 Vac As a result you probably have burned out the Adaptor. If my presumption is correct, and if you are lucky, that will be the only problem, and all you will have to do is BUY A NEW IDENTICAL ADAPTOR AND MAKE SURE YOU SET IT FOR 220 VAC. It is possible, but unlikely any harm has been done to the keyboard itself, as the mismatched voltages probably just burned out the Adaptor. Let's hope so. Keep us members of this Forum informed as to how you fare. Thanks and good luck!



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220v?
by: Shasta

I have been trying to get info about how to convert the yamaha p-85 to 220v to bring to south america...i don't want to use a converter on top of the converter that comes with the cord...what happened with yours? Would you let me know what you have found out? thanks, shasta

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yamaha psr-85 volume pedal

by marvin flores
(lemoore ca, USA)

hello there, i just bought the yamaha fc7 volume pedal and it did not work, is there a specific volume pedal for this keyboard? or what should i do to have this pedal work on my keyboard

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Mar 12, 2010
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Yamaha PSR 85 Volume Pedal
by: Alfred

Dear Marvin: It's always advisable to plug in any foot pedal BEFORE TURNING ON POWER FOR THE KEYBOARD. Try this advice and let us know what happens before you are sure the pedal is defective or is the wrong one. Good luck.

Mar 13, 2010
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Volume-pedal
by: Dick Rector

Hi Marvin,

Did you 'assign' the pedal to be used as a volume-pedal? If not, the keyboard might see it as a sustain-peal. (that is a default setting)
Your manual will tell you how to do it.

Dick

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E and Bb not working on my Yamaha p-85, can it reset

by Rhuden
(Florida)

A month after I got the keyboard all the E's and Bb's stopped woking and dosen't make a sound.Two weeks later somehow it fixed its self.now, maybe about a year later, the same thing happened but it hasent fixed its self. is there a way to reset it?

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Jun 27, 2010
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Yamaha P 85 Problems
by: Alfred

Dear Rhuden: First off, if your Unit is still(??) under warranty(one year), exchange it for a new one from the dealer.
If out-of-warranty, try the following:
a) Store (flash stick) whatever recorded music you have, then press the last white key to the right of the keyboard WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY turning the power ON. This is a partial reset and may get rid of your problem. b) If not, try a "factory" reset by prewssing the last white key AND the last three keys WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY turning the power ON.
Hope this info helps. Good luck and thanks for visiting this Forum.

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Does the P-85 Yamaha keyboard have a fuse or circuit breaker?

We purchased this keyboard in the USA and then moved back to the UK. My Mom decided to plug the keyboard straight into the UK mains electricity using only an adaptor, no transformer. Obviously UK mains are 250 volts, and USA is 110. We wondered if the keyboard had a fuse, so we can replace it as it will have blown up, or if not, the keyboard is destroyed.
So does the Yamaha P-85 have a fuse??

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Sep 26, 2009
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Fuse
by: Dick Rector

Hi,

Not familiar with your keyboard so I don't know about a fuse. What you can check is the power-adapter itself. If you take it to a TV-radio- repair-shop or person he can tell you if that thing is burnt out by putting a voltmeter on it. But first have a good look at it. Most keyboards have a power-adapter in a range from 110 - 240 volts (like most computers have)and it should in that case not be a problem to plug it in a wall outlet in the US or the UK.
I hope this helps you a bit.
Let us know please.

Regards
Dick Rector
Bali

Oct 03, 2009
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P - 85 Fuse/Circuit Breaker
by: Alfred

Sir:
Many participants forget to identify themselves when posting on this Forum, please remember to say who you are (first name will do) when commenting on the following:
a) It is possible that your unit has a built-in fuse, but since you would have to open it for access, forget about doing it yourself. Dismantling a keyboard is inviting DISASTER.
b) Based on the above assumption, you may be lucky, in that the main part of the circuitry remains intact. c) Dick Rector’s advice applies, and the Adaptor will probably be shot with the 220 volts it received. e) To confirm our comments, contact YAMAHA UK, and while you are about it, ask for a quote on repairs. Hope Dick and I are right in our comments. Good luck and thanks.

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Yamaha PF 85 stopped working...repair possible?

by Tamara
(VA)

I have had this piano- Yamaha PF 85- for like 10 years. It has been sitting at my parents house for like 3 years...I finally went and picked it up. It worked for like a week, but it obviously developed some issues, as 4 of the keys on the far left had stopped working. Also, when I would adjust the volume, the speakers would make a scratchy noise. Anyways i think it got left 'on' for a couple of days, but i don't think that would hurt it. Okay, so yesterday I turned it on and the light comes on, but NO sound comes out of it when I play! It basically just happened overnight! CAN THIS BE FIXED? ( I had it fixed once when i first bought it b/c the keys were putting out different volumes...and it cost me about $100 bucks...so i am hoping i can just get it fixed again!)

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Nov 20, 2011
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Volume repair
by: Alun

The symptoms you have described with your keyboard lead me to a problem with the volume potentiometer. There are three reasons for this.

1. The keyboard is quite elderly.
2. It has not had constant use.
3. The volume control sunds scratchy which is the leading indicator.

There are two ways to rescue your elderly keyboard.
1. The first and cheapest way is to relubricate the volume pot wipers. There is usually an opening where the lugs come out and there may be two pots ganged if it is a stereo configuration. With the power off, spray a little electrical contact cleaner or WD40 / CRC Dewatering fluid inside and work the volume a few times. This will lubricate the carbon track and reactivate it for the next 10 years hopefully.

2.The last resort is to replace the volume potentiometer with one of exactly the same values.

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Is there a technical manual available for the Yamaha pf 85?

by Jon
(Atlanta)

Some keys are sticking or rubbing on my Yamaha pf 85, and I would like to go into the keyboard to try and address the key issues. It would be great to have a technical manual. Thank you. - Jon

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Feb 15, 2010
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Yamaha PF 85
by: Alfred

Dear Jon: I always recommend having a qualified technician (preferably a Yamaha-authorized one) do what you are ccntemplating. It's your unit and your decision. I hope you are aware of the invitation to unexpected disaster you face.
As to the "technical manual", THIS FORUM IS NOT AN ARM OF THE YAMAHA CORP. IT IS A MEETING PLACE FOR ENTHUSIASTS TO EXCHANGE QUESTIONS & COMMENTS. Supplying Service Manuals is not part of our activities, I suggest you do some searching on the Internet for that item. Good luck.

Jan 02, 2011
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No, No, Yamaha
by: W Matheson

You assume that there is some magic in the hands of a Yamaha technician. Many people, I among them, have a technical background far exceeding that needed to address a device of this complexity. I will avoid this brand just because of this comppany attitude intended to boost repair revenue. Yamaha and you just lost a fan.

Jan 02, 2011
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WTF?
by: Jon

You obviously have some sort of beef with Yamaha. I don't care about your beef. I was attempting to locate a manual to assist in the repair of a customer's keyboard. I manage a pro audio rental and repair company and was being a thorough manager in helping one of our technicians. I like manuals and so do our technicians, when we can get them. I have been in the music business for almost forty years. However, thank you for your almost insight. I wish there was a rating system for your comment. Oh wait, there is: 0 You have once again confirmed that forums, in general, are mostly for pontificating fools, with some useful information scattered in occasionally. Oh yeah, in my forty years in the business, Yamaha has always proven to be a kick ass company.

Jan 02, 2011
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Duh?
by: Anonymous

That's what I was doing when I submitted my question on this useless forum on which I will never post another question.


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Yamaha P85 warble

by rickb
(Saint George, UT, USA)

In Grand Piano I setting, sometimes it sounds like a real piano, sometimes it has a tinny 'warble' sound (best I can describe it.) There doesn't seem to be any consistent way to determine when it will do it. I've tried changing the voice to something else and back, unplugging the piano completely and plugging it back in, shutting it down, leaving it on - it seems to happen intermittently.

It doesn't sound good, when I'm trying to play something nice, that's for sure - and it's very distracting.

I don't know - this is a refurb unit, which normally would be a better do because it's had human hands on it. I probably will have to send it back to get it fixed, but I'd like to make sure the issue is reproducible, some way, first.

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Jun 03, 2010
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Yamaha P 85 "Warble"
by: Alfred

Dear Rickb: 1) Try a partial reset by holding down the last white key while turning the unit ON.
2) If you haven't recorded any performance(s), for a full reset, hold down on the last white key AND THE lst three black keys while turning the unit ON. The unit should have a fresh start and the GP should work. If not, and you have some kind of redress, send the unit back. Good luck, and come back with any questions/comments whenever
you feel we can help.

Jun 16, 2010
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Found it!!
by: rickb

Ho!

I discovered where the warble was coming from...

This is in a room with a low ceiling, and a ceiling fan directly above it. I was realizing that when I turned the fan off, it didn't warble, anymore.

Voila! The fan was beating down on the speakers, I think, and that caused the warble.

Much relief.

Thanks for the reset info, though - that can come in useful.

Jun 29, 2010
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Yamaha P 85 Warble
by: Alfred

Dear Rickb: Thank you for feedback. In the many, many years of "fiddling" with audio sound, I've never heard of a ceiling fan affecting the speakers. Howevever, if we think of it, it is possible that the fan was producing an extraneous frequency/sound to your sense of hearing while you were playing and its "flutter" was being interpreted asa a warble. Bottom line is I've learned something new and I'm indebted to you for
your kind post. Keep well and enjoy your P 85.
Alfred

Jul 24, 2010
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This solved my problem too!
by: JimR

I'd like to thank you guys for solving this problem for me as well. The intermittent warbling was really driving me nuts, especially on melodic pieces (ie. Chopin Walz No,3). Been bugging me off and on for three years, but turned off the ceiling fan and problem went away. In hindsight it's so obvious, I remember my sister and I as children singing into a fan and laughing at the warbling sound it made in our voices.

Thanks again!

Jim

Jun 21, 2012
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Warbling and ceiling fan
by: Bernie Goldman

I was having the same warbling problem on a CLP-280. Resetting had no effect and it was intermittent (there on some days, and not on others). I Googled "warbling Clavinova", went to this page, and realized my ceiling fan was, turned it off, and the warble disappeared.

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Warbling?
by: JeffC

My music/computer room also has a ceiling fan and for years I have noticed that my guitar may sound like it is slightly out of tune. Like when you are trying to tune a guitar two strings against one another that should be the same note. I get that almost tremelo/vibrato effect when the ceiling fan is on, just like two "same" notes that are just a few cents off. When I turn the fan off that goes away. I'm sure it has something to do with a combination of the Doppler effect and the bernoulli effect. If you sing into a fan you get an exaggerated example of the same thing

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Yamaha P85 and MIDI-USB interface

by Carlos CC
(Libon, Portugal)

I've got a MIDI-USB interface to connect my Yamaha P85 to my laptop. The instalation was easy and both connectors (midi-in and midi-out) runs fine - I just install some free software to test both MIDI ways-.

Then I played a single piece to test the record feature, and I notice that when I use my Yahama as OUTPUT sound device, everything is good, incluind tempo, pitch and chords. But, when I play my MIDI using in my laptop speakers, the sound is just bad... really bad... it seams that is a piece played in a toy.

Now, I understand that the laptop sound card has major importance on that, so my question is: what is the best software to play MIDI files and/or to convert it to MP3 without loosing quality?

Thanks in advance,
Carlos C.

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Sep 16, 2010
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Midi transfer to computer
by: Dick Rector

Bom Dia Carlos,

You are correct, the normal soundcard in a computer can NOT produce midi-voices outside the General Midi range and it sounds very thin on a computer.
However!! all the information will be in the file.
For software playing midi you can download VanBasco's midiplayer or from psrtutorial.com Michael Bedesem's midiplayer (a great free program).
But that does NOT improve the soundcard.
For transferring you midi's into mp3 you can use Audacity. Make a connection from Line Out or Headphone Out and record it into the computer.
If you want a more detailed info, send me your emailaddress and I will send you a step by step letter how to make a perfect CD-quality recording with Audacity.
Great thing: it is all free.

Dick

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by: Carlos CC

Hi, thanks for your response.
I will apreciate your tips: my e-mail is carlos_mc@sapo.pt

Thanks in advance,
Carlos C.

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2 keys make buzzing sound when pressed on p85 yamaha

by hal ball
(roseburg oregon)

How can this be fixed?
It was purchased about 4 months ago

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Apr 25, 2010
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Buzzing Sound P 85
by: Alfred

Dear Hal: The problem could be one which is typical when rubber underlay pads are dirty or deteriorating. If still under warranty, enter a claim through the Seller.
If you have sufficient experience, refer to Kevin O'Connell's post of today's (4/25)date and to mine dated Feb 09, 2010 "Opening the Yamaha PSR 273 - Replacing/ Cleaning Underlay Pads". (Link to Yamaha Keyboard Forum Guidelines and Positive Suggestions). Good luck. Thanks for contacting us, and come back with any further comments, any time.



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by: Alfred

Dear Hal: In reviewing my earlier post, if your unit is still misbehaving, exschange it for a new one as your warranty is still in effect.
Regards.

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Yamaha P-85 makes noise when volume turned off

by pesch
(Minneapolis, MN)

I don't know if this is my unit or all units. But plug headphones into your p85 and turn the volume all the way down. When you play the keyboard there is a faint distorted sound produced based on the key pressed. The reason it bothers me is that I can hear it mixed in with the normal sound when sustained notes are played.

Just trying to determine if I need to contact Yamaha.

Thanks

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Oct 31, 2009
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Extraneous Sound P 85
by: Alfred

Dear Pesch: Your unit is relatively new (Yamaha release 2007). Under the circumstances it would be a wise decision to send it into Yamaha for repair so that you will be able to continue enjoy playing it. The problem you are describing warrants professional service. Good luck

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Where can I find a music rest for Yamaha P85?

Where can I find a music rest for a Yamaha P85? Will a rest for the P95 fit the 85?

Thanks! :)

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Nov 30, 2011
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P85 - Music rest
by: CarlosCC

The music rest is part of the accessories of the P85.

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Yamaha P85 external speakers

by Carlos CC
(Portugal)

How can I plug-in external speakers to P85? and what are the best external spakers to buy?

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Sep 03, 2010
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by: Dick Rector

Ola Carlos, bom dia,

Generally speaking you can use line out or headphone out to feed into an amplifiers line in or into line in on a active speakerssystem.
Very good speakers are the Bose systems as many profs use, small but very powerfull and not heavy but quite pricey. Of course it is a matter of personal taste, budget and where you want to use it. A small and lightweight system in a big hall or church will not be effective enough and a large system in a small place will not give satisfaction either. If it is for a gig in a dance-hall you don't want to use a stereo-system. There are too many ins and outs to be answered on a forum.
A hope this helps you a bit.

Regards
Dick

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Re: Yamaha P85 external speakers
by: Roger

The Yamaha P85 does not have a line out, but it does have two (2) stereo 1/4" (TSR) jacks. To run external speakers, get an insert cord (stereo 1/4" TSR to Left & Right, or Tip & Ring, mono 1/4" TS Jacks) and run stereo into an amp, PA, powered speakers, (We use Mackie in church and JBL with the band) or other reinforcement. Then get out front and listen to how good your P85 sounds!

Enjoy!

Roger, over & out

Sep 08, 2010
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by: Carlos CC

Thanks fo you comments. I will search for a local store to try some solutions.

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Yamaha P-85 touch response not working.

by Jason Newman
(Birmingham, Alabama)

I've had the Yamaha P-85 for about a year now and the touch response on middle D is not working properly. When i press the D key, it plays loud when pressed soft randomly. It is very distracting when playing and would love for a easy solution to fix it.

Thank you

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Dec 16, 2010
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contact pads??
by: Dick Rector

Hi Jason,

I am guessing of course but it sounds like a broken or dirty underlay contact-pad. Unless you are a very rough player, you should go back to your dealer if the keyboard is not so old and let them sort it out. This can happen with MUCH older keyboards.

To get more info about what I mean, you can go to:
http://psrtutorial.com/music/projects/contacts.html

This is for a PSR3000 but it is more or less the same for most keyboards:

Dick

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Yamaha P-85 Not turning ON

I just bought a brand new Yamaha P-85 for my daughter.. Plugged the piano and played for a while. While after dinner we wanted to play again it is not turning on the red power light just flashes for a second and it turns off... I am worried.. can anybody help me.,,. I tried changing all power outlets in the room and connecting every one of them to the piano but no response...

Please advice

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Jul 24, 2009
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answer??
by: Anonymous

Did you get an answer? We have the same problem.

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Yamaha P 85 power problem

by Dave
(Clinton Iowa)

My power jack doesn't want to work. It doesn't appear bent. Two cords show the same problem. So far I've eventually got the piano to turn on, but the problem is quickly getting worse every time I unplug it.

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May 14, 2010
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Jack Problem P 85
by: Alfred

Dear Dave: It's POSSIBLE that the Jack Assembly INTERNAL solder joints are defective.

As your unit is no longer under warranty, I would suggest you contact:

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

The above is Yamaha's site for repair service near you. The repair is not a DIY job, and should be well worth the investment, so that you can continue enjoying your keyboard as it is relatively new. Hope this info helps. Good luck, and come back with comments/questions. You will always be welcome.


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Yamaha P-85 Only Right Channel Working

by Dale
(Canada)

I have a Yamaha p-85. Only the right speaker is working. This is the same for the headphones. Is there any way to fix this. I think I may be missing half the sound quality as I think this is stereo sampling.

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Jan 19, 2010
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Dead Speaker P 85
by: Alfred

Dear Dale:
1) Your on-board speakers reproduce sounds through a circuit separate from that of the headphones.
2) As the problem exists through both audio reproducers, it would seem to me that you may have a right channel internal circuit failure.

I do not recommend any DIY repair. Find out the cost (through a QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN - PREFERABLY YAMAHA-AUTHORIZED)to get the defect checked and repaired. Good luck.

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Dead Channel Yamaha P 85
by: Alfred

Dear Dale: In addition to my earlier post, following are two contact addresses fore you. Good luck.

Yamaha Canada Music Ltd.
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


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Yamaha P85 Patches not working

by Patrick
(New York, NY, United States)

I have a yamaha P85. The first five piano patch buttons are working, but the second five are not (Organ 2, strings, harpsichords, and vibraphone). When I push them there is no patch change. Is there a hard/factor reset or something going on or does it need to be serviced? I searched through the manual and online for info but couldn't find anything. Thanks.

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Feb 09, 2010
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Patches for Yamaha P 85
by: Alfred

Dear Patrick: Try yamaha.com thread your way to their customer help section. They should be able to help you.

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Yamaha P85 keys making a 'clicking' noise....

by Michiel
(The Netherlands)

Hi,

For about 1 3/4 years I own a Yamaha P85 now, and I'm very happy with the piano, but after about 6 months some of the keys (6 keys) started to make a 'clicking' noise...
(It is just like the keys are a bit loose and tap against something (a kind of 'plastic-tapping-noise' ))
Often I used the headphones to avoid hearing these 'clicks', but because I use the midi-out most of the time now, and I have a good pair of monitors, I would like to play without them... (and then this 'clicking' is really annoying)

Now my question is whether this 'clicking' is normal for this piano after 1 3/4 year of use....? (Although it actually started after 6 months)
Or should I contact my reseller?
I really hope this is not normal, because then I have to buy a new piano very soon, and I did actually expect a yamaha piano to last some time...
And to be honest really love its response, so I hope I don't have to buy a new one soon! :)

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Feb 24, 2010
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Yamaha P 85 Keys Clicking
by: Alfred

Dear Michiel: The clicking noise you hear is probably caused by a noise suppressor loosing some of its original cushioning effect. If this is the trouble, have a qualified technician replace it, as this is not a DIY job.
I do not believe you have to buy a new piano at all as the cost of repair should not be too high.
There is a contact in Holland:

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

They will know and be able to suggest which technician is close to you.

Your countryman Dick Rector who now is retired in Bali will surely read this post and add his wise advice when he seew our exchange of posts. His comments are always 100% on target and should be followed. Keep well.

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by: Dick Rector

Michiel,

Alfred heeft het beste advies gegeven. Dit euvel komt nogal eens voor bij bepaalde piano's en Yamaha heeft, ook na een veel langere tijd, het euvel gratis of voor minimale kosten verholpen.

Dick

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by: Michiel

Hi Alfred & Dick,

Thanks for your replies!
I'm really happy that this can be repaired!

So it is best to go directly to:
"Yamaha Music Europe GmbH Branch Benelux"

Instead of first going to the store I bought it?

Thanks again,

Michiel



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PROBLEMS WITH CVP 85
by: Barrie Thomas.

Might the Yamaha centre in Vianen be a possible source for a new motherboard and/or disc drive for our CVP85A as per our recent query? Does anyone have an e mail address abd a contact person there?

Feb 25, 2010
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Yamaha P 85 Keys clicking
by: Alfred

Dear Michiel: I do not know if your P 85 is still under warranty. If it is (perhaps you purchased it with an extended service warranty) then by all means return to the store where you bought the unit. If not, contact "Yamaha Music Europe GmbH Branch Benelux" . Good luck, and please feel free to return with your comments/questions. You are always welcome here.
Groeten.

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by: Alfred

Dear Barrie: I'm sorry, I must have missed your
earlier query. You have nothing to lose by contacting Yamaha Music Europe GmbH Branch Benelux
Clarissenhof 5b, 4133 AB Vianen, The Nederlands
Tel: (31) 347-358040 Fax: (31) 347-358060 for your
solution. Not being connected to Yamaha Corp. in any way, we of this Forum do not know of any person by name there, but as I said, you just might find what you need. Good luck.

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Yamaha PF-85 Tuning Problems

by Justin
(Austria)

Recently bought a Yamaha PF-85 and it is badly out of tune. Have tried the 'fine tune' feature but it seems to make no difference. Ideas please to jwildridge@mac.com. Thanks!

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Jan 30, 2010
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by: Dick Rector

Hi Justin,

Not familiar with your keyboard but if it has a Pitchbend wheel and a Modulation wheel, check that they are in the right position.
Pitchbend wheel notch in the middle, Modulation wheel ALL the way down (0). People had the same problem and found dust/dirt blocking the spring of the Pitchbend wheel. That makes the keyboard out of tune!
Also under 'function' you should be able to find a TRANSPOSE knob, maybe that is set to the wrong key.
Have you done a factory reset?
Press highest white key while power up or highest white key plus the closest 3 black key!
This will delete everything in a user area but it should bring back the keyboard as when it came out of the box.

I am interested to know what the problem is when you solved it. My PSR 2000 had a few keys out of tune and I can't find the problem. Changed keypads and did all I know. Afraid it is the mainboard.
Please give some feedback to this forum so we all can learn from it.

Regards
Dick

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P85-s
by: Anonymous

Does this key stoke method also work for the p85s? I am having pitch problems as well, even when I reset the standard pitch.


Ben

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Yamaha PF 85 - How to Refurbish Sticky Keys

by James Panduro
(Swanage, Dorset. UK)

I have had my Yamaha PF 85 for approx 17 yrs. It was an ex-display keyboard. (few minor scratches and chipped key edges)
I didn't particularly notice for some time, but there where (are) a few sticky keys.
Have got worse over the last few years (not played that often), especially Bb3. Others have also started to exhibit the same fault. i.e. playing fine, but not returing fully to the up position (and in many cases not at all!)
I'm quite confident in doing the work myself, but once I had access to the key(s) I found there was no physical damage to either the key or the counterbalance weight underneath.
Same goes for the leaf springs.
Thought it was the lubricant/grease,(that was evident) getting contaminated and causing it to stick down.
Is there a particular lubricant that must be used, or does this problem qualify for the "keyboard replacements" that has been mentioned on this forum, concerning other Yamaha keyboards.
It almost seems like the leaf spring is just not man-enough for the task. Will "return" the counter-balance fine, but can't cope with the added weight of the key.
The keyboard is obviously old, so I don't really wan't to spend a lot of money getting it looked at if it's only a question of the right cleaner/lubricant OR "keyboard replacement".
any help with this long saga would be much appreciated!

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Oct 08, 2010
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by: Jeff

Hi, did you figure out what to do about the sticky keys. I have one with two keys that don't come up properly, much like you described. I am about ready to take it apart but wanted to know if you found a solution.

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Sticky Keys - Working Fix
by: James Panduro

Hi There,

I didn't get any feedback on a suitable lubricant, but I continued with some experimenting. After cleaning, a light touch of petroleum jelly worked well.
The main problem however was the strength of the Leaf Spring.
Basically I got around the problem by taking the Leaf Spring of the "sticky key" and bending it evenly along it's length to "bow" it beyond the metal's "memory".
It is difficult to say how far the "bow" should be under zero load (sitting on the table looking shiny!). The majority of the LS's have some form of curvature. I would say if I struck a line from tip to tip ("string on a bow"), and measured the central distance between "string" and "bow" (with no load), after it was "bowed", it was approximately 4mm +/- 1. Then when replacing it, ensure you place the spring the correct way around, so that the effect of the bow will work in your favour.
The curvature directly relates to the action of the key, so if you bend it too much it will feel stiffer when played and returns faster. To be honest I was just happy to get them all working well again, and the change was minimal.
Stripping the instrument to get to the LS's is a whole different chapter.
Let us know how you get on and Good Luck!
JP

Dec 27, 2010
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by: Anonymous

I have the top off the pf85 but it is not obvious to me how to get into the key mechanism. I have a sticky b3-flat key and a3-flat is not so good.

So, can anyone tell me an easy way to get to the actual key mechanism or if there is no easy way, any way.

Jeff Royer

Dec 27, 2010
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Sticky Keys - Access to Keys
by: James Panduro

Hi Jeff (Season Greetings!)

Well the bad news is... I'm afraid there is no easy way to access the Keys Mechanism (KM).
It's not for the faint-hearted.... cause once you start... your committed!
Withought taking mine apart again, I hesitate to write down a comprehensive description of how to do it, but the bullet points are:
- Take digital pictures as you go if you don't have a good memory (like me!)
- Remove anything from behind the keys that will interfere with removing the screws that attach the KM to the long metal bracket behind it (In my case, the speakers /power supply board and casing)
- Remove the other screws that hold the KM in place from below.
- Be very careful with the white wire bundles that connect the KM to the M Board.
- The electronics attached to the KM itself, need to be removed to access Leaf Springs (LS)I think it's 4xCircuit Boards?
BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THESE CIRCUITS.(Note: there is a rubber strip that lies underneath them which must be replaced during re-assy the correct way up!!
- The removal of the individual keys is a little tricky. The felt that runs along the top of them is spot glued to various keys to keep it in place.I found it easier to remove these keys rather than taking the felt off (break the glue bonds and re-gluing later is a pain in my opinion)
- Remove the Leaf Spring from the top underside of the key in question. Just push the top of it, in line with itself, until it comes loose from it's shoulder slot, and pull out towards you. Replacing is just the reverse.

Note: it is very difficult to take a black note out withought the white either side taken out first, so I would recommend doing this first.

Taking the key & counterbalance out is difficult to explain, and I can't describe it from memory I'm afraid (sorry... no mental digital camera!).
However I would like to refer to the points I made in my previous comments above (Working Fix).

If the problem can be solved by bending the LS slightly, you wouldn't need to take the keys out other than for maintenance.

If you have any questions, contact me by email and I'll be happy to help if I can.
jwpanduro@tiscali.co.uk

hope this helps,
JP

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I've found that dried out grease around the motion points on the keys also tends to be a problem. A wipe with a cloth and a sparing application of white lithium grease usually returns keys to their original responsiveness.

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by: Wes

You can get the black keys out without removing the adjacent white keys. What you need to do is -- with the keybed upside down -- to push with one thumb on the front part of the key, both pieces, and then push HARD with your other thumb on the hinge end. Push the hinge forward and down.

With the keyboard upside down, you should be able to push the key, hold the hammer, let go of the key, and have the key fall "down". If the key stays up with gravity pulling on it, then it will stick when reassembled.

At least, that is the guideline I am using for myself... I have almost finished this job. I too am lubricating with petrolium jelly. Lube the hinge, the front, the post, and the hammer hinge. I have not yet had to re-bend a leaf spring, but I AM putting them in backwards so they are pushing the other way now.

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Yamaha PF 85 power problem

How do I verify my power chord to the ac is bad? I'm not sure if its the wiring or the jack input to the keyboard thats failed.

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Adaptor Problem
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Anonymous Blog discourages any response.

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P 85 Power problem
by: Dave

My power jack only works intermittantly, Its not the cord. two cords same problem, This is a fairly new piano and the problem gets worse every time I unplug it,

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Same problem
by: Anonymous

hmmm...I am having the same problem with my p-80 (only works with the power cord in some positions). Were you able to diagnose your problem?

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Power Input jack issue
by: Heather

power input jack has the same problem - I tried a new adapter and that did not work either.

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Yamaha P-85 drivers

by Sofia
(NY)

Where to get usb-midi drivers for yamaha P-85??
Without it my computer can't find the instrument.

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Jan 16, 2010
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by: Dick Rector

Hi Sofia,

For drivers go to:
www.global.yamaha.comp/download/usb_midi/index.html#hea0

(I hope I have this complete)

Happy hunting
Dick

Mar 26, 2010
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Yamaha USB-Midi Drivers
by: Gary Holland

Make that
http://www.global.yamaha.com/download/usb_midi/
G.H.

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by: Sofia

Thanks a lot!Gonna try it =)

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P_85 drivers
by: Anonymous

None of the links given work. Nothing else works. For a company like Yamaha - they make good instruments - you'd think they would provide easy access to drivers.
Useless.

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Faulty Power Supply for Yamaha P-85

How do you know if you have a faulty power supply for the P-85 keyboard. When I plug it in the back of the keyboard the power no longer comes on when I press the power button on the left top side of the keyboard. If I wiggle the rear connection it toggles but never comes on solid any longer? Is this an indication of a bad power supply or the keyboard (power connection)on the back of the keyboard?

Thanks,
Jimmy.

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Feb 21, 2010
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Power Supply P 85
by: Alfred

Dear Jimmy: I am not familiar with the P 85, but I believe it is a Stand-up Type unit. If so, the power cord is simply plugged into a house outlet.
Based on your comments, it seems that when you wiggle the cord you are getting an intermittent
("never comes on SOLID any longer") reaction when the power switch is ON, and this could mean that your only problem is the cord itself, and nothing to do with your P 85. I recommend you have a qualified technician check the keyboard to be sure my long-distance diagnosis is correct.
Please let us know the verdict. Thanks.

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Re: Faulty Power Supply for Yamaha P 85
by: Jimmy

I purchased a 12V, 1.5amp universal power supply at Radio Shack and the power no longer comes on even if I wiggle the connection. Do you know if the keyboard has to take a Yamaha branded power supply as the old one of any of them would work as long as the power specifications are correct?

Thanks!

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Power Supply Yamaha P 85
by: Alfred

Dear Jimmy: I apparently was wrong about your unit being a "Stand Up" one. Your buying the Radio Shack Universal Adaptor is fine, as the specs match the requirements of the keyboard.
Going back to your original question, as the Power button does not turn On at all even with the new adaptor, you may have a defective Jack (where the adaptor is plugged into the keyboard) and this is a problem better handled by a qualified keyboard repair technician. I STRONGLY ADVISE THAT YOU NOT ATTEMPT ANY REPAIR YOURSELF.

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Dropped Yamaha P85 now two keys stay down. How do I fix this?

by David
(Massachusettes)

I have a recently purchased P85 that suffered an impact on two keys. They now stay almost all the way down but can be pulled up but won't stay. What do I need to do to fix this? How to gain access to them as well? Thanks.

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Feb 03, 2010
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Damaged Keys Yamaha P 85
by: Alfred

Dear David: My recommendation is DO NOT OPEN THE UNIT. THE JOB AT HAND IS FOR A QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN. As the damage is from an accident caused by you, no warranty claim is applicable, but I believe the anchor/pivoting points of the keys may be broken and the keys will have to be replaced. Good luck.

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Yamaha P85 - Right Speaker Buzzes

by Teodósio
(Portugal)

When playing chords, at the mid of the piano, I begun to hear a buzz sound on the right speaker. It's like something inside is vibrating. Is this comon? I bought the piano last november, 2009. How can I fix this? Thanks.

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May 26, 2010
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P 85 Right Speaker
by: Alfred

Presado Teodosio: O alto-falante esta defeituoso Seu teclado deve estar ainda dentro da garantia. Reclame com o vendedor. Boa sorte. Recomendacoes.

May 26, 2010
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Novo
by: Anonymous

Isso significa que devo pedir um novo? Obrigado.

May 26, 2010
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P 85 Right Speaker
by: Alfred

Presado Teodosio: DEFINITIVAMENTE !! Normalmente este instrumento e coberto por um ano de garantia.
Tenha Fatura de Venda em mao ao reclamar, e pelas duvidas, toque o teclado na loja antes de acceptar-lo.

Sep 12, 2010
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Same problem & I'm stuck
by: Anonymous

my right speaker started buzzing as well as few weeks ago. I have the same problem when i hook in headphones, so I know it's not the speaker. I took the keyboard apart, but without the schematics, it's hard to figure out. I will try cleaning the volume slide next, since it looks to be full of dust.

Sep 12, 2010
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by: Theos (anonymous)

Hey,

I am not english but I think I understand you said you opened your P85?

First of all, it is really cool that people discuss these kind of problems here, we know we are not alone!

My keyboard was in garanty, so I took it friday to the shop. And they are sending it to the technical support. I was a little sorry after, because maybe I should have asked for a new one.

I thought about this weeks and weeks, to try understand what originated the buzz. Could it be that I played it too loud?! My volume is a little bit more to right, of the middle. I never tried to listen it with headphones though. But it was when I played some chords in the middle of the piano, like G for example.

I hope they fix it, because I am a little disappointed with the piano, since it had this problem.

Did you fix it?

Cheers

Sep 04, 2011
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black people r ghetto
by: gaynonymous

Mine is brand new out of the box and buzzes on the center g and g#. I can't return it because i got it off craigslist (it was sealed and the box was in perfect condition though it wasn't abused). Ive heard theres some kind of leather padding on the inside that could stick out a little and flap around but i haven't taken it apart to confirm it yet. I'm inclined to believe it though since mine buzzes in the exact center of the keyboard above where the keys are...obviously there's no keys or speakers in that part so something has to be rattling inside

Sep 05, 2011
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Still the noise issue
by: Theos

Can you explain a little better the problem you suspect causes the noise?

I am Portuguese, not so good in english.

My keyboard was sent to yamaha, they fixed it. But after playing one month the noise returned. Right speaker.

If I put the volume in the middle, I don't hear the noise.

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Yamaha P 85 keys make noise

by Gail
(Water Mill, NY)

Ihave had a p60 and now own a P85.

After about six months, the keys make a noise when played as if hitting some part of the structure below the keyboard.
Why does this happen? I am serious classical pianist and need to know how to fix?

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Jul 19, 2010
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Yamaha P 85 Key "Noises"
by: Alfred

Dear Gail: I'm familiar with neither your present unit, nor the P 60. My guess is that the sound suppressors (probably felt strips buffing the extraneous noise) have become worn or compressed to the point where they have lost their "bounce".
Changing such a part(s) may not be a complex operation, but regardless of your mechanical abilities, I strongly recommend you NOT try a DIY approach. Contact a reliable piano tech., or
if you wish, Yamaha has a site for locating the closest Local Repair Shop: http://yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/Service/ServicerLocator/0,,VNM%3DLIVE,00.html
The above is proffered in the interest of allowing you to continue playing and enjoying your unit. Keep well, and whenever you feel you can submit a comment/question re your P 85, you owe us another visit. Keep well.

Jul 23, 2010
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P 85 Key Noises
by: Alfred

Dear Gail: A fellow-member entered a post which seeems to apply to your problem. It has to do with a U Tube "tutorial" showing how to change the Felt Pad. I'm checdking out U Tube and suggest you do the same, so we (and other members) can learn something new.

Jul 23, 2010
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Yamaha P 85 Noisy Keys
by: Alfred

Dear Gail: As promised, I am back, but after checking the procedure kindly described by a fellow-contributor, I still feel strongly that you should leave any repair to a qualified tech.
I don't question your mechanical skill at opening your unit, but considering the time, cost of buying the felt strip (if that's the only problem), installing the part, exposing yourself to other technical problems, etc. it will be far more practical to obviate such headaches. I'm much convinced the problem is with the felt suppressor(s). Good luck.
Alfred

Jul 15, 2014
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The two same keys not working well in all ocatves
by: Tatun

Hi, i have a problem with my yamaha p85 (not under warranty anymore): the C# y D keys in all octaves doesnt work really well. When i play the "legato", the second key doesnt sound but it does when i play it "stacatto" or "non legato". Any thoughs?

Feb 10, 2016
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Some keys not working
by: mart

The first 15 white keys and the first b10 black keys of my Yamaha P-85 do not work. What should I do? Thanks.

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