Unsure what model/year but have 'MIMC 3000' on pick-up arm, also on player is, NR 1800 type2610 No459539 sign T1
The needle is missing the little diamond tip. Anyone help me with a replacement. rep.Ireland.
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Inside the turntable, find the point where the base of the tone arm goes through the top and inside. There is often an adjustment that controls the range of the tonearm. If it is an older TT, it likely got out of alignment. Adjust it so the arm moves freely, from the tonearm rest, to the end of the record, and picks up where it should (if it's semi-automatic at least). Best to use an old record you don't mind scratching as you do the adjustments. Every time it sticks you are damaging your records slightly.
The top arm that swings over the spindle will control the automatic return. Leave the unit off. Swing the overhead holding top arm over and manually load a record. Now switch the top arm over the niddle spindle. Make sure that the switch is set for 7", 10" or 12" (45, 78, or 33). Manually place the tonearm at the start of the record and flip switch to 'play' (not reject or auto). It should play the whole record and automatically eject at the end and then shut off. Leave the arm swung over the middle after you loaded the record. Good luck. Let me know if you have any more questions.
This is often a problem when you are using a 78 needle on a 45 or 33 record. Some needles can be flipped, so check to see if yours is able to flip between the 78 and 33 setting. If not, you may simply need a new one.
SOUNDS LIKE NEELDE BROKEN.TO TELL PUT FINGER UNDER NEEDLE PULL BACK FINGER GENTLEY AND YOU SHOULD FEEL A POINT ON THE END OF THE NEEDLE.IF NOT OR UNSURE SEE IF YOU CAN SEE THE END OF THE NEEDLE THERE SOULD BE A SAFIRE OR DIOMOND IN THE END OF IT THAT SITS ON THE RECORD IF NONE IS SEEN REPLACE NEEDLE.
HOPE THIS HELPS
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From your description it sounds like there is insufficient weight on the needle end of the pick up arm.
The pickup arm is very delicate in its balance at the "rear arm end" fulcrum.
This weight is adjustable to allow the needle to press on the music track to an exact pressure and it is adjustable so that this pressure does not damage the music track.
There should be a wheel type thingy at the rear end of the pickup arm.
This wheel is usually marked in Grams, and to make the needle end heavier to stop "skipping' you turn the wheel to wards the + sign.
This + sign means more weight on the needle.
There also should be a - sign, and the wheel, when turned in that direction, the weight on the needle is reduced.
You need to be aware that a needle really needs to exist in the cartridge as they can be broken off very easily and if there is no needle present there, then there is no way you will get any music from the turntable.
So check there really is a needle there...use a magnifying glass to see....
If thats OK then place the needle end of the pickup arm on to the record surface and turn the weight wheel until the needle just lifts from the record surtface.
Now that this stage has been received turn the weight wheel in the reverse direction by around 5-7 grams in the heavy + direction.
The needle should now be resting on the records surface and not lifting at all.
It should play like this,,,BUT please ensure the record player is on a perfectly flat surface the
needle wont work on any incline at all...
If you turn the amp on in the phono switch position and carefully hold the needle over the record and touch the needle with your finger you should get a scratchy sound from the speakers.....
This is a basic test to ensure the amplifier and all the wiring is in place and doing its job..
Im Sorry you had a run around from the repair company but some of them are not interested in repair work any more they just want to sell new hardware...
It pays to ask if they are Pepared to repair stuff for you , then get a commitment of a reasonable repair date and time in writing.
If this date and time is exceeded then you dont have to pay for the repairs do you??
As they have missed the service level agreement you had with them for the reapir date and time..
On some record players there is an adjusting screw at the back of the
tone arm that adjusts the tone arm drop in location but I don't think
it will adjust the pick up point. That is controled by a steel
rod under the record player deck that moves over and pushes a little
trip lever near the center of the platter so that a gear is engauged
and the end of record cycle is started. I'm not sure but you may
be able to find an adjustment under the deck that is near the rotation
point of the tone arm that will adjust that rod so that it will pickup
later. Hope this helps some.
I have the same model. Though I haven't replaced the needle yet, I was able to remove the broken one. You'll see that the arm has a red plastic attachment. It houses the needle in a very thin strip of something like electrician's tape. There is a very small separation on the front (end of the arm facing you) of the tone arm, where the arm (black plastic) and needle "cartridge" (red plastic) come together. I used a metal nail file and pried them apart very gently. At this point the red plastic "cartridge" with the broken needle was hanging but still connected on either side. The red plastic "cartridge" is made with tiny plastic 'bumps' that pop into indentations built into the black plastic of the arm. Again, using my metal nail file, I simply held the arm and pried the red plastic "cartridge" away from one side. It popped off the other immediately and fell away from the arm. Voila!