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Apr 08, 2023

Yamaha CVP 609 Keyboard not working

I have a CVP 609 but I the keys won’t make any sound. It says Internal Hardware Error. If I leave it unplugged for a while it will turn on and I can

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Apr 08, 2023

Yamaha PSR SX900 Review

Review of the Yamaha SX900 Keyboard Arranger Workstation

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Apr 08, 2023

Yamaha MODX7+ Synthesizer Workstation Review: Pros, Cons, and Verdict

The Yamaha MODX7+ 76-Key Synthesizer Workstation is a powerful and lightweight option for musicians on the go. Read our review for pros, cons, and verdict.

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Apr 03, 2023

Crackling Noise on My Piano - Intermittent

When playing my piano from time to time there is a crackling noise. I had my headphones on yesterday and it appears to be the left side. it won't do it

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Mar 23, 2023

How to Play Recorded Songs from External Hard Drive on Another Device?

I purchased a Yamaha CVP 609 about 10 years ago. I love it still and use it extensively for recording songs for choirs and special numbers in our church.

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Mar 22, 2023

Yamaha CLP 350 pedal and wire replacement

Looking for a replacement pedal and connecting wire for the Yamaha CLP 350.

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Mar 22, 2023

Yamaha S90/70XS Universal Voltage

Can I plug my US bought Yamaha S70XS into a EU power outlet?

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Mar 22, 2023

Yamaha Mo8 multiple problems

I Have a Yamaha o8 and have multiple problems , arpeggio and record not working in pattern mode and voice search category search is also playing up ,

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Mar 22, 2023

Clavinova CVP700 Microphone Problem

The Mic that came with the Yamaha CVP700 works as I had it tested on another device. But not when it's plugged into the CVP700 Mic jack?

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Mar 22, 2023

Can you lock the Yamaha CVP-709

I have a CVP-709 and would like to know if there is a lock that can prevent the piano from being played without entering a code? I know about the piano

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Mar 22, 2023

Using Pure Piano iPad App With Yamaha Clavinova CVP809

I own a Yamaha Clavinova CVP809. I have come across an iPad app called Pure Piano. Would anyone know if this works with the CVP809 and if so, what do I

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Feb 16, 2023

Yamaha PSR3000 LCD screen Issue

LCD screen on my PSR 3000 has grown so dim, can barely read it. It is old I know, but oh what a sound it still has. Played a live show recently and was

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Feb 16, 2023

All g keys not working. On cvp-303

All of my g keys stopped working. I have tried cleaning the contacts but still not responding. Would replacing the key contact board fix my issue? I

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Feb 04, 2023

Yamaha PSR E273 Review

Get started with music on the Yamaha PSR-E273 starter keyboard. Our review covers its features, specs, educational tools & more. Perfect for beginners.

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Feb 04, 2023

Styles not loading correctly onto Yamaha PSR-SX900

Hi. Tried loading styles onto usb stick from the yamaha psr website for my sx900 but it shows “ not loaded correctly “. Any idea why? Thanks.

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Feb 04, 2023

Does the mainboard of the Yamaha DGX660 work for a DGX 620?

I have a Grand Piano DGX620. The Yamaha service center says the main board needs to be replaced. Will a main board for a DGX 660 (which I can get more

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Jan 24, 2023

Power requirements conversion of a Japan-sourced Yamaha SY77

I have purchased a Yamaha SY77 from a source in Japan. Power requirements for the Japanese keyboard are 100W 20V 50/60Hz~. I currently own a USA SY77,

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Jan 16, 2023

I need a CD or Files for the Yamaha PSR-K1

I decided to learn to play the keyboard and bought a secondhand PSR-K1 as it had lessons built into it. Unfortunately it came without the original CD so

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Jan 10, 2023

Yamaha DGX670 - Recording Issue

Yamaha DGX670 - absolutely love it. But... I'm trying to record parts that I play onto a USB stick. Sometimes it seems to save OK. At other times the

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Dec 28, 2022

Using External Speakers with Yamaha YPG 235 keyboard

How do I add external speakers to my Yamaha YPG 235 keyboard/

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Dec 28, 2022

voltage overload - Yamaha PSR 233

What if i hook on a 16 v DC adapter to a Yamaha PSR 233 . The adapter shows 12 v , but i measured 16,5 volt with a multimeter . Will the keyboard be

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Dec 28, 2022

Yamaha CLP 745 - Need help figuring out how to manipulate files

I have successfully transferred a 5-second recording onto a USB stick which my Yamaha CLP 745 loaded as a BUP file. I got it converted to a .BUP.ZIP so

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Dec 28, 2022

Yamaha CLP-280 - Sound Just Stopped

CLP-280 - SOUND JUST STOPPED. There was a garbled screen error code. Tried everything, factory reset etc. Still no sound, no sound if headphones plugged

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Dec 14, 2022

Interference hum on Yamaha dgx 670

My keyboard has a noticeable interference hum that I'd like to reduce or eliminate altogether. Any idea what might be causing it and what I can do to fix

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Dec 14, 2022

Yamaha CVP 705 as a DAW and midi controller

My Yamaha CVP 705 as all kind of transport control and program buttons. The display even has a nice mix panel. And more. Could I use all those control

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Dec 14, 2022

Yamaha s90 won’t power on

Was playing a show, blew a breaker and everything turned off. Reset the breaker and everything powered on except the Yamaha s90. I can’t seem to find anything

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Dec 02, 2022

Flexible Flat Cable (FFC) Replacement - Yamaha XF6


Greetings - I have an XF6 that required a circuit board replacement. The board was easy to replace. That said, it has an FFC (Flexible Flat Cable) running

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Dec 02, 2022

CD ROM for Yamaha DGX 220

Does anyone have (or know where to find) a downloadable ISO file of the original CD ROM for the DGX 220?

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Dec 02, 2022

Yamaha PSR-S770 - Splitting and Transposing

My keyboard (Yamaha PSR-S770) is transposed by 2 on the right side and not on the left side. So its hard to split sounds as the sides are all in different

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Dec 02, 2022

Yamaha CVP107 blue screen

I have a CVP 107 which I bought new. Recently during mid song the piano would turn off and back on like a reboot. Did this a number of times then it went

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Dec 02, 2022

Yamaha Clavinova CLP 250 n- Off key

HI, I have a Clavinova CLP 250 and it seems to be a tone off key from true middle C. There is a transposer button, but when I press it nothing happens.

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Dec 02, 2022

Yamaha Moxf8 memory almost full

Hi I backup all my files to USB, I’m about full on internal memory. If I were to add the memory expansion module would it need to scrub everything and

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Oct 26, 2022

Taking Apart My Yamaha CLP360

Hello All. Does anybody know if it is feasible to take apart my CLP360 and remove all the gubbins that I don't need to keep it purely as a midi controller?

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Oct 26, 2022

How to open a 30 years old Yamaha CLP 250

Good afternoon, I would like to inspect a faulty CLP 250 but can't find the logic to open it. Before unscrewung all screws, I'd like to ask here if you

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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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