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Every record skips in different places

Hello. I have had this turntable for a week and have yet to get a single track to play through without skipping. At first I thought it might be the vinyl itself, but I have tried 2 x 7"s and 4 x 12"s (2 of which played fine on my cheaper Pioneer turntable and 2 of which were brand new and unplayed) but each time I play a record it skips in a different place - if I play the record 5 times it will skip in a different place on each of the 5 playings. I've tried putting a 20p piece on the arm to add weight but this has made no difference. Does this turntable actually work? Please help. Thank you

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You should look for an anti-skate control on the turntable and adjust that. It will be a question of trial and error with it as there is no fixed rules for these. The weight on the back of the arm should be set to the weight of your cartridge.

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