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 Tomafire@gmail.com
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Re: Tone arm pushing towards the cent or the record
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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You will need to get to the underside of the turntable. There you should find that the arm when it gets to the centre of the record it will push on a switch. This switch might be out of position or just get stuck by grease or dirt. Correcting it should solve the problem.
Usually there is a hole towards the back of where the tonearm is mounted that adjusts the set down area. Be aware that some have two holes one for set down and one for pick up of tonearm. These can be adjusted with a flat blade screwdriver. Check and see with a good flashlight. Adjust slowly and check to make sure you are turning it in the correct direction.
There is a switch just under the tone arm. When the tone arm moves towards the centre it slowly pushes two copper strips together. When they meet it starts the motor to eject the record. If you can't Cancel the record with the cancel button then that is a different problem, otherwise you can adjust the trip switch by inserting a 7mm spanner down the hole to the right of the tone arm post.
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
there is a switch that cuts off the signal when the tone arm docks.check the wiring is not broken inside and that the switch is ok.typically,red green white black red and white are plus and left ground is green and right ground is black.the collar that screws on to the head unit has 4 pins.make sure the contacts are clean.measure the wires one at a time from the tone arm to the rca plugs on the back.the green and black go to the outside collars,and the red and white go to the center pin of the rca plugs
I got it partially fixed. The black wire from the tone arm was broken so that been solder back on place nd the rca also the song is playing foward on channel 1 only, thats a start! New problem accuring now! Can't use that table to scarch now caus every time i do so the song goes foward only??? No back and forth in the sound??? I'll get a new tone arm and it should get everything better!
Balancing the tone arm is a two step process. Set the needle weight adjustment to zero(0) and make sure that the tone arm is balanced. It should rest horizontally without touching anything. Next, set the needle weight (usually 1.5 grams). Both adjustments should be on the rear of the tone arm. That should cause the tone arm to drop toward the record and have the correct pressure for the needle. Also, check the anti-skate adjustment. If that is off, the behavior you describe will occur as well.
On some record players there is an adjusting screw at the back of the
tone arm that adjusts the tone arm drop in location but I don't think
it will adjust the pick up point. That is controled by a steel
rod under the record player deck that moves over and pushes a little
trip lever near the center of the platter so that a gear is engauged
and the end of record cycle is started. I'm not sure but you may
be able to find an adjustment under the deck that is near the rotation
point of the tone arm that will adjust that rod so that it will pickup
later. Hope this helps some.
It's a bit after Jim's post, however I had what appears to have been the same problem with my LX770 after it had been stored in the loft for quite a few years.
I found the problem to be caused by the tone arm mechanisms stalling - The band that was associated with lifting the arm had turned to a black gunge and was not allowing the motor to rotate, also the motor associated with moving the arm backwards and forwards was struggling to turn.
I cleaned the tone lifting pulleys and replaced with a small elastic band (for a temporary fix). This was a little fiddly as you have to take off a spring and a couple of gears to get the new band in place. I cleaned the runners and cleaned off the grease on the worm gears associated with the arm tracking (as I suspected it may be more viscus than originally installed), lightly oiled the tone arm tracking gears. It still seamed to take an amount of helping the tracking arm gears until they were able to move freely. With the tone arm mechanisms working properly the whole unit now seams to be working.
Top tips if you attempt this:
WARNING - If the unit is plugged in, the transformer and high voltage wires are live regardless of whether the on button is on or off on the front of the record deck. PLEASE do not take any of my comments as recommendation you should ever do anything with the unit plugged in!
Remove the little stylus carrier before you start taking the player to pieces - saves damaging it!
Remove the record mat and aluminium platter before turning the unit upside down.
Manually push the tone arm to about 0.5cm from its furthest travel - so you can remove the tone arm mechanism plate. May be a little stiff as the wires have to slide of the pulleys for the tone arm to be pushed.
To access the tone arm mechanisms, remove the main bottom plate (and greasy spring), then undo the screws which hold on the rear undertray. With the decks buttons toward you, you should then be able to lift the rear tray slightly and tilt the tray towards you to expose the tone arm mechanisms.
You shouldn't need to remove the circuit board with the control buttons on the front of the unit.
After getting it going, I found that I needed a Phono preamp to get the signal strength necessary to use the deck for transferring vinyl to my PC.