Aer you talking about the "false" key that operates the other one closer to the headjoint? If it is, then you could probably just bend it back into place, unless it's an expensive flute.
But you really shouldn't take my advice; I'm a 12-year-old who has been playing the flute for only three years and has never seen a Yamaha flute up close.
sounds like your missing a cork on that key, those keys usually have a pretty thick piece of cork on them, and if they are missing they tend to go way too far down and click the body of the flute, this is very easy to fix and shouldnt be more than a few dollars to fix for a woodwind repair tech.
Wow, you pressed it too hard man! It explains your left hand pain problem!
I used to press my Yamaha 211 real hard when I was little, until my teacher warned me that if I didn't start press softly my fingers would be crippled soon.
It's better you let the repair-tech do it, if you have to do it yourself, you must press the C# keycup with finger, and then bend the C-key with pliers, bend just a little and gently and slowly, too much may cause problem to C# keycup.
Thank you Micron. The shaft is not rotating and the flute was fully serviced by a renown technician less than a month ago.
So I jammed my thumb under the touch and easily raised it to about 2 mm and is now OK.
Now, I did not apply too much pressure to the small keys to bend it back into position, so it looks like the touch can be easily bent by excess pressure.
krosskuntryrunner said in this thread that this touch should have a cork under it; there is no cork there and it does not look that there was any ever before. Is it correct? Should I have a cork installed so that I do note bend it again?
I know I apply too much pressure and this has also damaged my left hand. I have to correct it but in the meantime, a cork there could help in my case?
Thanks you all. The keys on the YFL674 are not silver but nickelplated, but easy to bend anyway.
I must work on the pressure issue urgently. I played yesterday the presto of Telemann Fantasia 12 (played not so much Presto, BTW) in the evening and by night my hand ached again, worst than before. Now I am writing with one hand only as typing also hurts.
I have to play on Friday at a wedding, but it is a short and slow piece in duet and I hope I will be able to do it. Then we have holidays until April 5 so I will have some time to rest.
The worst seems to be this Telemann Fantasias; before them I never had problems in many years practice, never bent a key or damaged a pad. Now they are destroying my flute and crippling my hand!
JJK. Sorry to be blaming poor Telemann of my bad technique