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You have two choices, 1 disassemble it yourself(screws on the bottom side) or send it in to be repaired. 2 Here is the recommended place in the U.S. :http://www.patchmanmusic.com/repairs.html Unfortunately they will not ship outside the States. Any good Yamaha dealer should be able to help you though. It is not easy to do yourself unless you have some experience.

Yamaha WX5 Midi... | Answered on Jul 07, 2017

Please consult your manual again. The velocity and breath pressure are adjustable. The procedures and location of the switches and potentiometers are described in the manual.

Yamaha WX5 Midi... | Answered on May 15, 2014

Please have a look at the instruction manual again. The 8ve keys are assignable/editable for up or down. You can change the range of the scale this way. I own a WX7 and a WX5. They both work this way.

Yamaha WX5 Midi... | Answered on May 15, 2014

It must have been dropped. Look to see if one side is bent so as to pinch the key. Gently pry it until it moves. Add lubricant if needed

Yamaha WX5 Midi... | Answered on Nov 26, 2013

As an electrical engineer, I suspect that one end of the resistance element or the voltage supplied to it is broken. This could be a broken circuit trace on a board or failure of the pitch wheel pot. This is iff the device has a center tapped pot. IF IT DOESN"T (schematics are hard to find on this) then the bias setting for the pitch wheel may be wrong. First thing would be to look if the the wheel has slipped on the control shaft.

Yamaha WX5 Midi... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011

Reread your manual pages 14 and 15. Note page 14 tells you that "When using a monophonic tone generator such as the VL70m, the Normal Hold and Follow Hold functions CANNOT be used." I have both the WX5 and WX7. I also have both the VL70m and the WT11. The VL70m has a lot of better sounds, is editable and has better effects the WT11 allows you to use both follow modes. Any polyphonic midi keyboard with a midi in jack will allow you to use the follow modes. Read the directions on page 9 of your WX5 manual to hook your WX5 to the keyboard. Set your keyboard to receive all midi channels. I think it is Omni On, Poly. Hope this helps.

Yamaha WX5 Midi... | Answered on Nov 06, 2010

Do the lights come on?
Have you tried the headphone output as well as the line output(s)?
Is the volume turned up?
Do you have it plugged in with the original Yamaha AC adaptor?
Owners manual in the link.

Yamaha Music | Answered on Nov 04, 2019

seems to be a standard acoustic setup to me. If it doesn't have all the string pins in it, you'll need to get some. you simply pull out the pin, put the string in, then wind it up on the machine heads (tuners) On this one you may need to put the strings through from the inside, I'm not sure about this particular model. I like a double wrap to start on the bass strings, but that's a choice I make. You could go with nylon strings, get ball end, they're easier to use than plain. It takes a bit of know how to do plain, thy have to be wrapped just right on the pins.

Yamaha Music | Answered on Nov 02, 2019

You may find one if you google it.

Yamaha Music | Answered on Oct 27, 2019

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