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Aug 07, 2020

the keyboard pressure sound is irritating.. doesn't have a piano feel at all

When I moved to a new state I had to give up my baby grand piano that was used in the half time show in 1988 at the Super Bowl. My piano was white. I

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Aug 07, 2020

Yamaha Clavinova CLP 840

I have a Yamaha Clavinova CLP 840 with bench in perfect condition. Any idea of its value? Thanks, Jan

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Aug 07, 2020

Replacing sticky keys - new spring or key?

My Yamaha CLP130 occasionally develops sticky keys which are slow to return to their position. I've been replacing the key with a new one. However, I've

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Jul 08, 2020

Yamaha CLP 500 Repair

We have a CLP 500 which is at least 20 years old. It was working fine til we moved to a new house. Professional movers moved our belongings. When it was

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Jun 08, 2020

How To Balance Level Between Midi'd Yamaha CLP 340 Clavinova and Commodore MK10

Hello, My wife (a retired music teacher) has a Yamaha CLP 340 Clavinova. I have an old Commodore MK10 MIDI keyboard. THis does interface with the midi

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May 24, 2020

Yamaha MODX8 - HELP!!

Every time I hit the keys slightly hard during a performance or recording, it changes the reverb or parameters of the sound I'm recording and it's REALLY

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May 24, 2020

All of Clavinova Keys Not Working! No Sound.

Hi dears, I have a Yamaha psr a1000 keyboard from 2003 til now. This is working perfect but recently some of keys don’t work properly and in this case,

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May 24, 2020

Converting User Song to Audio on Yamaha DGX660

Have followed the instructions for this procedure but after approx 45 seconds it tells me the device is busy and stops playback/save process. Any suggestions

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May 24, 2020

Yamaha CLP-170 - Faint overtone/ringing/harmonic on note D3

When playing note D3 on my wife's 1 year-old CLP-170 there is a faint overtone or ringing or harmonic (not sure how to describe) that sounds along with

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May 24, 2020

Yamaha CLP 470 recording issue

HI, I am playing on a Yamaha CLP 470 and I try to record music: I bought a brand new USB device, but it is actually impossible to export recording on it.

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May 24, 2020

convert UK Yamaha Clavinova to US power input

I would like to convert my CLP-440, boutght in the UK, to run on US electrical grid. Currently I am running it off an external transformer. WHat do I need

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May 24, 2020

Trying to replace a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-560 pedal set with a set of from CLP 230

Hi, Thank you in advance with any help you could provide.. I recently acquired a Clavinova piano in perfect condition but with no pedals...Finding a used

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May 24, 2020

Pedal wire replacement for Yamaha CLP-260

I have acquired a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-260, but the pedal wire seems to have been chewed through by something. I can't seem to find a replacement. Does

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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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