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My Audio Technica AT-PL50 won't amplify sound with my new computer. It worked fine with my old computer, and I tried installing the disk that came with it but it doesnt work. Do I need to download a driver? What should I try?

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SOURCE: Audio Technica AT-PL50 will not function.

most likely it's a 120vac motor. Get the bottom off and look for where power comes in somewhere on or around the base of the tonearm will be an actuator switch. unplugged, set the meter for ohms and operate the switch by moving the tone arm. You may have to use clip leads to get a free hand. The switch should read 0 ohms when the tonearm is moved. If not, you've got a bad switch.
While you are in there look around for anything that may have come loose or unplugged. Also, with it plugged in you should read somewhere between 110-120Volts ac between neutral and the motor side of the switch, when actuated. BE CAREFUL 110v can be lethal, or at the very least cause an unpleasant experience. Good luck

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

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SOURCE: belt is off my audio-technica turntable at-pl50

WASH YOUR HANDS FIRST! Any oils on the drive belt may cause slippage.

This is from the manual:

A) Remove the record mat from the turntable platter
(Fig. 10a). Through an opening in the
turntable platter, visually inspect to see if the drive belt
is around the motor pulley (Fig. 10b).
B) If the drive belt is not around the motor pulley: Lift
and remove the turntable. Place a thumb into each of
the left and right openings on the turntable platter; and,
using the fingers to press down on the turntable housing’s
surface, pull the platter straight up (Fig. 10c).
Avoid pressing on the tone arm.
C) With the turntable platter bottom side up, place the
belt along the outside wall of the turntable platter's
drive rim, making certain that the belt is smooth and
flat all the way around (Fig. 10d).
D) Put the turntable back on the center spindle, make
certain it is fully seated, and align one of its openings
over the motor pulley position.
E) Through the opening, carefully hook the turntable
belt with a finger or with the original red ribbon (never
use a sharp object) and pull the belt over the motor
pulley (Fig. 10e). Make certain the belt is not twisted
between the pulley and the platter’s drive rim.
F) Put the record mat back on the platter.
G) While holding the tone arm in its rest position,
slowly turn the platter by hand clockwise at least 10
rotations to clear the mechanism’s automatic cycle.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Audio Technica AT-PL50 Stereo full automatic turntable system

Try winding the turntable at least ten times clockwise per the instruction manual to reset the mechanism.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

lesliemurphy
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SOURCE: My Audio-Technica at-pl50 is running just a bit faster than 33rpm

your belt has http://www.needledoctor.com/Online-Store/Turntable most likely stretched? go to this site for a replacement belt? good luck

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

lesliemurphy
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SOURCE: My audio-technica PL50 plays 45s at the wrong speed.

believe it or not not it probably doesn`t even play your lp`s at the right speed? Its probably because your drive belt has actually stretched? rubber belts do wear and maybe seek out a replacement drive belt?

try this company?

mailto:info@needledoctor.com

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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I have an Audio-Technica turntable (AT-PL50). I recently moved and when I hooked my turntable back up, the sound is terrible. It sounds distorted, similar to the sound of blown-out speakers. But, I checked...


it sounds like your cartridge is shot and damaged.
this turntable has fixed cartridge and only the stylus can be changed.

check out this manual: http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/resource_library/literature/0fb01429606842cf/at_pl50_om.pdf

Jun 20, 2010 | Audio Technica AT-PL50 Turntable

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My audio-technica PL50 plays 45s at the wrong speed.


believe it or not not it probably doesn`t even play your lp`s at the right speed? Its probably because your drive belt has actually stretched? rubber belts do wear and maybe seek out a replacement drive belt?

try this company?

mailto:info@needledoctor.com

May 19, 2009 | Audio Technica AT-PL50 Turntable

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Connect turntable


http://www.turntableneedles.com/Pre-Amps_c_4.html

I am pretty sure that model is NOT "USB" so you would need to hook it up through a preamp as shown in the drawing at above link.
then goto downloads.com and do a search for "cd lp" without the quote marks and you will find a lot of free software to load in the computer in order to record the LP's as they play into the sound card.

hope that gets you started...

Feb 16, 2009 | Audio Technica AT-PL50 Turntable

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Sound very distorted


This turntable has a preamp switch on it, which is probably on and what is causing the distortion. Take off the metal record platter by lifting up on the two holes gently. Turn the pre-amp switch to 'off' and then try it again. This is probably it...

Or you can plug it into an input that doesn't have a preamp and that should work.

Dec 25, 2008 | Audio Technica AT-PL50 Turntable

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No sound from my record turntable into my computer.


If you're certain there is no sound going out of the TT...

Setting the Pre-amp Switch
For increased flexibility of use, this turntable has an internal
stereo phono pre-amplifier. The Pre-amp Selector Switch
is located under the turntable platter, in the rear-center
(Fig. 1). If the system amplifier you are using has a PHONO
input, set the Pre-amp Selector Switch to the “OFF”
position. If your amplifier does not have a PHONO input,
set the Pre-amp Selector Switch to the “ON” position and
connect the turntable’s output cables to the AUX or other
high-level input on the amplifier (described later).

Turntable operates, but no sound at all
1. The stylus guard is still in place.
2. The tone arm Lift button is pressed in.
3. Amplifier controls set incorrectly: wrong input selected,
tape monitor on, speakers switched off, etc.
4. Check the stylus on phono cartridge for correct placement.
Refer to the instructions for replacing the stylus
on page 5.
Turntable operates, but no sound, or sound not loud
enough
1. If the turntable is connected to an AUX (high-level)
input: The Pre-amp Selector Switch may be set to the
“OFF” position (phono-input level).
2. The input gain of the amplified speaker or similar
device may be too low.
3. The stylus assembly may not be fully seated in the
cartridge body.

You could also isolate the problem to either the TT or the PC by trying the TT on some other sound device like a receiver. Make sure the PreAmp Selector switch is ON and plug the TT into any AUX, CD or TAPE input.

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