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Jan 06, 2019

Yamaha Cvp 307 tonal change

After and excessively hot day(40 degrees) followed by a lightning strike, my CVP 307 has a strange tinny sound on the octave from middle C and above. Is

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Jan 05, 2019

How to Connect Yamaha CVP 601 Directly to Camera Audio

I want to record sound directly from the Clavinova CVP 601 into a digital camera. I want to avoid midi. I just want the output to go directly to a digital

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Jan 05, 2019

How to assemble Yamaha Clavinova CLP-115?

I have a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-115 which was disassembled during a move. Upon arrival at the new destination, the movers were unable to reassemble the

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Dec 31, 2018

Noisy Keyboard - Yamaha DGX-650

My Yamaha 650 keyboard has become very noisy with a nasty rattle. From my searches on the internet, I have come to the conclusion that the key beds are

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Dec 27, 2018

Yamaha Portatone PSR-1000 Question

Hello, I inherited my 90 year old father's PSR-1000 after his passing it comes with a folding base , to be honest I dont play the keyboard, and my wife

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Dec 18, 2018

Yamaha PSR 730 Equivalent?

I am a guitarist-singer and have just bought a secondhand Yamaha PSR 730 in perfect working order as far as I know to date. Can anyone tell me what keyboard

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Dec 18, 2018

Fixing Loud Noise on Yamaha clavinova CLP 370

The keyboard makes a very loud noise and stands out from the rest when pressed gently. Can this be fixed? What can I do to fix it?

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Dec 18, 2018

Yamaha psr e403 left speaker and line out left channel not working

Left main speaker and line out got some muffled low volume sound. While volume adjustment left speaker will make some sort of distortion. Tried adjusting

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Dec 16, 2018

How to use a floppy disk on Yamaha Clavinova CVP 207

I am confused on how to start using a floppy disk on my clavinova cvp 207. The manual directions say to insert the floppy and then to punch certain buttons,

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Dec 12, 2018

Need to buy a Yamaha Motif xs6 power supply board

I urgently need a Yamaha motif xs6 power supply board, part no. is WG978900 Any help appreciated!!!!

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Dec 09, 2018

Any experience/help/guidance for swapping out floppy with USB emulator?

All my floppies have failed but I would like to be able to record and replay songs (my daughter is a superb pianist). I bought a $45 USB emulator from

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Dec 09, 2018

Left speaker not working on Yamaha CLP 300

I have a Yamaha CLP 300. I have had this keyboard from brand new and it's about 30 years old. I've had zero problems with it through the years until 2

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Nov 29, 2018

Fix Noisy Keys - Clavinova CVP 96

I have an older CVP 96 (circa 1998) that I purchased new and now the keys have become noisy as in worn felt or whatever. Other than this problem everything

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Nov 28, 2018

Replacing Floppy Disk Drive with CD Player - Yamaha Clavinova

I have an older Clavinova CVP-800 and it only plays floppy disk piano soft music. I cannot find anymore prepared music for my clavinova. Someone suggested

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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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