When it comes to cleaning your If you have been looking for a very economical, yet sophisticated alternative, to expensive ducky keyboard, the Yamaha YPT Keyboard is definitely one of the best choices out there. there are many methods that can be used, some harder and more effective than others. The easiest method is the Shake Method. It is so easy that you can do it right now. Pick up your 60 percent keyboard, turn it over being careful not to press any keys, and shake it. See all of that stuff fall out? It is dirtier than you thought, isn’t it? You can use one of the following methods to clean it further.
The Blow Method – You can buy cans of pressurized air at the computer department or computer store which are made especially for cleaning your computer. They usually have either a hose and nozzle or a tube extending from the nozzle. Hold the keyboard up vertically (that means that end of the 60 percent keyboard is up and the other end is down), aim towards the keys and press the button. Keep blowing until all of the debris is blown out. Be sure to get around and in between all of the keys. This can be done with the computer on, but it is better if it is off so that you do not have to worry about pressing the keys and coming up with a page.
The Vacuum Method – This is just like the Blow Method except that a vacuum is used instead of a can of pressurized air. It is quite simple. Just turn the vacuum on, pull out the hose, and run the nozzle over the keys. Before doing this make sure your keyboard does not have any loose pop off keys that could be sucked into the vacuum.
The Cotton Ball Method – This can be done in addition to the above methods and in lieu of the following methods. Take a cotton ball or cloth and wet it with rubbing alcohol. It should not be so wet that the alcohol runs down into the cracks of the keyboard. Wipe the tops and sides of the keys.
The Dishwasher Method – I hesitate to tell about this method because there is the possibility that it could fry your keyboard. When I had less experience with computers, I dunked my keyboard in a sink full of water to clean it. It did work afterwards, so I don’t doubt those who say this method will not mess up your keyboard, but if it does, don’t complain to me. I warned you. If your keyboard is not the standard membrane type of keyboard or if it is on a laptop, do not even think of trying this.
This is how you do it. Unplug the keyboard and place it face down in an empty dishwasher. Do not disassemble the keyboard and do not put it in a dishwasher that has dirty dishes in it. Some say to add soap, some say not to. Run the dishwasher through a regular cycle. Take the keyboard out, shake the water out, and stand it on end until it is completely dry (this may take several days). If it does not work after doing this, it may not be dry. Let it stand another week and try it again. If it still does not work, I warned you.
The Disassembly Method – This is the most thorough method, but it should not be done on laptop keyboards or non-standard non-membrane keyboards.
Turn off the computer and unplug the keyboard. Turn the keyboard upside down. You may want to get two books or short boards to place the keyboard on. Position them so that they hold up the keyboard on the edges when it is turned over. This should leave the keys dangling and not touching the books or the floor. This is especially needed when the keyboard’s back is off; otherwise the keys will be lifted out of their position by the floor (or whatever surface it is laying on.
Not only is this keyboard manufactured by a world leader in keyboards and music equipment, it also has a completely revamped design that never sacrifices sound quality. Keyboardists and pianists across the globe know for a fact that when you need to sit down and play seriously, you don’t grab just any keyboard. You sit down and do some serious playing on a Yamaha keyboard.
The Yamaha YPT Keyboard is considered a milestone in Yamaha technology, because the manufacturer was able to bring a high quality keyboard to the market for less than $200.
It is common for high quality keyboard to cost more than $400; a keyboard that has UWS (ultra wide stereo) and built-in educational software is a real gem if it costs less than $400. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced pianist, the YPT Keyboard is a good choice, because it is compact and light, and it can definitely fit in the smallest of apartments.
The X-style brace will help stabilize the keyboard for long periods of time, and as long as you’ve put together the brace properly, it will remain sturdy for many years to come. One of the best things about the YPT Keyboard package is the genuine Yamaha closed-cup headphones.
Yamaha headphones are usually very expensive, but the manufacturer has chosen to include one pair in the package so you can really listen and immerse yourself in your music. The closed-cup headphones will be a real boon, especially if you don’t want your neighbors, or even people in your own house, to hear what you’re playing (especially at night !!!