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How do you replace the tone arm rest (plastic holder/lock) on a Audio Technica AT-PL120

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    Brian Halliday Jan 01, 2015

    AT-LP120 Tone Arm Lock Replacement Procedure Required tool: Phillips head screw driver #00 with a 3 inch shaft 1. Remove the plastic dust cover. 2. Remove the tone arm counterweight. 3. Remove the head shell with cartridge. 4. Move the tone arm to the center of the platter. 5. Insert the Phillips head screw driver under the tone arm mounting bridge and under the tone arm itself and engage the tone arm lock clamp screw. 6. Remove the screw and the old clamp. 7. Mount the new locking clamp. DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN THE Phillips screw or the clamping lock will bind. 8. Replace the head shell counterweight and dust cover.

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Hi, there is a screw that fits up underneath the clip that needs to be undone to remove the tonearm rest clip. styluscity@gmail.com

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