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I have a Kenwood turntable, model P-100, which has been working fine until recently. Now, all of a sudden, it refuses to transmit any sound to the computer. Other sound sources still produce sound in the computer, so the problem seems to be in the turntable or stylus. Thanks for any help anyone can provide on this problem. Dave Benander.

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Connect the turntable to an amplifier, CD player, Tuner, etc and see if it is working. It will sound awful if it is not plugged into a dedicated phono input but you will know if it is working. If not then check the stylus and unplug the cartridge and then plug it back in to make sure if it fully seated. If it is working you then know there is a problem with the connection at the computer or the cables you are using. Possibly you also have a problem with the software.

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