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This unit has been stored inside my equipment cabinet for a few months, it worked fine when I put it in, but now acts like the output amp has quit. I've change cartridge / needle and tried switch the amp (switch under platter) with no change. I've tried plugging the output leads to 3 different amps, a desktop computer, a laptop computer, and into an audio amp for external speakers. I have tried different software packages, including Total Recorder and Audacity. Any suggestions or better yet a solution would be appreciated. Van

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    Van Cottom Jan 02, 2013

    Well, I dug out my O'scope, (Tektronix T935A) and started tear the turntable down. I found a "rotted" solder joint where the tone arm leads attach to the amplifier board. The assembly of this item was of extremely bad quality. Every time I would "touch" a wire it would break at the solder joint. Some of the boards are machine soldered, but there are many hand solder joints.

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    Van Cottom Jan 02, 2013

    I think this item is a piece of cheap Chinese built throw away ****. And that is where it is going.

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