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Yamaha P150 is on constant sustain w/o the pedal attached #1440941
05/21/10 11:44 AM
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Just bought this and it worked fine at the guy's house. I must have accidently pressed a combination of buttons after turning it on because it now is on constant sustain. Downloaded the pdf manual but can't find the solution. Tried holding down different Reverb and Modulation buttons while lowering the CS lever but that only affects the "Effects" settings. Does anyone know if there's a way to reset the P150 to its factory settings? Or is there a combination of buttons that will stop the sustain? It's driving me nuts. As I say, the sustain pedal is not plugged in. I've tried plugging it in and pressing it but it has no effect. I've written Yamaha tech support but have not received a response as yet. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Yamaha P150 is on constant sustain w/o the pedal attached [Re: errantknight] #1440945
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Re: Yamaha P150 is on constant sustain w/o the pedal attached [Re: errantknight] #1440954
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You can change the "polarity" of the sustain pedal. Some pedals are normally open some are normally closed. You need to flip the setting or simply plug in a pedal that has a polarity switch. (With your curent setting a normal Yamaha pedal would work in reverse.) Sorry don't have the manual here.

Re: Yamaha P150 is on constant sustain w/o the pedal attached [Re: ChrisA] #1441327
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Try pressing down, and holding the sustain pedal, while turning the power on.
On some keyboards, this can reverse the operation of the pedal.


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Re: Yamaha P150 is on constant sustain w/o the pedal attached [Re: R0B] #1441335
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I'm very surprised no one has expressed this, but might I suggest a factory initialization, which should restore the instrument to default values and correct the sustain pedal issue...

From the P-150 Manual, Page 56.

To Initialize

The Initialize feature lets you restore the initial factory default
settings with a quick and simple operation.
Before initializing the settings, make sure to first offload any
data that you want to save using the Bulk Dump operation.
Otherwise, the Voice and Performance data you have
created will be lost permanently.
INITIALIZING THE DEFAULT SETTINGS
1. Press the [POWER] switch to turn off the
power.
2. To initialize all the default settings, hold
both the [MIDI] and [EDIT] buttons, then
press the [POWER] switch to turn on the
power while holding the buttons.

I hope this helps,

Snazzy


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Re: Yamaha P150 is on constant sustain w/o the pedal attached [Re: snazzyplayer] #1441508
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Originally Posted by snazzyplayer
I'm very surprised no one has expressed this, but might I suggest a factory initialization...

Uh, snakechaser did in the very first response to the OP. The link takes you right to the procedure.

Re: Yamaha P150 is on constant sustain w/o the pedal attached [Re: dewster] #1441514
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Originally Posted by dewster
Originally Posted by snazzyplayer
I'm very surprised no one has expressed this, but might I suggest a factory initialization...

Uh, snakechaser did in the very first response to the OP. The link takes you right to the procedure.



Uh, what is snakechaser....the "Duke of URL"? grin

Informing people where a link takes them, is common courtesy on a public forum...I. as well as many others, do not just open a link without knowing it's destination.

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Re: Yamaha P150 is on constant sustain w/o the pedal attached [Re: snazzyplayer] #1441518
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Well, errantknight is the one in need of help, so I guess it isn't that much of a risk or a possible waste of time to open a link which is obviously from the yamaha site itself, and not some vague virus link like "www.reset-your-p150-in-two-seconds.com".

I don't want to be annoying or anything else, I think we both had and have the intention of helping each other here. I could have introduced the url yes, but I don't like the suggestion of not being courteous.

Re: Yamaha P150 is on constant sustain w/o the pedal attached [Re: snakechaser] #1441523
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Originally Posted by snakechaser
Well, errantknight is the one in need of help, so I guess it isn't that much of a risk or a possible waste of time to open a link which is obviously from the yamaha site itself, and not some vague virus link like "www.reset-your-p150-in-two-seconds.com".

I don't want to be annoying or anything else, I think we both had and have the intention of helping each other here. I could have introduced the url yes, but I don't like the suggestion of not being courteous.


My apologies, snakechaser...I didn't mean to offend you in particular, but introducing where a URL takes you is generally considered good "netiquette" on a public forum...in any case, hopefully we will hear that the initialization procedure has fixed the problem.

Snazzy


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Re: Yamaha P150 is on constant sustain w/o the pedal attache [Re: snazzyplayer] #1444160
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I want to thank Snazzy and everyone else for your posts. After resetting the piano, reading through the manual, experimenting, reading posts, emails to Yamaha, I finally found the solution. I am sooooooooo stupid. Actually, just now, after reading Chris's post about the polarity of the sustain pedal, I took another look at the pedal. There wasn't a switch on it but when looking at the labels for the jacks I realized I had previously plugged in the foot pedal to the jack which said "Foot controller". I bent over to look behind at the labels for the jacks and for the one which said "Foot controller" it had a picture which didn't look like the sustain pedal. Then I looked (the piano is 8 inches from the wall so I have to look over the top of the piano to see the back, consequently everything is upside down) to the right at the series of jacks and there was a picture of the one labeled "Sustain". Previously, when I had first seen the jack for "Foot controller" I was so sure that was for the sustain that I completely blocked out all the other choices. By plugging the sustain pedal into the wrong jack, then unplugging it, it caused the sustain problem. I just plugged it into the right jack and, voila, the problem is solved. I doubt if this post will ever be of use to anyone that has a Yamaha P150 because the chances of anyone else on this planet being as stupid as I am are pretty slim. However, if I wasn't such an idiot I most likely would never have discovered this forum and all you wonderful people. About 25 years ago I taught myself how to play by buying sheet music and figuring it out, but picked up a lot of bad habits. After building up a repertoire of songs I liked I gradually lost interest. Now I'm starting all over and found a wonderful guy called Andrew Furmanczyk who gives free lessons online. Here's his site - http://www.howtoplaypiano.ca/ So I'm beginning anew with Andrew. Thanks again for all your help.

Re: Yamaha P150 is on constant sustain w/o the pedal attache [Re: errantknight] #1444197
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Originally Posted by errantknight
Now I'm starting all over and found a wonderful guy called Andrew Furmanczyk who gives free lessons online.

I wonder how Andrew can give lessons away for free when he obviously must have one heck of a mousse bill! smile

OK, now that I got that snark off my chest I'm going over there to give it a closer look...


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