YPT 300 Adaptor

by Emmanuel
(California)

Which type of adaptor is compatible with a YPT 300?

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Aug 08, 2009
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Adaptor for YPT 300
by: Alfred

Dear Emmanuel: The following Adaptors acan be used: PA3 A,B or C and PA130. Their Outputs are rated at 12vdc 1 amp.

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Microphone - Yamaha YPT-300

I purchased a microphone for my daughter Yamaha YPT-300, I plugged it into the phones jack on the back of the keyboard and nothing happens. This is new to me, what do I need to do?

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Aug 01, 2009
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Microphone - YPT 300
by: Alfred

The keyboard concerned is not equipped to REPRODUCE SOUND through the connection point marked PHONES. That connection point is for HEADPHONES WHICH RECEIVE SOUNDS as the keyboard is played. Does this clarify your problem? Good luck.

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How do I reset Yamaha YPT 300?

The E key and the A sharp keys don't work in each octave now. Is there a way to reset the entire keyboard? I assume it's computer related.

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Oct 14, 2009
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Called customer support
by: Anonymous

The keyboard can be reset.

With the keyboard in OFF, hold the C key (highest) one down and then power ON. It worked and we are back in business.

Oct 15, 2009
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Reset
by: Anonymous

If some keys in each octave are not working it is usually the 'contact-pad' underneath the keys that is broken and it need to be replaced by a Yamaha technician.

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Key not working
by: Ja'Crispy

Hi,
I was using a Yamaha YPT-300 last year and some keys stopped working in every octave. At first, restarting the keyboard after a while could temporarily fix it, however, they eventually died permanently. I bought another YPT-300, and now the second lowest B key isn't working (only in that octave). I tried resetting by powering on while holding down the highest C key, to no avail. I took good care of both this keyboard and the previous, and this is now a recurring problem. I am in music school and it is important that I find a solution ASAP. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Keys not working?
by: Anonymous

I fixed a key-not-sounding problem (It was a low Bb.) by taking the YPT-300 apart and cleaning the long green surface under all the keys. It's basically a 6-part process:

(1) Disconnect power, and turn the unit over. Using a phillips-head screwdriver, unscrew the 5 screws at the top of the unit as well as the four that pass through the middle horizontally. This allows you to remove the upper-half cover.

(2) Proceed to remove the screws around the lower half, the keyboard. Don't forget that one in the very middle that was covered by the cover you removed in step 1.

(3) At this point, you have to remove the ribbon cables (there are four) joining the keyboard to the electronics you uncovered in step 1. Go to the place each ribbon cable enters the electronic board. You will notice that each ribbon cable enters a little plastic rectangular frame. Use thumb and forefinger to lift the ends of the little plastic frames until they come up and stop, which will be about 1mm. At this point, the ribbon cable will lift out easily. At this point, you can remove the keyboard, and turn it over.

(4) You then have a long line of screws to remove along the top, the entire horizontal width of the keyboard (I think there's 9). Do that. At that point, you can carefully remove all black and white keys.

(5) Once the keys are removed, you'll notice the only thing between the keys and the green electronic sensor board beneath is a series of grey squishy rubber sections. Remove them, but keep them in order (It seems only the rightmost section differs). You can now clean off the entire green electronic board (the primary sensor for all your playing) using cleaning materials of your choice (I found antibacterial wipes pretty good).

(6) Make sure everything is dry, and reverse all these steps to put your unit back together.

I can't guarantee this is the fix for you, but if your green board is obviously covered in some kind of soot, dust, or dirt, this will probably work. In fact, after I did the cleaning, I had no idea if it did the trick. I simply decided to put it all back together and see if it worked. It did in my case. Hopefully, it will for you as well. Good luck.

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Yamaha YPT 300 does not stay Powered on

by Jetta
(Michigan)

I purchased this new last Christmas for myself, and only played it about 15 times. It sat on its stand in my room. Today I try to power it up and it will not stay turned on. It will turn on, but turns off by itself. I thought these keyboards were supposed to last for a long time, not just a year. Please help me troubleshoot with any advice because I can not afford to buy another one.

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Apr 11, 2009
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power supply
by: Anonymous


check your power supply cord there may be a loose connection

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Yamaha YPT 300
by: Anonymous

I have the same problem, I am using batteries, and still same problem, littlemizztinydancer@yahoo.com

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YPT 300 - Loss of power
by: Alfred

Dear Jetta: If your keyboard just "flashes ON", an immediately goes OFF, the Power Adaptor itself may be the problem. It has a Secondary winding for DC output and that may be defective. If you have a Voltmeter, SWITCH IT TO DC MODE AND TAKE A READING AT THE ADAPTOR'S PLUG (Sleeve and Center). If it shows very low or no DC, it is bad. Having no voltmeter, it's cheaper to buy a new Adaptor. Hope this helps solve your problem.
Please follow-up with a confirming comment if it works. Other Forum participants will learn from your experience. Thanks.

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Yamaha YPT-300 Music rest

by Mark Rowland
(Maple Grove, MN USA)

Where can I get a Yamaha YPT-300 music rest

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Aug 07, 2009
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Sheet Music Stand
by: Alfred

Music Stands generally are supplied in two styles, Plastic Panel or Rod. When they are not readily available from manufacturers, you might consider making a simple one yourself from 3/16” diameter Iron or Copper Rod, or have a local workshop custom make one.

Your Keyboard has either two support Slots or two support Holes into which the Stand fits. The 3/16” diameter of this proposed Stand should fit into either type of Keyboard support aperture.

The Rod used should be approximately 29” long, including a 14” Top and two 71/2” Arms. (71/2” from each end of the Rod make bends to form a straight-topped “U”).

About 1” from the Rod ends, bend them backwards about 30 degrees in the same direction. This will eventually produce the incline for the Sheet Music. As an option, a 2” Ledge can be epoxied to the front at the point just above the bends.

Before rushing into “production” visualize, read and clearly understand these instructions. Good luck!

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How to transfer songs from Yamaha YPT-300 to a PC?

by Bengt
(Sweden)

How can I transfer songs that I have recoreded on my YPT-300 to a computer/pc?
I have all cables and modems so I can transfer the "05PK.USR" file, but I can't open it:Accordingly, I can't play the recorded songs on my pc.
Anyone who knows what to do?
Bengt A in Sweden

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Oct 16, 2010
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transfer song-files to computer.
by: Dick Rector

Hi Bengt,

Send me your email-address and I will send you a step by step letter how to do this. It is EASY and fun when you know how and you need only a cheap cable.
You don't hear your songs now because they are in midi-format and without an extra program your computer can't deal with it. This letter is to much to put on this forum.

Anyone who read this and want to do the same,feel free to write to:

dick.rector.spain@googlemail.com

Dick
(Bali Indonesia)

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yamaha ypt300

Instructions for using keyboard

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Mar 12, 2009
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owner's manual URL
by: Linda

Here is the URL for the owner's manual:

http://www2.yamaha.co.jp/manual/pdf/emi/english/port/psre303_en.pdf

Good luck :)

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YPT300 missing music stand

by Emily
(Los Angeles)

I have a Yamaha YPT300 keyboard and am missing the music stand that attaches to the keyboard. It's just a grey piece of plastic, but very necessary. Is there a way I can order just that part from a Yamaha catalog or something? The Yamaha website doesn't seem to have them, nor eBay.

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Sheet Music Stand
by: Alfred

Derar Emily:
Music Stands generally are supplied in two styles, Plastic Panel or Rod. When they are not readily available from manufacturers, you might consider making a simple one yourself from 3/16” diameter Iron or Copper Rod, or have a local workshop custom make one.

Your Keyboard has either two support Slots or two support Holes into which the Stand fits. The 3/16” diameter of this proposed Stand should fit into either type of Keyboard support aperture.

The Rod used should be approximately 29” long, including a 14” Top and two 71/2” Arms. (71/2” from each end of the Rod make bends to form a straight-topped “U”).

About 1” from the Rod ends, bend them backwards about 30 degrees in the same direction. This will eventually produce the incline for the Sheet Music. As an option, a 2” Ledge can be epoxied to the front at the point just above the bends.

Before rushing into “production” visualize, read and clearly understand these instructions. Good luck!

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YPT 300 headphones/jack

by Tony
(Rexburg)

What size jack is this so that we can buy some headphones for it?

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Sep 25, 2010
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headphones
by: Dick Rector

Hi Tony,

Only two sizes of jackplugs are used, big and small (STEREO)
Most modern headphones come with a small one and you need a cheap adapter to make it fit your keyboard. Any soundshop, Radio Shack, computershop and most bigger departmentstores sale these things.
Don't forget to take out the adapter when finished with your headphones or you will not get sound out of the speakers. A common mistake many of us made.

Dick

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Yamaha YPT 300

by Marcela Carmona
(Los Angeles)

I am the manager of a music school and we currently use the Yamaha YPT 300 keyboard in our classes. The main draw for us is the sound bank, in particular - the sound effects kit with the Animal sounds.

We've opened another location and need to purchase more but have come to find that Yamaha has discontinued this keyboard. Do you know of another similar keyboard (61-key, vast sound bank, portable) that has the animal sounds?

It sounds like a petty request, but we teach newborn to 6 years olds and those animal sounds are a definite deal breaker. :)

I look forward to hearing a response.

-Marcela

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Sep 14, 2010
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voices
by: Dick Rector

Hi Marcela,

ALL keyboards have these sounds as they are a part of the standard 127 GM (General Midi) voices.
If you go to psrtutorial.com and do a little searching under voices and styles you can download TONS of voices including the animal-voices.
Regards
Dick

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Yamaha ypt-300 doesn't boot up, screen lights up without any post

by curtis
(kapolei)

1. inherited the Yamaha ypt-300 last night from a band member.

2. was told it does not work.

3. i powered it up and the screen lights but nothing else. the volume background white noise of the amp can be heard (whisper) and behaves according to volume dialed. it can not power down from the standby / on button. it may be locked up in the boot up.

4. no commands respond.

5. should i try eprom erase and memory store clear?

6. or is this condition corrupted firmware, including factory base firmmware (i.e., default factory programmed firmware bios?)

7. i am assuming there is no hard coded firmware.

any help would be appreciated.
thanks

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Feb 25, 2010
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Yamaha YPT 300
by: Alfred

Dear Curtis:
1) I believe the YPT 300 is relatively new, (Yamaha issue. 2005), and I think you were lucky to inherit the unit.Further, it?s obvious from your very clear comments that you are computer-smart in approaching and analyzing the problem, (more on that later).
2) You do not say if you are using batteries or an adaptor to power your unit
3) You must be aware that the batteries work through a separate circuit from that of an adaptor, and that the battery compartment terminals should be clean if full current is to be delivered for normal sound reproduction.
4) If an adaptor is being used, the Jack to which it is plugged could be oxidized obstructing full current from being delivered for normal sound reproduction.(If that Jack is ?stuck? it automatically cuts off speaker sound reproduction)
5) The adaptor Plug may be oxidized/dirty obstructing full current from being delivered for normal sound reproduction. Also, the adaptor itself may be defective.
6) After you?ve checked the foregoing, I would suggest you try a total Initializing. Press the last white key PLUS the last three black keys WHILE turning the power On. This will take the unit back to ?Factory? condition, permitting you to reset all other available features.
7) If you did not inherit a manual go to www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn for one.

Now that I?ve given you some tips of which you probably are aware, let me be selfish and ask a favor from you. This Forum is in sore need of members who are computer gurus, and your participation will no doubt contribute immensely to our growth. Your input will probably also encourage others with similar expertise to submit tips helpful to all of us. Can we please count on your support? Thanks. I look forward to your reaction. In the meantime keep well.
Mahalo

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curtis responds to Yamaha ypt-300 doesn't boot up comment
by: curtis

1. thank you for your response.
2. the 12 volt power supply is okay. when the sound level knob is dialed from minimum to maximum, you can hear the speaker's white noise correspondingly increasing. this is indication of the internal amplification circuitry components noise being amplified.
3. digital circuits would require a 5 volt regulated power supply. thus the incoming 12 volt power would be utilized as a source to make 5 volt power for the digital circuitry. i'll have to go back inside there and find that 5 volt regulator and measure it being satisfactory. if it's okay, then the culprit would likely point to the digital board, likely a moderately pricey replacement part.
4. i will clear the programmable memory. it's analogous to "zapping the PRAM" on a classic apple computer. i read about this in the ypt-300 manual.
5. if that digital board is the culprit, i am wondering whether yamaha would offer to replace that digital board so long as i can illustrate to them that the machine as a whole was not subjected to any adversities that the owner is liable towards.

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Yamaha YPT 300
by: Alfred

Dear Curtis: The only Yamaha address I have is on the mainland:

Yamaha Corporation of America
6600 Orangethorpe Ave., Buena Park, CA, 90620
Tel: (1) 714-522-9011 Fax: (1) 714-522-9961

But there?s probably a local Yamaha Distributor/ Dealer who has the digital board (if it is
the offending component). As the warranty on your unit has probably expired, I doubt you have any redress. If so, I hope the part does not cost too much. Good luck.

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what is the part number of the music rest of yamaha ypt-300?

by ron
(skagway, alaska)

i want to purchase one, mine is missing too

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Yamaha YPT 300 Music Rest
by: Alfred

Dear Ron: Try contacting................
www.yamaha24x7.com. Or call in Yamaha's
Parts Department for fastest service at (714) 522-9011 or 1 800 940 6606 to place an order
over the phone via credit card. Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. Be sure to have the
Model number of the product available so that accurate information can be provided........ Good luck. Thanks for contacting this Forum. You are always welcome here for comments/questions. Keep well.


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