Hi everyone at MidiBuddy, i'm new here and i desperately need help! I have recently bought a yamaha psr2000 keyboard. i want to connect it to my PC and use it with programs such as cakewalk sonar or proaudio or fruityloops (i have all of them). since i have not yet done this i dont know the possibilities, for example does the keyboard play midi from the pc or does the pc play the keyboard or both? anyways this is not the main problem. The main problem is that no midi data is sent from my keyboard to the pc, in fact i think it is not even recognized by the pc. i read a full thread of messages in this site about someone with a similar problem, but in the end the guy's mistake turned out to be connecting the IN to IN rahter than IN to OUT. which is a common mistake as i've heard. but I HAVE NOT MADE THAT MISTAKE. 1.actually my midi cable doesnt have IN or OUT labels. but i have tried swithing them with every change i have made. 2.my keyboard's manual doesnt say ANYTHING about the midi-gameport cable i have, instead it suggests midi-usb or other cables that dont look like mine. but my cable looks like the ones i have seen on help sites on the net, so i think it should be possible to use it. if anyone out there knows for sure that it is not possible PLEASE TELL me to stop wasting my time! 3. the equencing softwares i mentioned dont recognize my keyboard. and they also tell me that "Game compatible device" does not support the current file format or is being used by another program (but it's not). now the questions: i have tried all the options in sontrol panel and in the sequencing software. my motherboard's soundcard is disabled so it doesnt interfere with the main soundcard(or does it? u tell me) i downloaded "instrument definitions" for the yamaha psr2000 (does the problem have anything to do with that?) maybe everytime i switch the midi IN and OUT (cuz they dont have labels) i have to restart the computer? how do i know wheter the computer has recognized my keyboard or not? do i need any special drivers for my soundcard, gameport, keyboard? i think the name of my soundcard is C-Media. sorry for making this long i just wanted to say that i have already tried everything i have read in FAQ's, forums, helps, troubleshooters, etc.!