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JVC LA -55 turntable is skipping

Hi all -- I got a JVC LA-55 turntable at goodwill for $15. Bought a new headshell and cartridge, and it was working fine until i moved it to a new location. Now it just kept skipping no matter counter weight or anti-skating is set at. I added more weight to the headshell,which helps somewhat but still skipps. I checked whether the table is level which it isnt so I shimmed it with card stock paper. But it still skips.  Any advice?? 

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  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    Numark TT1510 Turntable------- I bought two of these off craigslist for pretty cheap they work but both seem like they are warped every vinyl i put down sounds flangy help me out!



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Same turntable. same problem. I have tried 3 different cartridges on it. did you fiqure yours out yet?

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

  • albert87 Jun 15, 2009

    Figured it out!
    There are two little screws on the side of the arm by the counter weight. Just loosen each off about 1/2 a turn. No more skips.


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It sounds as if the cartridge has been dislodged on the end of the tone arm Have you tried setting up the cartridge alignment. A badly aligned cartridge will cause exactly this problem.

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