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I'm in Bangalore, India and have inherited an old Philips Gramophone record player from my grandfather. Everything works except the turn table which spins. I think there's something wrong with the motor. If i rotate the turn table manually, I hear sound and at the right speed, the recording too. Only problem is that the motor stops spinning after the initial start. I'm not able to find anyone to get this repaired as it is quite an obsolete piece of technology. I don't want to get rid of it for sentimental reasons. Someone please lend me advice on where to send it for some good but cheap repair.

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  • Arijit Ghosh

    Arijit Ghosh if something problem in your 533 Philips record player's spindle motor, just buy a 9v dc motor in chandni kol,Rs. approx 20. , and replace that old. very simple............

    Nov 14, 2013

  • SUBHABRATA DUTTA ROY

    SUBHABRATA DUTTA ROY YOU HAVE NOT MENTIONED THE MODEL NO HOWEVER IF YOU HAVE DC MOTOR IN THERE MAY BE MANY PROBLEMS , BUT IF AC MOTOR THEN THE PROBLEMS MAY BE LESSER HOWEVER IF U WISH TO REPAIRED IT THEN YOU CAN CONTACT ME HERE AT CALCUTTA . I DO REPAIR OLD RADIOS AND RECORD PLAYERS. CONTACT subhabrata_duttaroy@yahoo.com

    Oct 24, 2013

  • Karthikeyan Ravikumar The Model Number is 533 I guess because that is the Only number I found on the Set.

    Sep 11, 2008

  • Karthikeyan Ravikumar @Guest
    Thanks Buddy but I don't wanna send it outside Bangalore for repairs.

    Sep 11, 2008

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Answer # 1

Which model you have? 242? Philips truntables can be easily repaired only if you know where to take them for repairs. I am also living in bangalore.. and I am a vinyl, retro turntable collecter. just send me you phone # at redlag@gmail.com. I will be glad to guide you on this... cheers

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  • SUBHABRATA DUTTA ROY

    SUBHABRATA DUTTA ROY AS I PERSONALLY KNOW ABOUT 242 MODEL SO IT IS PRESCRIBED THE NOT TO TOUCH THE SENSOR AS IT ONLY WORKS FOR AUTO STOP. IF MOTOR IS NOT SPINNING THEN THE PROBLEM MAY LIES IN BEL DRIVE OR IN GOVERNOR UNIT. THAT CAN'T BE SOLVED BY ANY UNKNOWN PERSON.

    Oct 24, 2013

Answer # 2

Hi....

Have you repaired the player. If not, try this. There is a light sensor with a small bulb attched on the right corner of the record player. Open the player, replace the bulb, if it still doesn't work, disconnect the circuit. Only issue is Autostop wnt work then

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  • on Sep 11, 2008

Answer # 3

Try to get it fixed by ur grandfather!

jiten_kohli

Answer # 4

Please tell me where the Philips gramophone built-in transformer- speaker on the lid top with three speeds is not playing speeds now other functions are intact= please intimate me on my email-- jiten.kohli@gmail.com

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  • SUBHABRATA DUTTA ROY

    SUBHABRATA DUTTA ROY I THINK YOU HAVE PHILIPS 533 MODEL AS U R DESCRIBING IT. BUT STILL YOU HAVE NOT MENTIONED THE MODEL NO. HOW EVER I DO REPAIR OLD RECORD PLAYERS AND RADIOS IN MY WORKSHOP HERE AT CALCUTTA. U CAN CONTACT ME AT subhabrata_duttaroy@yahoo.com

    Oct 24, 2013

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  • on Jul 30, 2008

Answer # 5

Check the belt if it is a belt drive.

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  • on Jun 03, 2008

Answer # 6

I DON'T KNOW WHICH MODEL U HAVE HOW EVER IF U HAVE SUCH PROBLEM WE DO SERVICE RECORD PLAYERS AND OLD VALVE RADIOS HERE AT CALCUTTA U CAN CONTACT ME AT THIS EMAIL ADDRESS subhabrata_duttaroy@yahoo.com

  • thebetterbet Hi, I appreciate your attachment towards that record player and i understand it too. I stay in Malleshwaram, Bangalore and there is a person here who repairs it and is at good at it too. Please do contact me at thebetterbet@yahoo.com.

    Jul 12, 2011

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