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Power light and inconsistent speed

My "power" indicator light is flickering ever so slightly, and the speed of the turntable slows down ever so slightly as well, giving the record a warped sound. is this an electrical problem? what to do, what to do?

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  • plsmith Jan 16, 2009

    same thing with the speed today for me! could it be overuse? i've only had it for 4-5 months, but i use it 8hrs/day for 5days/wk -- its my office turntable :)

    anyway, ill try unplugging, etc.


  • afhfahafsh Jan 25, 2009

    Yes I have the same issue. Not with the power light, but records fluctuate in speed. SO sad that I spent over $100 CDN and there is little support for it. What garbage this is.

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Ya, it does sound like a power issue. Unfortunately, for the cost of this model, it might not be worth getting repaired, although I am a big fan of recycling (let's reduce our waste!). As a service tech, I am forced to tell you that the cost of the repair will be around the $80 range, near the cost of this unit. Also, Numark does not provide much support for this unit. Parts are very hard to obtain from them, wait time is anywhere from 8-12 weeks. So, it's a matter of deciding what you want to do. Here are your options: 1) Spend the $80 or so (might be cheaper in your area - i'm in NYC) to get it fixed 2) Sell it to someone, tell them of the problem. Or better yet, give it to someone, and the cost of repairing the unit will be enough for them to have bought the unit. 3) Turn in to an elaborate paper weight! But please don't just toss it out. If anything, please drop it off at a plastic recycling plant. Lots of plastic in this thing!

Posted on Sep 01, 2007

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    Something else came to me... you might also want to check the belt to see that it is not stretched, although this wouldn't cause the power issue with the light - unless they are 2 completely separate issues. But a stretched belt would cause a warped sound issue. The motor might also be bad, but again, this wouldn't cause the light to flicker.

    Lastly, I overlooked the obvious... as we all do... check your batteries (that is, if your running off the batteries).

    Good luck!

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I solved this problem by just stacking a few cds underneath the LP. The record was rubbing on the felty pads on the edge of the unit (weird call Numark :P), and making it slow down. the cds keep it up high enough to stop it from touching, even if I'm playing records that are a little warped. :)

Posted on Sep 14, 2012

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I have two of these units and it just seems to be a problem built in to the machines. However, I normally find that changing the power supply helps. My Ion PT01 was playing up today & I changed the power supply from the one that came with the unit to a 3rd party 12V transformer. Now it's playing fine.

Frankly - doesn't make much sense to me.

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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I had the same problem with my vinyl slowing down and what i found out what was slowing it down is the little felt pieces so i raised my vinyl with a little bit of sticky tac on the turn table and it raised it enough to play fine, this is my current set up but it is a pain because i have to re-set it every time and am looking for a more permanent solution. perhaps the solution will be buying a new table

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

Ok, it fixed itself. don't really know how, but after a couple of turns on and off, and a few unpluggings and head scratchings it's all better. i recommend this method.

Posted on Sep 03, 2007

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