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ARM WON'T STAY ON RECORD
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
See what type of cartridge is installed in the arm. Manufacturers use common cartridges in turntables, such as Stanton, Shure etc. Detach the head shell from the arm (it usually slips right off via a locking ring and four-pin mini plug) Look for the manufacturer and model number on the cartridge. No need to remove it from the head shell. On most modern cartridges, the stylus (as they are called, rather than the needle) simply slips off and on. No need to remove the entire cartridge (via screws) and re-align it. In fact, many DJs bring a set spare cartridges and styli on a gig, already mounted in head shells, and simply interchange them as needed. When you have the make and model of the cartridge, go to Radio Shack or use their website to order a new one...or two. Or go to Google and enter "phono stylus" as your search term. You will find reasonably priced styli for nearly every cartridge imaginable. I operate 50 year-old turntables and am able to find replacement cartridges and styli on line. Ebay also has a number of listings, by make and model of the cartridge. When the new stylus arrives, observe how easily the old one comes out of the cartridge- usually pull and slide - and slide the new one in. Re-insert the head shell on the arm, tighten the locking ring, and you're good to spin!
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
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.
Hope this helps some.
Digital Analog Therapy
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
Just guessing, but it sounds like you haven't counterbalanced your tone arm. When a tone arm skips, it's usually because there's too much counter weight on the rear of the tone arm. You want between 3-5 grams, but first you have to calibrate your tone arm (balance it so you know where zero is). If you don't know how to do this, refer to the Ion directions called "Tonearm Setup" in the instructions.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
There can be a number of reasons for this.
Have you checked that the stylus tip has not broken off? this is a common cause and will require a new stylus.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
You might need to apply more pressure to the stylus. There should be a weight on the end of the arm, it should have a control to move it up and down. The only other thing is the stylus damaged from transit?
Posted on Feb 02, 2010
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