Question about Califone International Audio Players & Recorders
I just bought a Califone 1420k, turned it on, but the platter does not spin. The light on the tone arm turns on and I can hear a tone coming from the speaker so there is power. Any suggestions what could be causing this?
Some turntables only move when you move the arm to the record. If that doesn't work and you have read the set up instructions correctly, as it's new contact the maker or the place you purchased it from. I'm certain they will help.
Posted on Mar 26, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Looks like this is a belt drive model.
This site claims to provide installation instructions with belt purchase. Good Luck.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
See what kind of arm position sensing elements are used in your turntable (micro switches, optics or possibly other) and check if they work correctly - sometimes a microswitch can be damaged or have oxydized internal contacts or a badly soldered / broken wire and it will not function properly, causing the unit to stop automatically, the same might happen if the sensor is of optical type and there is some dust or broken wires or if the emmiter or sensor is damaged. Also, it could be a problem with the part that activates the switch / optics, it might be displaced or damaged.
If all sensors / switches seem to work well, then check the section which has wires going to those sensors / switches, it's the next probable location of the fault (it might be an electronic controller so there could be damage to some components, broken wires, dirty connectors or bad solder contacts).
It could as well be something else in the mechanisms, wiring or electronics, i just suggested a few things that might cause the malfunction you described.
Hope you can get it fixed.
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
SOURCE: platter wont spin on stanton
The belt that drives the platter may have shifter or the gears that turn the platter may be unaligned. Open it up yourself and check out the inside but be careful not to break anything or go into a local music/dj store. they may be able to help you for cheap or for free.
Posted on Mar 02, 2011
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