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Digitech turntable - skipping stylus and arm

Just purchased a Digitech Audio USB turntable, model GE4056. The software has loaded fine and is recording fine, but the stylus and arm are skipping and skating across the vinyl singles. I've tried three different records, which play fine on other turntables - they all do the same thing. Advice welcome.

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You might need to apply more pressure to the stylus. There should be a weight on the end of the arm, it should have a control to move it up and down. The only other thing is the stylus damaged from transit?

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