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Technics skipping Helllo! i have a problem, my 1210 is jumping, i've tried all different wieght's and i got brand new stylus... know matter what i do i can't seem to fix it. Could if be something else? please help

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  • fletch83 Oct 11, 2007

    hey this isn't a solution i just wanted to thank darren 1975, your a legend! problem solved. thanks for getting back so quickly as well, i'm just a beginer. i hope you will be around again when i need you!



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Hi fletch83.

this could be the tone arm bearings too tight,damaged or in need of a little oil.

i had a similar problem on my 1210, it kept jumping all the time,ruining my mixes! it turned out it was the bearings too tight.

unscrew the counter weight so that the arm hovers over the platter and move it to the centre with anti-skate on zero.

slowly turn the anti-skate round to three and the arm should move over to the arm rest smoothly,if it stops before the arm rest or isnt smooth theres your problem,loosen the bearing adjuster slightly and try the hover routine again until its as smooth as you can get it. it is possible,if the turntable has been transported without dust covers the bearings or the pin could be slightly damaged from knocks on the top of the tone arm assembly.

let me know how you get on or if you need any more help.



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  • imnotagerman Oct 31, 2010

    I have tried the solution darren1975. The tonearm hovered smoothly to the arm rest. After the test I put the counter weight back to a setting that was heavy enough to not have the needle bounce around on the record and it still skips. Any other suggestions?



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