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Without any other information (and assuming you've checked to make sure there is power to the turntable and that it is turned on), the likely culprit is the belt drive of your turntable. Most, but not all, turntables have a "belt" that looks like a big rubber band on the underside of the turntable that connects the turntable itself to the drive motor. If the band has slipped out of place, stretched too far from age or usage, or broken, the turntable won't turn. To find out if this is your problem, gently lift the "platter" straight up (it should easily slide back into place) and visually see if the "rubber band" is in place. If it is stretched too far or broken, a new one should be availble form Teac or your local electronics supplier. If, by chance, you have a direct-drive turntable (unlikely), the problem will probably need professional work.

Good luck and please let me know if this helps!
Bob

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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If so, you probably have the turntable connected to the wrong type of input or you have the wrong type of turntable for the type of input you have on the receiver.

Older turntables have a very, very low level of audio output which requires an input that has much more gain than the normal type of audio input on a receiver.

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I hope this helps you to figure out what your problem is, if you need more help don't hesitate to reply to this post. I will get back to you as soon as I am able.

If this was helpful for you a "FixYa!" rating would be appropriate and very much appreciated, after all, it is the only reward we get for helping people like yourself for free.

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