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What lubricating oil to use on the shaft of the Technics SL DD33 and the tonearm bar of a Sony PS XL520 Linear Tracking TT? Hope someone can help me.

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SOURCE: Suggested lubricant for Technic SL-5 linear tracking tonearm

technics used special grease for lots of their products, any good quality grease will do but use sparingly

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Define what isn't working. Is it dead (no motor, lights, anything)?

Or is there just no sound. The output of the cartridge is independent of any power. A basic test to see if it's alive is to lift the tonearm, select the Phono on your electronics, TURN THE VOLUME WAY DOWN TO JUST A SKOOTCH OFF OF SILENCE, place the tonearm somewhere over the platter and lightly brush the stylus (BACK TO FRONT) with your finger tip. You'll hear objectionable noise from both channels if the conenctions are all intact.

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  2. Remove the old/damage belt
  3. Wrap the new belt underneath the turntable platter - you will see a small lip on the bottom of the platter. Wrap the belt around this lip.
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The issue is with your tonearm, and not your tracking. You probably have slight damage to the tonearm bearings, which will cause this. There are 2 options... you can try to adjust the pivoting screw at the top of the tonearm ... However, WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS, because once you mess with this screw, it's EXTREMELY difficult to get it back to the correct setting, as this screw is machine calibrated at the factory. So, we only recommend this when you have no other choice, or it's an emergency (the middle of a set).

You can view a video on how to do this, by going here - http://djprolab.com

Eventually, your going to have to have your Technics Tonearm replaced. This should be done by a professional, as it is not an easy replacement.

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