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Aug 18, 2022

Yamaha DGX-520 suddenly became quiet, with very little volume - no adjustment

I moved my Yamaha Portable Grand DGX-520 keyboard, carefully, gently, about 10’ across the room to another wall. The volume became quite low the next

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Jul 30, 2022

Replacement keys for Yamaha Portasound PSS-480

My son has been using a Yamaha Portasound PSS-480 to practise at home for his piano lessons. One of the keys is broken and I'd love to fix it for him.

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Jul 30, 2022

Yamaha PSR e473 issue with touch response on some voices

Recently I pruchased a new psr e 473 and noticed weird things. Touch response is almost non existant on main organ voices (works good on Xglite organs

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Jul 30, 2022

Yamaha DGX-640 - Looping capabilities

Does this model have looping capabilities? I'm learning Riders on the Storm by the Doors and need to loop the bass. Thank you!

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Jul 30, 2022

Yamaha S90 volume cuts out-seems to warm up

Hey, I have an S90 purchased new ca. 2003. Within the past couple years the volume cuts out but can be fixed by changing the patch temporarily. But after

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Jul 30, 2022

cvp-505 not connecting to Yamaha Internet Page

My CVP-505 will not display the Yamaha Internet Home Page. All on-screen indicators say it is online, but all I get is a blank page that says at the bottom

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May 20, 2022

Dead Keys on Yamaha DGX660

Same issues with four year old yamaha dgx660 Took the dgx660 apart cleaned but still have dead keys. Local repair agent kept it for months but still no

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May 20, 2022

Yamaha PSR SX700 Touchscreen Problem

Hi, I turn on my psr sx700 but touchscreen not working. Is it Fixable? Please anyone🙏 How do i fix it

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May 10, 2022

Yamaha MIE-2XG Dividers

I teach elementary school. I received about 15 of these keyboards from a retiring teacher. He only had about 2-3 keyboard dividers (plastic square that

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Apr 26, 2022

LP-1 Pedals and Yamaha P35

Can I use the LP-1 pedals with a Yamaha P35 keyboard? Thanks Andy

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Apr 26, 2022

Yamaha P150-WH - Do I Need To Change The Adapter?

Do I need to change the adapter in UK? I bought the keyboard in the Middle East which has a 2 pin socket, now I have moved to the UK and not sure if I

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Apr 26, 2022

How to lock a keyboard - Yamaha CVP809

Is there a way to lock a CVP809 keyboard so others cannot play it when you have your pre settings to your own preference? Thank you

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Apr 26, 2022

Recording Problem - Yamaha MO6

Good evening. I'm an owner of a Yamaha Mo6 61-key workstation. I record my instruments one at a time using the sequencer. I usually do 4-bar patterns.

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Apr 06, 2022

Yamaha PSRE463 - Loud Beat Sounds When Trying to Record

I am trying to record my playing on a Yamaha psrE463. As soon as I start the recording, a loud beat starts and ruins my recording, I can’t figure out

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Mar 28, 2022

Yamaha Clavinova CVP 501 unexpected error on screen

Hi, I have a Yamaha Clavinova CVP-501 electric piano and it's giving unexpected error on the screen and is not working at all! Does anyone know what can

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Mar 25, 2022

Yamaha Clavinova CVP-809 Issue

Yamaha Clavinova CVP-809 Downloaded sw version 1.07 but can't get the unit to accept the sw from the flash drive. Here is what I have done. Formatted

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Mar 19, 2022

Yamaha DGX670 has only one Arpeggio style

As the operating system for this new keyboard seems to be similar to the Yamaha SX600 which has an Arpeggio feature I would like to know if it is possible

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Mar 15, 2022

Yamaha YPG-635 Keys Issue (Hammer Numbering - Dash Numbers)

My YPG-635 had a couple of keys that weren't sounding, so I figured I would take it apart and troubleshoot. I found damaged traces on LOW key CB. Repaired

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Mar 15, 2022

Yamaha CVP-309GP Out Of Tune Keys

I have a CVP-309GP and the keys at the higher end of the keyboard have gone off pitch. Can they be tuned, I have the Users Manual but this doesn't cover

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Mar 15, 2022

Yamaha DGX 630 Keys Issue

I have a DGX 630 keyboard and have noticed that keys in the centre of the keyboard (those used most often) have developed lateral (side) movement and associated

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Mar 15, 2022

Yamaha DGX 505 - Dual Voice Problem

Have a DGX 505. I gave to a friend and he is having an issue with maintaining the dual voice. I have looked throughout the manual and can not find how

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Mar 15, 2022

Yamaha CS1x in MULTI position less output then the PERFORMANCE mode

Hi> Have an old CS1x of which all of a sudden the sound in MULTI is much lower then the PERFORMANCE mode. Having zero clue of electronics, perhaps somebody

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Mar 15, 2022

Can Euro Yamaha CLP-840 be stepped down from 230v to U.S. voltage?

Shipped from Italy to US. Has no dial to switch voltages. Aside from external transformer, how is it possible to change from Euro 230v to 110/120v? Thanks

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Feb 18, 2022

Issue with sound of certain keys on Yamaha Motif 8 Classic

Can anyone help me with this issue? I haven’t played my keyboard in over a year. When I went to use it recently, I am having issue with the sound on

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Feb 09, 2022

Yamaha DGX 300 Display angle

I could swear that there’s a way to shift the angle of the display on this keyboard, so that when I have it on the top rack over another keyboard, I can

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Feb 09, 2022

Procuring Main mother board for Yamaha CVP 503

Dear Members, I have Yamaha clavinova CVP 503. 2 years have passed and it is just idle since I cannot repair or replace the main motherboard as it needs

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Feb 09, 2022

Piano MArvel MIdi connection problems and Lag

I have recently set up PIano Marvel on my Laptop and tried to connect it to my Yamaha CLP611 via MIDI USB converter mio. THere is a terrible lag between

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Feb 02, 2022

How to get Register Save done on a USB Stick - Yamaha DGX 640

Hi. I have a Yamaha DGX 640. I try to copy and transfer the data (information) from the instrument to a USB key to use in Yamaha Expansion Manager, but

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Jan 25, 2022

Yamaha CVP 205 Won't Power Up

I need your support to fix the error on my CVP 205 Yamaha piano. The screen displays this unexpected error “hisysdwn. c/133/8C1BB524”, “hisysdwn, c/133/8C1A4C78’”

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Jan 21, 2022

Yamaha P70 Digital Piano fault

Hi, I am repairing a Yamaha P70 Digital Piano and wonder if it has a common problem. The piano plays any of the demo tunes fine, but when switched to straight

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Jan 02, 2022

Yamaha DX21 Voice transfer direct to computer

Can you give me directions to transfer DX21 programmed voices direct to/from computer - NOT the original data cassette method . Tried to load Sonar 6 LE

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Jan 02, 2022

Yamaha PSR-E423 Owner's Manual

We received a beautiful slightly used Yamaha PSR-E423 keyboard for Christmas, but alas, it did not come with an owner's manual. I have the PDF saved to

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Jan 02, 2022

keyboard's midi in plays no configurable voice.

Hello, I have an old Yamaha keyboard with these features and specifications related to this question. It features T.R Touch Response, O.T.S One Touch Setting,

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Dec 22, 2021

Yamaha KA-10 (Keyboard Amplifier) Service Manual wanted

Hi friends I'm looking for a service manual of the KA-10 monitor speaker. Has anyone out there an idea where I might find that? Thank you, cheers Rober

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Dec 22, 2021

Random loud key on Yamaha DGX-230

Some of the time when I play the C one octave above middle C, it will unexpectedly play that key really loudly. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

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Dec 22, 2021

Connecting Yamaha Clavinova CVP405 to iPad

I have a clavinova CVP405 made in 2006. I would like to connect my iPad to play with music programs. I’ve had no luck, Yamaha says it can’t be done. Any

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Dec 22, 2021

Can you use a Yamaha Disklavier with an older Yamaha?

I have an old concert grand Yamaha Piano. I was wondering if I could place a Disklavier in it. Would it work? Where can I buy one separately? Do I have

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Dec 16, 2021

Yamaha Motif XF8 Issue

I have been looking for a good deal on a motif, found one that owner says it’s playing harmonies in the mid range and the factory reset doesn’t fix it.

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Dec 16, 2021

Yamaha DGX 205 - How do I use the loop feature??

I’ve been reading the Manuel online and can’t find anything for the loop feature on the Dgx 205 I’m really annoyed and would like and easy way to figure

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Dec 16, 2021

How to Connect Yamaha CLP280 to iPad

I have an older CLP280 and have recently tried, unsuccessfully, to connect this to my iPad so I can use garage band etc. I have tried both USB host to

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