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Technics SL-1210M5G Just bought my SL1210 MK5G but can't seem to get them balanced properly, using pennies at the moment. Any advice?

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Here's a tutorial on how to balance your tonearms:



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number 1) i think the tone arm is a sealed unit so far as i can gather so if the spring is broken you need a new tone arm. however. Get a cotton swab, soak in malt vinegar and use this to gently push the faulty contact in. The idea behind this is to get vinegar around the contact shaft. This should dislodge the dirt and release the contact.

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