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Califone 1420K Record Player arm skipping or jumping across records. Doesn't look like is a weight control...any suggestions?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Tone arm won't drop
This is a tough one. There is usually a series of gears that function in unison to make all the magic happens. These gears are usually set in motion by a smaller belt located inside the unit. If this belt has come off or is damaged, your unit will not work. Or, if the gears have cracked, or dried up, same issue.
Suggest taking it to a service center for repair.
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
The issue is with your tonearm, and not your tracking. You probably have slight damage to the tonearm bearings, which will cause this. There are 2 options... you can try to adjust the pivoting screw at the top of the tonearm ... However, WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS, because once you mess with this screw, it's EXTREMELY difficult to get it back to the correct setting, as this screw is machine calibrated at the factory. So, we only recommend this when you have no other choice, or it's an emergency (the middle of a set).
You can view a video on how to do this, by going here - http://djprolab.com
Eventually, your going to have to have your Technics Tonearm replaced. This should be done by a professional, as it is not an easy replacement.
The Technics Expert
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
SOURCE: fisher price 1978 record player
The Fisher Price record player has a device that prevented kids from pressing the needle down and sctratching the record. If you look at the cartridge where the needle is inserted, you will see that it floats up and down. The problem is that this keeps the needle from having enough pressure to play the record. Pennies just make the cartridge recede further into the arm. If you wedge something above the cartridge, the needle won't float and the it will play your records. I've had four of these and none of them worked until I figured this out.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
SOURCE: Califone 1420 k "Wobbling sound"
If you take the platter off you may find a rubber "idler wheel" that rides on the inside rim of the platter. It may be worn or glazed over and hardened. Might try cleaning with denatured alcohol. If that doesnt work you may need a new idler wheel. West Tech Services is a place that comes to mind that may carry what you need.
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
If your needle skips across the record, then there is only 1 thing wrong with it... it's broken, and needs to be replaced.
If after you've replaced the stylus, and problem persists, then you have something a little more serious... Tonearm damage. More than likely not, but just in case replace the stylus does not help.
Digital Analog Therapy
Technics Repair : Technics Turntable Parts
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
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