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Nov 19, 2018

Repair or buy new motherboard for Yamaha CVP 600?

We have a Yamaha CVP 600 from 1998. In the last few months, we had no sound from the instrument. Now the technician said either it can be repaired with

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Nov 14, 2018

Every A and E flat key of my Yamaha motif XS 7 is dead.

Every A and E flat key of my Yamaha motif XS 7 is dead. I took my keyboard to a service center and the diagnostic was is damage the YAMAHA WD80110R - LOWER

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Nov 13, 2018

Yamaha CLP-511 Repair Help!!

I have a CLP-511 Clav that is missing the pedals. I don't have much use for all 3 but I'd like to wire a sustain pedal to the piano. I can see the female

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Nov 13, 2018

2/4 fill-in on Yamaha PSR-S950 or S975

Some of the music have 2/4 in 4/4 time signature. What is the simplest way to achieve this resulting in a correct downbeat after the 2/4 fill in without

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Nov 12, 2018

Yamaha PSR i455 TRANSPOSE Problem

Hi I have this problem with psr i455 Even when the transpose is 00 D keys give the sound of E please help me to resolve this ...have lot of inconveniences

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Nov 10, 2018

Yamah PSR S970 panning instruments

Is it possible to pan only the drums, or only the bass from a style to either the right or left channel so they can be sent and mixed separately on a

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Nov 10, 2018

Electone E-5AR Pedalboard Problem

I bought an Electone E-5AR organ in great condition today and everything works fine except the pedal board. For some reason all the pedals are playing

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Nov 09, 2018

Problem Connecting Yamaha EZ 200 to Tablet

I was given a Huawei Tablet as a present. Managed to load the ‘SmartPianist’ app onto it. Now I find I can’t connect the tablet to my Yamaha EZ 200.

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Nov 02, 2018

keyboard maintenance requirements

So, the acoustic piano I used to have needed to be serviced once in awhile; e.g. tuning, etc. Do electronic keyboards need to have regular maintenance?

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Nov 02, 2018

MIDI Files - Yamaha CVP 701

I have a Yamaha CVP 701 and I also have old standard MIDI files which I would like to play through this keyboard. Each time I load in a file, the instrument

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Oct 31, 2018

How to convert .usr to .mp3 or .wav format?

I have Yamaha PSR I455. The sound track has been exported to a pen drive in .usr format. USR format is not playable format. How to convert .usr to .mp3

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Oct 31, 2018

Yamaha CLP 635 Noisy Sustain Pedal

I have just bought a Yamaha digital piano CLP 635 and it makes a tiny noise when pressing the sustain pedal which is quite anoying while playing. Is there

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Oct 25, 2018

Transitioning from Yamaha MOX8

I currently own a Yamaha MOX8, which is starting to get old and beaten up from many a gig and travel. The thing is that over the course of many years,

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Oct 20, 2018

What is the difference between the Yamaha DGX 530 and the DGX 520?

I have the option to buy one or the other (both in good working condition) and am wondering what everyone here suggests. I can’t find a direct comparison

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Oct 11, 2018

Midi files for Yamaha Clavinova CVP 501

I have a CVP 501 Clavinova. I purchased new about 5 years ago. I started playing this Clavinova when I was 80 and am really enjoying it. I recently

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Oct 11, 2018

Yamaha Clavinova 153s sound problems

I've had my clavinova for many years now and it's always played great. We just moved, though, and I've noticed the sound is now one-half step off. I noticed

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Oct 11, 2018

Ymaha PSR S500 - Recording and Looping

Hi guys , I have the PSR S500 and I am trying to record a piece of music and loop it to play continuously without a gap. How can I do that? Regards

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Oct 11, 2018

D and A flat keys in each octave are not working

I'm using I455 keyboard. After 8 months D and A flat keys in each octave are not working. What may be the problem? Pls can anyone tell me.

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Oct 11, 2018

Yamaha PSRE363 Keys

F# and C on my Yamaha psre363 stopped working, on every single octave. They will play after a while and stop after a while. I had the same problem with

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Oct 05, 2018

Auto accompaniment on Yamaha psr i455

Hi, Hope you are doing good. I'am trying to play the auto accompaniment on my keyboard, when I play the left most C the auto accompaniment starts but when

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Oct 03, 2018

Yamaha p125 not sending midi to Pro Tools instrument track.

It worked only once. I don't know what happened since then. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks

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Oct 03, 2018

Yamaha cvp 107 disk extra voices

Is it possible to buy a disk to add extra voices to a Yamaha CVP 107?

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Oct 03, 2018

Key replacement for old Yamaha CVP-s

I own a Yamaha CVP-87a produced around 1993. I need to replace a few keys, but I was unable to find anybody selling keys for pre-1998 Clavinovas, including

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Sep 29, 2018

Yamaha DGX 500 note order for groups 21, 22, 23, 24

I cleaned my DGX 500 today and had some issue to reassembly the key groups. I have 2 21, 2 22 2 23 and one 24 marked note group. I cant figure out the

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Sep 26, 2018

Yamaha CP300 Keys

Hello all, Last week the top three B’s & two F’s stopped working on my CP. They’re not sending midi or anything. I’ve taken the keys out & they are structurally

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Sep 26, 2018

Yamaha PSR S750 No Power when Turn on

I have a Yamaha PSR S750 which won't turn on when pressing the power button. I had replaced the power supply board but still no power. Is there a battery

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Sep 24, 2018

Midi scores are not shown properly in yamaha dgx660

Hi, i downloaded some midi files and uploaded them to my dgx-660 to see their scores however i have 2 problems. First sometimes notes seems to be missing.

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Sep 22, 2018

USB drive on Yamaha cvp 309

None of my newer USB sticks work on my Yamaha CVP 309. I have an old stick that does work. How can i get a flash drive that will work or else how can i

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Sep 22, 2018

Living problems with my yamaha clavinova CLP 470

Hi my daughter has a yamaha clavinova CLP 470 digital piano and since 2 months we hear some strange noises from some keys, it is not always the same key

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Sep 19, 2018

Yamaha CLP 265 appears to be off 440 pitch

Hello We just purchased this Clavinova digital grand piano privately. I tested every key, played a couple of song intros, the pedals all work, the headphone

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Sep 14, 2018

Yamaha YPG 235 - Can Speakers Stay On While Output is Connected?

Hi, I have yamaha ypg 235 and would like to ask if I could have keyboard speakers ON while connected to Output at the SAME TIME? Thank you very much

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Sep 07, 2018

Yamaha CVP 203 Sticking Keys

I have 3 sticking keys, and after watching youtube showing a relatively easy replacement I purchased 3 new yamaha cvp replacement keys, I gained access

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Sep 07, 2018

A Stand for Yamaha P-155

Does the L-255B stand fit a P-155 piano? I need a wooden stand for a P-155, but I cannot find one (the original L-140) anywhere.

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Sep 01, 2018

Yamaha PSR 293 - How To Get Dual Voice Feature To Work

I have a Yamaha PSR 293. Sometimes the Dual Voice feature works for me and sometimes it doesn’t. Following what I THINK Is the instruction in the owners

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Aug 30, 2018

Old Yamaha Clavinova CVP-87A

Hello. I'm having several problems with my CVP-87A (Yamaha Clavinova), and I wonder if anyone can tell me where I can find parts list, schematics and/or

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Aug 25, 2018

Yamaha Clavinova CLP 250 stand

My son is studying piano on an old Clavinova CLP 250, that my cousin gave me without its own furniture. Now I put it on a table, but it's not so comfortable

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Aug 22, 2018

Yamaha YPD V240 keys in octaves out of tune

I have a YDP V240 and have say a key in each octave that is out of tune. I tried the standard rest of the piano based on web pages, and did not help.

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Aug 22, 2018

Yamaha DGX640 keyboard does not produce any sound

After sitting idle for a couple of months, I turned on the piano and am not getting any sound from the keyboard or the demo, metronome, etc. When turning

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Aug 22, 2018

Five dead keys on Yamaha DGX 640

Hi I have a DGX-640 that all of the sudden lost five keys in he last register. What can cause this to happen? Thanks

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Aug 20, 2018

Battery Pacs for Yamaha PSR-975

I am the proud owner of a Yamaha PSR-S975. Has anyone used a battery pack like a Rav power rp-pb14? There is a video of a guy using one with his Kurtzweil

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