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Nov 22, 2021

Downloading Songs from Yamaha Clavinova CVP 405 to USB Thumb Drive

I have a clavinova cvp 405. I recorded songs directly onto the instrument & now I can't figure out how to download or transfer my recordings to a USB thumb

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Nov 13, 2021

How to Fix Yamaha PSR-280 LCD Screen

My LCD screen does not display any information about notes being used or when I push the buttons it does not change. I bought it used and did not realize

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Nov 04, 2021

Yamaha Motif XS6 troubleshooting

I have a Motif XS6, which I've had for many years. I love it, and it is an essential part of my studio. Lately I've been having some problems with it.

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Nov 04, 2021

Keys become incredibly hard to push down further back

Does anyone find that the keys become incredibly hard to push down further back on a DGX-670? Try playing Maple Leaf Rag, for example, as it kinda forces

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Nov 04, 2021

How to load midi files on Yamaha DGX-620 with flash drive

Hello, I found a pdf of the DGX-620 manual, and it explained how to access the files in the flash drive, how to format it, etc. After doing this, I put

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Nov 04, 2021

USB Emulator Install - Yamaha CVP-96/98

How do I open the CVP-96/98 to install/replace floppy disc drive with USB emulator?

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Nov 04, 2021

Sticky Keys on my Yamaha Clavinova 955

I have a beautiful Clavinova 955 that has played wonderfully, except for three sticky keys that have been interfering with our playing for several years

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Oct 22, 2021

Yamaha P515 Digital Piano goes to sleep

Our brand new Yamaha ‘went to sleep’ or shut itself off just before a performance. P515 model. Thoughts? Also, after re-start, the pedal did not activate.

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Oct 22, 2021

Yamaha PSR 2100 Assertion Failed!

Hi, I won Yamaha PSR 2100 It stopped working. The message displayed is given below. Assertion Failed! Condition : 0 File : .YscrYhisysdwn . c Line

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Oct 22, 2021

Yamaha DGX-650 Keys do not play when a side by key is pressed

Hi everyone, this is first time I issue a query so I hope I am doing it right, and many thanks in advance for any tips. I have a DGX-650 piano and from

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Oct 12, 2021

Yamaha Clavinova 307 display screen

Where or how can I purchase a new display for my Clavinova 307 piano. Am looking for: MC75T03B (WB911901) model. Also looking for video showing how to

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Oct 12, 2021

Yamaha CVP 307 Faulty display screen

We bought a Clavinova CVP307 second hand recently. Unfortunately there was an issue with the display screen, which apparently is quite common.Although

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Oct 12, 2021

Switching back and forth to multiple voices - Yamaha CVP709

I cannot find a way to switch back and forth between voices. For instance start with main voice on piano, press a pedal switch to flute, press the same

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Oct 03, 2021

ISO Yamaha CVP-59 disks

Where can I find CVP-59 disks for purchase? Over the years of moving, ours have been misplaced.

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Oct 03, 2021

Yamaha CVP-85A no sound. Similar to CVP-87A no sound

The fault on my Yamaha CVP-85A is that the panel lights come on but no sound from the speakers or headphones. The Speaker Protection Relay is not getting

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Sep 26, 2021

Need Main Motherboard of Yamaha CVP Clavinova 501

Need Main motherboard of Yamaha Cvp clavinova. 501. Can any one tell me as to from I can procure an old or new piece. Does Yamaha service centre deliver

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Sep 08, 2021

Loss of many notes on a Yamaha P105B

I was given a P105B which I was going to pass onto a student. Sadly many of the keys will not sound in most octaves. Starting with D D# 1 it varies on

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Sep 08, 2021

Yamaha M1 Playcard System

I have a Yamaha M1 play card system. When turning it on the keyboard works great and all lights lite up, but the play card side of the organ does not light

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Sep 08, 2021

Yamaha Motif ES7 question

I’m trying to create a performance patch on a Motif ES7. I have four parts assigned but I’m trying to adjust the velocity limit on parts 3 and 4. I can’t

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Sep 01, 2021

Yamaha P 70 Factory reset does not work

Having an issue with my Yamaha P 70 not switching into grande piano mode. Tried a factory reset but that did not work either. Can somebody please help?

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Sep 01, 2021

Yamaha P 70 Grand Piano/Voice button does not work

I got a Yamaha P 70 that was all in pieces. I re-assembled it according to an online service manual. The Demo function works well and I am able to select

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Aug 26, 2021

Yamaha CLP-230 tuning issue

This is going to sound strange, but for some reason, the black keys on my CLP-230 seem to be out of tune with the white keys for some reason. If I just

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Aug 26, 2021

Old Yamaha CLP-123 only one note across half the keyboard doesn’t play

I have a really old 20+ years Yamaha CLP-123. Worked like a charm till now. Suddenly G notes across half of the keyboard (starting in the middle and to

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Aug 20, 2021

Yamaha CLP-635 Highest six notes sound dead, almost no tone

On my Yamaha CLP-635 I just recently noticed this issue because previously I never used these highest six notes but now I’m learning Flight Of The Bumblebee

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Aug 20, 2021

Yamaha Clavinova CVP 601 Church Chime Sound

Can I get a church chime sound on our church's Yamaha Clavinova 601 - CVP - 601 keyboard? If so, how is it done?

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Aug 07, 2021

Can I use expansion packs from different Yamaha keyboard models?

Am I able to use expansion packs, or even built in packs from one model keyboard to another; let's say, that we stay in the psrs series.

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Aug 07, 2021

Yamaha Psr sx700 touchscreen and speaker problems.

Hi. I've bought an x700 arranged keyboard, and about a year later, the touchscreen started to glitch, sometimes working and sometimes not. Regarding my

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Jul 27, 2021

Yamaha CVP 203 Clavinova Replacement Floppy Disks

I OWN A CVP 203 CLAVINOVA. INCLUDED WITH THE UNIT WAS A PACKAGE CONTAINING 2 MUSIC FLOPPY DISKS: 50 GREATS FOR THE PIANO AND MUSIC SOFTWARE COLLECTION

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Jul 07, 2021

How to stop key creaking?

My Yamaha DGX 660 purchased in Nov. 2020 has developed a creaking in the keyboard when played. Is there a safe lubricant or powder to employ to correct

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Jul 07, 2021

Yamaha Clavinova CVP 303 Firmway

Hi Can you explain how can I actualize the firmware on a clavinova cvp 303? The USB port to device don't recognize the USB pen. The floppy disk doesn't

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Jul 07, 2021

Sound goes off but keyboard stays on

While I'm playing, there would all of a sudden be no sound, but the keyboard is still on. I can't change the sound or go to any other mode, because the

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Jul 07, 2021

Yamaha PSR-293 Transpose Problem

I have a Yamaha PSR-293. I like to transpose sometimes, and it's no problem when I have the entire keyboard on one setting. But once I split the keyboard

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Jul 07, 2021

Yamaha DGX 650 and DGX 670 Sometimes Sound Out of Tune

I've had my Yamaha DGX 650 for approximately 5 years. I've had my DGX 670 for about a month. A common problem of both is sometimes when I start the instruments,

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May 10, 2021

Distorted Aux Out Recording

I am trying to record to a Boss BR-800 digital multitrack recorder from my CVP 609 GP. I'm using the L and R aux outputs to corresponding inputs on the

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Apr 25, 2021

Yamaha CVP 94 Won't Play Pre-recorded Discs

My cvp 94 won’t play pre-recorded discs. When I insert a disc, it wants to initialize it. Is there an easy fix or is an expensive repair in order?

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Apr 25, 2021

How to Fix Yamaha Clavinova Keys - CLP 930

We have a Yamaha clp 930 and the keyboard is completely dead when turned on. All the keys look good. The demo plays perfectly but the keys don’t play.

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Apr 25, 2021

Yamaha CVP 208 Issues

Having some issues and am seeking some advice. Our Piano stopped having sound one day so we replaced the DAC chips....Voila....back up and running. A

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Apr 18, 2021

How to Replace Keys on the Yamaha P-150

Two keys on the Yamaha P-150 are hanging. I could open the P-150. The task is to replace those 2 keys: I ordered two keys in USA by Syntaur. All the tutorial

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Apr 15, 2021

Yamaha CP-33 Stage Piano - Fixing Keys

I've had my Yamaha cp 33 stage piano for 10 years. The keys are not level. They're all sunk back on a slope. Can I fix this myself?

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Apr 02, 2021

Yamaha PSR-EW300 Keyboard

Need advice on connecting the entitled keyboard to an external amp. This keyboard has a Phone/Output jack. I believe this is a 1/4 stereo connector. Most

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