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Turntable turns, but there's no sound.

When I had a surround sound system installed a year ago, the turntable worked fine. It stopped working a couple months later. I've checked that all the cables are still securely in place. The red and white cables are attached to a pre-amp, which in turn is plugged into the aux ports on my receiver. But there is no sound when the turntable and receiver are on. It turns, but that's all. Could it be a problem with the cables? The stylus? Or is the turntable just "dead"?
I have a Technics SL-BD20

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Well, the motor itself is completely separate from the sound. The path of the sound is basically

Styli -> Cartridge -> Tonearm -> RCA Cables -> Input Source

I would say start from the beginning. Check your stylus. If it's ok, then that means your Cartridge is probably ok. Make sure you have a secure connection from the tonearm to the cartridge assembly.

There really isn't much else to it.

If you cannot get it to work, I would suggest taking it to a service center for assistance.

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Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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