I have been reading some of the other posted problems and it sounds like maybe the belt has fallen off causing it to not turn. I was wonder if there is a specific way to open the record player or how to take off the platter to look inside.
There is a white switch that sometimes gets stuck underneath the platter. You have to remove the top screws around the the outside of the case after you open it up. No need to remove any screws in the switch area. After removing the screws pull on the platter post and lift off the wood pressed table. Look for the white plastic switch and move it. This should do the trick if your motor and belt are good.
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Listen carefully with your ear to the turntable when you move the tone arm towards the record. If you can hear the motor running and the turntable is still stationary then the drive belt from motor to turntable has probably fallen off of broken. Lift the turntable, there's normally a metal clip holding the turntable in place, and locate the drive belt.
It could be something to do with the turnatable's platter. Is the matt that the record sits on faulty. Does the platter wobble up and down with no record on it? If you can see this happening you might need to check the platter out. If it's a belt driven the belt can come out of position causing such problems. Also objects can get stuck inside the platter. Especially if you have small children in the house!!!
As long as they are 2 separate units,it should be no problem.Play the cassette.Insert the cassette out plugs into the CD input plugs and record.As long as the CD has recording ability,it should work fine.Tape like a minute and check the CD before you do the whole thing just to make sure it is taping fine.Good luck!
I recently was given my Father's CR78CD and, assuming your unit is in working order, you turn on the turntable motor by lifting the tonearm off the post and moving it away from the turntable about one and a half to two inches. You should hear a soft click as the switch for the motor activates.
If its a direct drive turntable the motor could be "blown",
or motor electonic speed controller burnt out.
If its a belt drive turntable then the belt could be broken
or stretched and is slipping, or the belt can have dropped of a drive pullety.
Also there are speed control mechanisms to adjust the final speed of the
turntable to the recorded speed of the record like 331/3rpm, 45rpm 75rpm
These speed reducing mechanisims can slip and cause the turntable not to turn..
There are also other mechanical bits that slide and push against each other,
and these can get sticky and the friction increases so much that the power
from the motor drive causes the belts to slip, so you need to identify if a
friction problem exists as well..
If you are carefull you can look your self and find out which one of the above it is.
Be warned there are lethal voltages inside the turntable which can kill you....
so please dont have the power on when making any inspection or adjustments.
Most likely the grease in the whole system has started to stiffen or the motor is failing. This can be fixed. Try oiling the motor first. If that fails, I'd look at the motor driver IC as the most likely failing part.
I had the same problem... Here is what I did. As the previous post mentioned, remove the black plastic turntable platter. You now should see the loose belt. If the belt is still good, place it back on the underside of the platter. You will notice there are two opposing plastic pins located at the outer edge of the platter. Pull the belt over one of the pins. Place the platter over it's chrome spindle shaft, with the plastic pin facing the motor shaft. after the platter is in place (don't put the "e-clip" on just yet...) rotate the platter a couple of turns. This should do the trick. If not, keep trying. It worked for me on the first try. After the belt is back on, secure the platter with the e-clip and replace the black rubber mat. Viola!
I've had this happen before, and it is caused by your ground wire not being hooked up. Depending on the type and age of turntable, it will have an additional wire (the ground), that needs to be hooked up to either a screw or some sort of opening similar to your speaker wire hookup. That should take care of the problem. If you don't have a ground wire coming out of your turntable, I don't know how to help, other than figure out how to ground the turntable.
Pull rubber matt off TT. Use a small screw driver to pop off the small black "C" clip at base of steel record post. UNderneath plastic disc you will see the belt, and it loops on the metal post and over to the plastic barrel shaft to its right. Try this:
Using Non-gelatin based nail polish remover OR acetone (gotten from any hardware store), and a few Q-Tips, rub the belt inside and out along its entire length until you feel the tacky rubber feeling come back to the belt. You may also see the shiny surface come off the belt as you clean it. The shiney look is from belt slippage and its like a glazing. Also, if you notice any of this black glazing on the two belt posts, clkean them off as well.
If belt broken, replace with new by looping it back around the two posts under plastic TT platter.
If its truely a belt issue these two should solve it.