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Linear Tracking Turntable adjustments

I have a Carrera LT-120 Turntable that is working, but it is not dropping the needle at the right place ( at start and all other tracks )

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  • Robert Rankin Feb 14, 2012

    Any idea on how to adjust it si it drops the needle in the right spot?

  • Robert Rankin Mar 23, 2014

    I took it apart and found the problem and fixed it. It is working "good as new"!

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I have the service manual for the LT-120 which explains how to do that. There are explanations with diagrams, etc. that won't help without your being able to see them.

Posted on Jul 06, 2012

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SOURCE: problem with technics SL-L20 linear tracking turntable

Not sure what your question is? Linear tracking turntables also have an assortment of gears and pulleys which make it function correctly. Sometimes the drive belt will break, other times, the gears will crack. You will have to open her up, and take a look inside to see if there are any components which are damaged. There may also be grease applied to the gears, which might also be preventing it from moving properly.

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Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Sony PS-LX500 Linear tracking turntable

I think it's kind of cheap to ask someone to pay $10 for an answer to one question. Sheesh!
I haven't gotten the answer yet, but a local stereo store pointed me in the right direction. Thanks anyway.

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Tom

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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SOURCE: turntable starts playing record middle 1st song

The tonearm lift is no longer level as it should be and the arm is sliding along it under gravity as the arm lowers to the record. Has it received a knock?

Have a close look to see whether it has been tilted slightly. That would be enough to give the problem.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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It would appear this is a belt drive turntable - here's a link to a site where you can order a replacement, although you may be able to find a cheaper one.

http://www.elexatelier.com/panasonic.htm

Hope this helps!

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SOURCE: Changing the belt on a Technics SL-3 (Linear tracking) turntable

Instructions on installation of your drive belt - this also applies to other brands as well - however this belt is only for the Technics models listed above:

  1. Remove the turntable platter off from the turntable
  2. Remove the old/damage belt
  3. Wrap the new belt underneath the turntable platter - you will see a small lip on the bottom of the platter. Wrap the belt around this lip.
  4. Put the platter back on the turntable
  5. The turntable platter will have small holes, rotate the platter until you see the motor, and the motor shaft.
  6. Pinch the belt, so that it wraps around the motor shaft
  7. Turn on and enjoy!


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