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I've just set up my Technics SL D212 turntable after moving house. It keeps skidding across records. I've tried the usual adjustments and leveled the turntable. Any clues?

Technics SL D212 skidding after moving house. Have tried balancing tone arm, adjusting the tone arm lift down, and levelling the turntable.

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Try the weight adjustment. If it slid all the way back, that's likely your problem

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Please make 100% certain the needle is still in place... To test this *GENTLY* rub your fingertip over it and you should hear noise from the speakers when you do. If there is NO noise then there is likely no needle.
Did you put the protective device on the needle/arm for the move? Is it still on there?
Sorry Mate, that the only thing I've got to help....

Posted on Feb 22, 2012

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    rjmcfarlane Feb 22, 2012

    Thanks for the helpful thoughts. It sounds like the needle IS there. No, I dodn't put on the protective device, so I don't have the problem of it being there, but maybe it would have prevented this. Although I am neurotic about packaging, and moved it in the original box & styrofoam from circa 1981. Maybe it needs a whole new stylus? (I tried removing it and reseating it, just to see.)

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    Billy Davis Dec 31, 2016

    Try the weight adjustment

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Look up the recommended tracking force for your cartridge/stylus.

Unplug the power to the turntable.
Using the tonearm elevation control, raise the tonearm.
Manually move the tonearm in toward the platter.
Manually rotate the platter ClockWise a few turns to disengage any cueing mechanisms.
Set the Direct Readout Stylus Pressure to 0.
Disengage the tonearm elevation control. The tonearm will either float or drop. This is why we have no power, just in case it hits the platter.
Adjust the counterweight until the tonearm floats exactly horizontal. Use the flat portion of the tonarm rest as a gauge.
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Dial in the prescribed tracking force on the Direct Readout Stylus Pressure control. Play records.

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Actually, this sounds like the needle is damaged. Make sure there is a tip on there. Just because it's new, does not mean it is not damaged. Sometimes end-users improperly handle the stylus/needle when installing.

If you are 100% certain that the stylus is ok, then the anti-skate needs to be set correctly. Generally, leaving it on 0 (zero) is ok to start. Then try and balance your tonearm according to THESE INSTRUCTIONS. These instructions apply to most turntables. The fundamentals are the same for all turntables in that you need to balance (float) your tonearm for optimal use.

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above video should help. if your platter is "stuck" then call them for tips. also make sure it does NOT say "direct drive" on the front of the unit.

presuming you are talking about the SL-H350 as in the body not the SL-DZ1200 as in the title

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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