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I want to connect a midi cable from a keyboard to the gt 4024

I can't find any documentation for midi support with the gt 4024. I would like to connect a yamaha psr-280 keyboard to the computer. How can I do this?

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If you are using a dell, Macintosh or a toshiba then the yamaha keyboard or mouse will just break i have had some expirence with it and i didnt have a clue what to do then i found this site and now i am using a dell computer and wireless mouse and keyboard. so i would not advize trying to conect the keyboard.

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