Question about Sony PS-LX250H Turntable
The tonearm on my Sony PS-LX55II has stopped moving to track the record when playing. It travels well forwards and backwards when using the arm transport function, but not when playing the record. Any ideas?
Is there an antiskate or skew adjustment and also a way to set that counter weight? If any of those are wong then it wont work
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Yep - Just did the repair and it was as stated above. Had exactly the same problem you have and changing this tiny drive belt was the fix. I add more details and another source to find this belt:
I had the same problem and a review of forums and my experience with my own fix indicated that this is almost certainly your problem:
The roughly 2.6 inch (circumerence) drive belt (that connects a tiny motor to the worm screw that moves the tone-arm laterally when it gets the signal) likely needs replacement. Mine was intact but old and rigid enough to keep slipping or hang up the tiny motor. Unplug the unit - take out the 8-10 screws to take off the bottom - remove this little belt - scrub the pulleys with tripled-up sewing thread, and replace with new belt. This is a good source:
$6.50 (paypal available) for 2 belts to reach their minimum, free shipping, arrived in 2 days.
You might also want to clean and lightly grease the rail that the tone arm rides on, but this is unlikely to fix the problem without a replacement belt.
Posted on Jan 08, 2011
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Make a note of the tracking force setting.
Make sure the turntable is level.
Unplug the power to the turntable.
Using the tonearm elevation control, raise the tonearm.
Manually move the tonearm in toward the platter.
Manually rotate the platter ClockWise a few turns to disengage any cueing mechanisms.
Set the Stylus Pressure/Tracking setting to 0.
Disengage the tonearm elevation control. The tonearm will either float or drop. This is why we have no power, just in case it hits the platter.
Adjust the counterweight until the tonearm floats exactly horizontal. Use the flat portion of the tonarm rest as a gauge.
Return the tonearm to its rest.
Dial in the prescribed tracking force on the Stylus Pressure/Tracking control. Play records.
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