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Playing speed HiDusted down some of my old LPs and put them on the turntable. Unfortunately the playing speed varies at it is difficult to get the strobe to remain constant. Any ideas, worth fixing or better to buy a new one?

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  • si111 Oct 29, 2007

    It's a technics SL-BD22.



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Hi there,

Just use some contact spray on the pitch adjustment reostat.
You may have to remove the bottom cover to reveal the mechanism. After the spraying turn 2-3 times the reostat left and right and you 're ready to go.
I hope that this tip solves the problem. Anyway in my case worked.

Dimitris from Greece

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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Whats the model?

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