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Looking for a Yamaha DKC100r Disklavier

  • 1.  Looking for a Yamaha DKC100r Disklavier

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 03-28-2021 16:40
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    Hi all, I'm looking for a Yamaha DKC100r control unit for a Yamaha Disklavier from the 90's.  More specifically I need the disk drive for the unit.  Thanks!


  • 2.  RE: Looking for a Yamaha DKC100r Disklavier

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 03-28-2021 16:46
    Good luck finding one that works. Somebody could start a cottage industry repairing these disk drives and make a small fortune. You might try getting some canned air and blast it out. I have a client who has one of the first Yamaha players with a huge floor unit that runs it. He's got a floppy drive unit in it which didn't work. He emailed me to say he got it to work after spraying the dust out of it. Worth a try.. Dust can cover the lens.

    Paul Mccloud
    San Diego



    Matteo Crudo


    Hi all, I'm looking for a Yamaha DKC100r control unit for a Yamaha Disklavier from the 90's. More specifically I need the disk drive for the unit. Thanks!
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  • 3.  RE: Looking for a Yamaha DKC100r Disklavier

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 03-28-2021 17:15
    Call Yamaha tech support: 714-522-9980. They pretty much have all those drives available. I frequently find myself replacing disk drives, floppy drives and having to have the older power supplies rebuilt. Yamaha has made a deal with TAP Electronics, (literally across the street from them), to do repairs an all Yamaha DKV units.

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    Geoff Sykes, RPT
    Los Angeles CA
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  • 4.  RE: Looking for a Yamaha DKC100r Disklavier

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 03-28-2021 21:59
    I just had two older DKV power supplies rebuilt by TAP Electronics.  They did a great job, however, they said that they have been swamped by the demand, and it took awhile.  And, for a replacement board that Yamaha used to sell for around $300, it now costs $700.  But the board is completely reconditioned when it comes back.  Both worked like a charm.   Clark

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    Clark Sprague
    Bowling Green OH
    [csprague4@gmail.com]
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  • 5.  RE: Looking for a Yamaha DKC100r Disklavier

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 03-28-2021 23:11
    Clark --

    The reason they are swamped is because about two years ago they had used all the available parts, worldwide, to make the power supply repairs to the MK2 and MK3. Yamaha finally re-engineered the parts needed for the repairs and went into production. It wasn't until October, 2020, that the new parts were actually available and TAP could acquire them and start making the required upgrades. All the original MK2 and MK3 power supplies are worn out and dying and will need to be upgraded to the new parts eventually. Fortunately, that's now possible. The floppy drives in the MK2 and MK3 units are also worn out and usually die about the same time as the power supplies. Fortunately, Yamaha still carries them. And yeah, the prices for Yamaha DKV parts can sometimes be exorbitantly high.

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    Geoff Sykes, RPT
    Los Angeles CA
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  • 6.  RE: Looking for a Yamaha DKC100r Disklavier

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 03-29-2021 10:01
    Thanks, Geoff!  It's always nice to know the whole story.  And, you are right, in that all these units are going to need replacement parts.  I am the only guy in my area to do this work, so the calls are increasing.    Floppy drives are still available, and this is a good thing for the customers, and us.   Thanks again.   Clark

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    Clark Sprague
    Bowling Green OH
    [csprague4@gmail.com]
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  • 7.  RE: Looking for a Yamaha DKC100r Disklavier

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 03-29-2021 10:47
    Thanks all this is fantastic to know!
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  • 8.  RE: Looking for a Yamaha DKC100r Disklavier

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 03-29-2021 11:00
    While I'm on the subject.  Anyone know if the control units are able to be upgraded? Swapped out for a wireless control unit, or even a cd reader?  
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  • 9.  RE: Looking for a Yamaha DKC100r Disklavier

    Posted 21 days ago
    Nalbantov: floppyusbemulator.com
    I just got rid of my (working) Floppy drive. Works fine.
    What is your solution?

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    Lukas Schlattmann
    Technical interested musician
    Ascheberg
    00491631630162
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