Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Reset your Yamaha keyboard

If you bought a Yamaha (musical) keyboard and messed with it so it doesn't do what it's been doing from the start (mine stopped playing the one-key chords), here's how to reset it to the factory default:

  • Switch it off
  • Keep the rightmost white key (the highest C) depressed
  • Switch it on again, holding the C depressed for about ten seconds.
Your keyboard will revert to factory settings. Works for most Yamaha keyboards.

Don't do this if you've saved songs, settings, etc. This technique is purely to return your Yamaha keyboard to the state it was in when you bought it.