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Sony turntable runs slow approx 30 rpm.

Cheapo old all in one midi size unit. bit to good to bin but deck runs slightly slow at both 33 and 45. only leads are from pcb and are power and phono leads from cartridge. thought there would be a small preset pot for adjustment...can't see one. Is all lost? Thanks

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  • phonobius Oct 27, 2008

    Amazing!! Fixed my own problem. After reading this site though! Turns out adjustment pot is located inside the actual motor, accessed via small hole, covered by rubber dust cover, in base of motor unit. Great, another bit of kit saved from the bin. Now it's running at the right speed can happily donate it to local charity shop. Result.  


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this turntable absolutely came with a ground wire that must connect to the gnd connection on the amp. maybe it got torn off or something but there should be clues on the back of the turntable as to what happened to it.

once the lead is found it must be connected to the amp gnd connect to get rid of the hum. this might require someone with soldering skilz or what have you in order rig up a new wire.

a tech might have to remove the bottom and solder in a new wire if it is cut or ripped off at the housing. This is common as people forget to unhook the gnd wire from the amp when moving things around.

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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.

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