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I just hooked up my old amplifier to my turntable and started playing some vinyl. I'm getting an incredibly annoying static sound through the headphones I'm listening through, and I'm positive it's not the headphones. The static increases as the volume increases, and is very present. If I turn the amplifier to the FM setting, the static goes away. Any solutions would be INCREDIBLY appreciated. Thanks so much!

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Do as the first answer states. Make certain that the audio cables for the turntable are not laying over or close to any of the power cords. If you still have the problem, then the Phono amp circuit board in the receiver is going out. You can buy a external Phono pre-amp and plug it into the AUX input on the receiver.

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Make sure the ground wire from the turntable (they all have one) is grounded to the amp, also the turntable has to be connected to the phono input on the amp. Turntable cant connect to cd or aux. Only phono. Also check to see if there is dust and dirt built up on the needle. clean if needed. most likely a grounding issue

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