Yamaha YPT-300 61-key touch sensitive portable keyboard, released in 2005.

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"E" key and 3rd black key is not working.

my Yamaha has 2 keys that are not working in every octave they are out. they are the "E" key and the 3rd. black key.. all the way across the board. Can someone tell me what's wrong?

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Here is an image of the relevant part of the circuit which affects the E key. I think, not being a musician, that it also affects the "3rd" black key as well as they share the exact same wiring path up to the keys.

They are both 'powered' by the same 3.3V DC supply rail fed from 10K Resistor(s) R838 pins 5 and 7. This power feeds into the MicroProcessor (CPU) and also through the keyboard and back into the decoder.

The circuit path through to the keyboard is the most likely area of the problem as it passes through two connectors to get to the keyboard.

You need to check that the 3.3V DC is available at pins 5 & 7 of Resistor 838 on the DMLCD board and that the appropriate wires on the CN831 connector and CN1 connector are not loose and that the connectors are inserted properly, especially as the wires are at one end of the connectors so it might not be inserted 'straight'.

The circuit that you should test is from the DMLCD board Resistor 838 resistors pins 5 & 7 to connector CN831 wires 11&12 which go to 61H Board (on the keyboard itself) connector CN1 wires N24 & N14. From there it is multipled through all the E keys and 3rd black keys and then out to the decoder. The wiring to the decoder is 'shared' by the other notes so it is alright as they are working.

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Click on the image to enlarge for better viewing. Look on left of diagram, to the right of label DMLCD to find the R838 resistor stack then follow down through the connector to the connector directly below.

Here is a link to the service manual for your Yamaha YPT-300 (also known as PRS E303).

This manual should assist you in the dismantling of your unit. Like all service manuals it has everything you need to know about your instrument.

When the sentence below the Document preview box changes from This file is downloadable free of charge:...processing to This file is downloadable free of charge: Get Manual, click on the Get Manual to download the file. Be patient it takes a few minutes to find the file.


Hopefully this is of some help.

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