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Model sl-1650 direct drive automatic table. arm will not place itself at beginning , first track, of lp. arm consistently travels to center, . position never varies. works fine manually - place arm/needle/cartridge on first track and it plays to end and comes to a stop when no additional lp has been placed on spindle. if so new record will fall properly and arm will travel to center. anyone know what's the problem and how to fix?

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SOURCE: Needle drag

Hi, i know this sounds stupid but have u tried using a different record as the record your using may have a defect which wont allow it to play any further. I would also make sure that you weight the tonearm as much as possible but not to much that you wear ur needles out. Let me know how you get on. Gud luck!

Posted on Nov 21, 2007

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SOURCE: tone arm is hard to move

You have a bad tone arm. I have the same tables. You need to get it repaired if under warrenty. Or there is a service manaul online you can get from ebay. Service center for our tables is Panasonic.

I had the same problem on mine. But while it is in the shop they recalibarte it

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Technics SL 1600 MK2

Your tonearm is damaged. More than likely the bearings on the tonearm have been damaged. Unfortunately, there is no easy fix for this. You'll have to have the tonearm replaced, however, parts for the SL1600MK2 have been discontinued. The tonearm for the SL1200MK2 might fit it, but you will need to do some retro-fitting in order to make it work properly. Something only a qualified service center could perform.

Hope this helps some.

Good luck!


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Posted on Jul 02, 2008

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SOURCE: technics sl-ql 15 linear tracking T/Table

Parts are discontinued for these models. You need what's called a P-Mount cartridge screw. Try the following company:

www.lpgear.com

Good luck!

- DAVIS
DIGITAL ANALOG THERAPY
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www.1200s.com

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Sears Tape deck/Turn table skipping!

Hi the pennies will mess up the stylus. There should be an anti skate setting at the back of the turn table, a round adjustable bit with numbers, increase the anti skate and then use the balance weigth (weight right at the back of the arm that turns to get the weight right. Set the anti skate with the tone arm light, then increase the weight a bit. Hope that helps

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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