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Technics sl-1200 tonearm problem

The tonearm keeps pulling back to the right. I cannot get it to stay in the groove at all, it just slides to the right. Yes, I have adjusted the weight and anti skating correctly but it doesn't matter. Any ideas? thanks. Jim

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Hi, Assuming the the turntable is on a level platform and that you have "adjusted the weight and anti skating correctly", might it not be just the styli/cartridge that's left in question? Visually check the styli/cartridge assembly, look for unevenness of wear on the needle itself, compare with a known good styli the angle. On some rare instances, it is the shielded wire inside the arm. Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things are or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

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