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Apr 02, 2020

Floppy drive repacement

I have a CVP 65 fro the early 90s. The 3.5 floppy drive failed yeas ago. Is it possible to replace, upgrade, modernize the electronics?

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Mar 31, 2020

Yamaha Clavinova CLP-170 Obnoxiously noisy keys.

Yamaha CLP-170 Obnoxiously noisy keys. I have had my CLP-170 since September 2019. In January I started noticing how noisy the keys were starting to become.

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Mar 31, 2020

Why can't my Yamaha CLP-575 read MP3 files?

I see that some Calvinova's read MP3 files from a USB key. The CLP appears only to read .WAV and even then can only see about 3 of the 20 files on the

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Mar 24, 2020

Can't Access the Internet on my Yamaha Clavinova CVP 401

Need help please as can not get my Yamaha CVP 401 to access the internet and load home page? error message showing cannot display the page When checking

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Mar 24, 2020

YAMAHA DGX660 Sound Doesn't Work After Connecting to Piano Courses Software

No sound comes out of my digital piano after connecting to Playground Session, a fine music software platform for all ages. I use a usb to host cable to

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Mar 04, 2020

Yamaha P45 ribbon cable issue

Some keys of my piano like D,F# can't play, I have checked that ribbon cable. It's totally damaged. I need to change that cable but can't find it anywhere.

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Mar 04, 2020

How can I use Yamaha PSR 413 as midi keyboard with Ableton Live?

I have a PSR 413. Recently I have taken Ableton live. I tried connecting the PSR 413 to Ableton with a midi cable. But PSR 413 was not sensed. Please

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Feb 24, 2020

Is there a triple pedal for the yamaha p515 that you can use without the furniture stand?

Is there a triple pedal for the yamaha p515 that you can use without the furniture stand? I wanted to be able to use a triple pedal without the furniture

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Feb 23, 2020

My fingers don’t glide across the plastic keys like my ivory key baby grand

I gat caught on the keys. It seems they aren’t the same distance apart or that they are too squared off. Is there a product I can apply to the keys? Thx

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Feb 14, 2020

Tones not working on Keyboard

Hi, When I turn on my keyboard sometimes certain notes do not make any sound. Right now all of the F and B notes do not make any sound when pressed while

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Feb 14, 2020

Yamaha Clavinova CVP 307 - Formatting Floppy Discs

Yamaha Clavinova CVP 307. Problems formatting floppy discs on instrument. We put in a blank sic, format it, then remove from instrument. Then download

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Feb 14, 2020

Yamaha PSR E363 Driver Error

My keyboard is a Yamaha PRS e363 and I'm using a HP laptop, windows ver 10. Connecting the midi keyboard to the laptop results in a driver error. This

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Feb 04, 2020

Looking for a Yamaha Clavinova CVP-107 DM Board

Hi there! I have a Clavinova CVP 107...it powers up but there is no sound and the display is dark. I had a Yamaha authorized technician come out to look

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Feb 04, 2020

Yamaha CVP-103 control buttons don't work anymore

Hello My yamaha piano cvp-103 still makes sound. But suddenly all my control buttons and midi don't work anymore. Display still works, piano still works,

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Jan 28, 2020

Recording onto a Memory Stick from Yamaha Clavinova CVP 309

I would appreciate full details of how to record from a clavinova cvp 309 onto a memory stick. Thank you dennis

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Jan 18, 2020

Yamaha PSR-S710 "Cannot display the page" appears on screen

Hello keyboard musicians, I own a yamaha arranger home workstation PSR-S710. I pair my PSR-S 710 to the lan cable from my modem and the other cable from

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Jan 18, 2020

Yamaha S900 freezes at logo on power-up

The first time it happened it took 3 restarts and it booted fine. Tonight about 20, off-on, pulled plug in out, finally came on. Using a back up s900 until

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Jan 14, 2020

Yamaha CVP 701 - Playing Accompaniment Through Speakers

I have a Yamaha CVP 701 and would like to play a Concerto with an orchestra and could do this with Music Minus One Series. Is it possible to play the

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Jan 11, 2020

Yamaha MX88 wiring harness

Removing the back from my MX 88 I dislodged two wires from the wiring harness that goes from the main case above the hammers to the lid. Has anyone sourced

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Jan 11, 2020

Yamaha DGX 205 CD

I lost my cd long time ago for my yamaha dgx 205. I have been trying to find out how to get a download for my computer however all i get are driver updates

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Dec 31, 2019

Yamaha CP33 - How To Assign Expression Pedal

How can I assign expression pedal to zone 2 only? When I try to set it, both zone 1 and 2 are fading out together.

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Dec 31, 2019

Missing the tone, "E“ on Yamaha EZ-220

Hi there, On my keyboard EZ-220 the Tone „E“ is missing. Pressing any respective key, no sound comes out. All other tones are still working. Is it a problem

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Dec 21, 2019

USB Audio play - 3 minute limit? - Yamaha ClavInova CVP601

I’ve put some songs onto a USB in WAV format and when playing them it cuts each song out after 3 minutes and goes straight onto the next song. Is there

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Dec 18, 2019

Yamaha keyboard PSR-EW Series in France

Thanks in advance for your help. I'd like to purchase either the 300 or 410 model of this Yamaha PSR-EW series as a gift for my aunt (a St Paul de Chartres

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Dec 18, 2019

Key does not send midi information

Hello, All of the sudden, the G4 key (two G's above middle C) does not send midi information. All other keys are fine. What is the likely problem?

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Dec 18, 2019

Yamaha CVP 307 - Data Transfer from CD

Hello, I have a Clavinova CVP 307 bought in 2006 and would like to transfer songs from a USB my friend did In .wav format into the digital piano. I've

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Dec 12, 2019

Yamaha CLP-50 Weighted keys feel too weighted

I have to press the keys harder than an acoustic piano to achieve the same level of sound and touch. This is also makes my hands sore after playing for

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Dec 09, 2019

Keyboard Transposition - Yamaha YPG-635

I have a 10 year old YPG-635 which has given many good years of music. The keyboard recently was dropped to the floor and two keys had to be replaced.

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Dec 04, 2019

Why did my Yamaha motif xf8 suddenly went off while I was playing and won't come back on?

I was rehearsing like I always have and just like that my motif went off and wouldn't come back on. I have tried unplugging and re-plugging to the electricity

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Dec 02, 2019

Garageband and Yamaha Clavinova CLP-685 Recording

Hi, My daughter plays a Clavinova CLP-685. We want to connect it to the Garageband App on the MacBook. So far so good, we made it allowing her to record

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Nov 15, 2019

What can I do on a Yamaha CLP-675?

I am called upon to play a new Yamaha CLP-675 on occasion. I have owned a CLP-360 for about 25 years, using it as an input device to Cakewalk on a Windows

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Nov 12, 2019

Yamaha PSR 2100 distortion sound

When I switch on the Yamaha PSR 2100,I get a disturbing highly flickering sound. The noise goes of when I turn off the DSP switch. When I switch on the

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Nov 04, 2019

Yamaha Clavinova CLP-250 Amplifier Board

The sound on my Yamaha Clavinonva CLP-250 cuts in/out pretty randomly. It goes from no volume, then a loud transient spike, then sometimes works normally

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Oct 28, 2019

Yamaha Installer disk

How can fix my Yamaha CVP 207... Everytime I switch it on, there is a note saying Please insert installer disk on the screen... do you have any idea

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Oct 28, 2019

Yamaha Clavinova clp611 as slave controller

I want to use my iPad as the midi sound module and the keyboard as a controler. Help

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Oct 28, 2019

Yamaha Clavinova Blue Screen Fault

I have a clavinova cvp 501 and when it is switched on the screen is lit blue but completely blank & there is no sound.

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Oct 13, 2019

Yamaha CVP-109 no sound all of a sudden while playing

Any thoughts? As I was playing, sound cut out. Complete silence... no hum, buzzing, nothing. Nothing from headphones. Power is fine, display is fine,

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Oct 04, 2019

Yamaha Clavinova CVP 307 - How to Turn Off Styles Effects

I own a Yamaha Clavinova CVP 307... I want to record some rhythm tracks from the Styles selection... but I want to turn off ALL of the effects such as

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Oct 01, 2019

One key playing full volume - Yamaha DGX220

Hi I occasionally get one or more keys playing at full volume and I strip it down take out the keys clean and refit. Does anyone know the cause and what

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Oct 01, 2019

Yamaha Clavinova P-100 High Pitched Sound

A customer of our shop recently donated a Yamaha Clavinova PF P-100 and I'd like to get it back in working order for use in one of our lesson rooms. When

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