Yamaha

I’ve been repairing Yamaha electronic musical instruments for longer than seems possible! 
In fact since Yamaha’s first electronic organs and most products since then.
As a “claim to fame” I was twice offered the job of Chief Engineer but it meant moving to Milton Keynes and not ever working on any other makes – so both times I declined.

Repairs carried out to many of Yamaha’s home keyboards, professional keyboards, Clavinovas, pre-Clavinova digital and electronic pianos and some synths.

I might consider repairing a Yamaha organ with smoke coming out (yes, it does happen!) but in general I’ve stopped doing organ repairs.

Some floppy disk drives (FDD units) can be supplied or repaired.

Some spares and service manuals can also be supplied.

Warranty repairs – contact  the Dealer who supplied the product.

For non-warranty i.e. out of guarantee repairs you can contact me direct.
Please always provide the model number and a description of the fault or faults.

NOTE:  for Clavinova products with sticky or sticking keys, keys stuck or sticking down … see the special page about this.

Clavinovas with noisy keys – thud/rattly when released – get the model number before ringing
If one of the early graded hammer piano actions in ranges of CLP and CVP it can be fixed very successfully and will be miles quieter than it was when it was new!

Clavinovas with bouncy keys and/or keys hanging low – get the model number before ringing
If many keys affected it would be best to replace the action which would effectively be like having a new piano and cost not much more than a major refurb job

Info about INSURANCE CLAIMS on Home page.

IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING REPAIRS AND “SERVICING”
Modern electronic pianos, keyboards etc. do NOT need servicing
Is your piano or keyboard playing ok? Then it does NOT need anything doing to it.
If anyone recommended servicing my electronic piano, as opposed to just repairing it,
I wouldn’t let them. I know these products only need attention when they go wrong.
It is a waste of money to have all your piano’s contacts cleaned or changed if it’s playing normally apart from a couple of notes.
It is standard practice for me to vacuum out the muck and fluff that accumulates inside.
It costs almost nothing to do and lessens the chance of more contact problems but it is not necessary to replace contacts or contact boards unless there is bad corrosion from a spillage.
It is wrong to charge people for something which doesn’t need doing.
As the saying goes “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!”

Many of my customers have said that their music shop told them their piano or keyboard could not be repaired. Owners of Technics pianos usually get told this when trying to find an engineer or technician who repairs Technics.
Music shops who do not carry out repairs are not really able to advise on repairs.
You would be better advised by someone like myself who is only a repairer because,
unlike a shop, I won’t try to sell you a new one!

DISCLAIMERS
Goods here for repair are at your own risk entirely as they are not insured for any eventuality.
Goods here for repair will be sold or disposed of if there has been no word from the owner for 6 months.

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