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Tone arm pushing towards the cent or the record

The tone arm on my mk5s is being pushed towads the middle. i dont know i use serato and it tell sme bad table vibration. changed platter, needles everythign. it still pushing. when i release it from the lock it moves towards the center a lil like it is out of timing or something. if you know whats wrong please email me and let me know something. Thanks
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Your tonearm is either damaged, or your anti-skate is not set properly. It should be set to ZERO. Take a look at this video for some assistance...- OPTiC.
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Anodising can be done in various colours and finishes. Steel can be chrome plated, shiny or dull, and also plated with other coloured finishes such as cadmium.

The tone arm in this photo of the SL-1200Mk2 looks to be chromed, which means it is steel. To find out use a small magnet at the midway point to see if an attraction can be felt.

http://www.mds975.co.uk/images/vinyl_heaven/sl-1210_04.jpg

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Hi, they are not an auto start model turntable. To start lift tone arm off rest and move into position at start of record. It will automatically lift and return to rest as well as shut off at end of record. cheers john ,, Styluscity.com

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If this does not help, see if the tone arm manual lift handle is operational and fully released when the arm sits on the record.

Another possible cause are the tone arm position sensors inside the unit.

Hope you can fix it.

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B. Are you using the cueing lever to lift the tone arm before you place it on the record? Read the instructions to see where the cuing lever is (it's a little switch on the right side of the tone arm). When you lift it, the tone arm will lift up and allow you to position it wherever you want on a record, then you depress the lever to make the tone arm touch the record and being playing.
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