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My turn table is and old one my needle is broken would i beable to get a new arm for it

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It is a beogram 1202 if that any help thank you

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With a model number and the brand of your turntable I could probably find what you need with that information. Without that information there is no way to find the right parts.

I have been fixing turntables for over 17 years and have only needed to replace the arm on 2 or 3 of them in that time. It is very unlikely that you would need the arm replaced. The arm is a little more difficult to find for some turntables, but it is not impossible.

Finding the stylus, and/or cartridge with the stylus is not too much of a problem.

Just supply the needed information and I will take care of it for you.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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Using turntable (audio technica at-lp 120) with built in pre amp the sound is distorted and broken up. the turntable requests phono turned on to use. Does the receiver have a pre amp or boost signal...

A turn table produces sound voltage in the millivolt range. If you have it connected to a receiver that has a phono input and the turn table is pre-amplified, you are overdriving the receiver and it is clipping the audio and making it sound bad.

Jan 17, 2015 | Yamaha RX-V592 5.1 Channels Receiver

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I have a garrard type A stereo and cannot get the arm to move over to the albums..any suggestions thanks

Does the table spin in manual mode? Does table spin in auto mode? Does arm leave the armrest and stops then, slowing the table? If so, the cam wheel's grease has dried up. If Arm stops dead before reaching the set size and descents in the wrong position but the table is spinning? Then the size-selector is jammed. (Spring broken, dirt, dried up grease?)

!! Since I'm not familiar with this type of turntable, I implore you to seek help on this with someone who has knowledge on servicing this kind of deck !!

If you're handy enough to try it yourself and you trust yourself around the mechanics of these decks:



Before starting work: make sure AC IS OFF and unit is disconnected from audio equipment. Risk of shock inside!

- Lock arm in its support and remove head-shell if possible, keep safe and away from the unit.

- Remove the turntable mat and/or the aluminum piece in the center of the turntable. Underneath it or the mat, you'll find a "C" shaped clip (cir-clip) holding the spindle and table. Gently remove clip and keep safe.

- Slowly lift the table from the spindle(-bus), and lay aside so it won't get damaged. (If the table is forced on or stuck snug on spindle: carefully slide wedges of wood in a circle underneath the turntable, elevating it slightly. Now lightly tap the spindle with a small plastic/rubber mallet until it releases.)

- We now see the spindle(-bus) and at about one o'clock right next to it, hidden under the chassis, the cam (gear) wheel to which a pivoting lever is attached which sets the record size and guides the arm, One side "reads" the cam wheel, conveying the movements according to what is "read", such as setting record size and moving the arm to the record.

On sliding the switch to AUTO. a small "cog" or latch is "inserted" into an indentation in the cam wheel, "completing" the cam wheel. The gear cast at the bottom center shaft of the platter has a protrusion which locks on to this "trip latch cog" causing the cam gear to rotate counter clockwise and run its "program".

This small piece of metal which is essential for auto play, record- change and shut off, may freeze up in time as the factory applied grease "sets" or dries up as years pass by.

- Now that you found the "wheel of misfortune": you can start disassembling the mechanism of the player...

- Gently lift the unit from/ out of its casing/ plinth and turn it upside down. Be sure to give slack to the mains cable and audio cord! Make sure the unit is fully supported to prevent damaging the arm.

- Locate the big gear or cam wheel. Which is hidden under a bunch of metal latches and bars, just left of the motor-casing.

- Have a sheet of small sticker labels ready and number those. 1 through xx.

- You're now ready to disassemble the mechanism piece by piece.

- DO NOT use excessive force to take mechanical latches apart but look closely before taking them out or you may end up with bent parts which will become useless! Cir-clips may launch themselves into oblivion upon removal, so use a cloth covering them when removing these with a pair of small pliers or a small screwdriver.

Remember tension spring mounting positions, because they are essential in an automatic record-player. If re-assembled the wrong way again this may result in negative performance with damaging results!

- Put a numbered sticker on each piece counting up. When reassembling the mechanics you count backwards (down) again. (highest number first!) Try to remember which part goes where. Even better, take a photo before you disembowel the monster!

- De-grease the cam wheel "track slot" and the small trip "cog" (trip latch cog)
Trip latch "cog" next to the spindle-bus. On a Type A it may look different. but its function is the same. Right next to it; the track slot which is "read" and what guides the size selector and arm.)

- The trip latch cog should remain free from grease and or oil since those lubricants tend to attract dust. The only thing you may re-grease is the central shaft. Before doing so make sure all the OLD grease is removed. Clean out the center hole of the cam wheel with a cloth drenched in alcohol and a Phillips head screwdriver or thin pencil, fold cloth over screw driver, drench in alcohol and slowly push it through the center hole while twisting it slowly. Also degrease the hub on which the cam wheel sits.

- The "Reader" which runs through the cam wheel "track", should also be De-greased if possible, because this contains a small roller which rides and "reads" the "track" of the cam wheel and conveys the movements to the size selector and tone-arm.

- When done. re-grease the central hub with a small dab of bearing grease covering it entirely and fit the cam wheel back on. Attach the cir-clip which holds it in place. And gently piece the mechanism back together again, (remember, highest number first! counting back down and remove the sticker). Be patient, clean each piece before reassembling and grease the parts if necessary with bearing grease. If needed, one can apply a tiny amount (!) of Singer-oil to pivoting or sliding parts...

- When done: turn unit over and unlock the arm. Sit unit on its side with mechanism facing towards you. (Assistance may be needed) Or: Sit unit over a mirror with the platter mounted on. Make sure mechanism is well lit so you can see what actually happens. (make sure power is still off!) Slide the rightmost switch to "AUTO" and gently rotate the platter...


Check if the mechanism works correctly by SLOWLY rotating the cam wheel clockwise. Or if the platter is mounted on rotate it slowly by hand! DO NOT USE FORCE! If for some reason the mechanism jams or gets stuck, STOP, because there IS a REASON for it! Check out any error and repair.

- When finished: and the table runs its "program" correctly. Congrats! You just repaired your Garrard Type A turntable! Happy spinning!

Apr 13, 2011 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Memorex Model: 9208M, Phonogragh - Need replacement needle, and turn table rubber band. Where can I get these parts? Thanks.


Try this link:
It's for a replacement belt for table at Lp gear... but if you look below that there is a link for a stylus for this unit aswell.

very nice vintage unit by the way!
hope this helps!,ben

Jan 13, 2011 | Audio Players & Recorders

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I have a technics 1200 mk2 turntable. It turns on properly, and appears to work, but when I place the needle on the record, I get nothing through the speakers. I don't know if the connection is being...

Turntable signal problems are difficult to locate because of the extremely low signal levels. Are you sure that you have the output of the turntable connected to a Phono input? If connected to a standard AUX or Tape input, you won't hear anything. Check for signal by turning on the unit and touching lightly the needle. You should hear a scratching sound. If not, start with a new needle.

Keep us posted.

Aug 14, 2008 | Technics Audio Players & Recorders

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I have a rather old (circa 1990s) Samsung stereo system (Model no. SCM-6500) and the main reason I keep it is because it had a vinyl player on it - but when I put the arm over the turntable, it doesn't...

There could be a number of thigs. First, can you hear a motor start when you move teh arm over the turntable? If so, look for a broken, loose or missing belt. Underneath the turntable, the arm movement should be activating a microswitch to actually turn on the unit. Check to be sure that this switch is actually working.

update this with what you find.


Jul 30, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

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I balanced my tonearms correctly. i think .. but the stylus jumps off the record and when i back spin (cue) the needle skates drasticly. can you walk me through the balancing proceedure and tell me how to...

Balancing the tone arm is a two step process. Set the needle weight adjustment to zero(0) and make sure that the tone arm is balanced. It should rest horizontally without touching anything. Next, set the needle weight (usually 1.5 grams). Both adjustments should be on the rear of the tone arm. That should cause the tone arm to drop toward the record and have the correct pressure for the needle. Also, check the anti-skate adjustment. If that is off, the behavior you describe will occur as well.


Jul 21, 2008 | Technics Audio Players & Recorders

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I have bought an old B&O beogram rx2 turntable and am having difficulty playing any records. When I press play the needle will sit on the edge of the record but when it moves in to the grooves it seems...

If you cannot see a small tip on the needle then yes it is worn out,but you can check by rubbing your finger over the tip when the system is on,if you hear sound through the speakers then it should play the album,make sure that the weight at the back of the arm is set to keep the needle in the groove as this may be set to far back,move it forward to keep weight on the needle.

hope this helps.

Jul 16, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Hi phopkins3

You gotta love JBL bottom end:) Is this a new problem or something you have been putting up with. Check settings on the amp first. If you have excessive bass boost you may get this sort of problem. Acoustic isolation is what fixes it. IF bass frequencies are able to couple up to the turn table enough to bounce the needle, then you need to get the T/T better isolated from the speakers. Check that the body of the turntable is isolated from everything, and that it is sitting squarely on its feet. You could also use a rumble filter if your amp has one fitted. The setup on the turntable is also worth a look. Set tracking force to 2-3 grams. Check these things and report back to me here and we shall get to the bottom of your problem for you. :)


Jun 25, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Crosley CR-49 Turn table stops and will not play when needle arm is positioned to play a song toward the end of the 33 album.

The tone arm may have been forced out of spec to play an entire LP, or the auto cutout function of the player appears to be operating.
If out of adjustment(someone has forced it), the problem can be resolved by loosening the screw that locks the tonearm to its turret, and adjusting the end travel against the distance to the end of the LP you mentioned it wont play. Then of course tighten the locking screw again

Another common problem, is where dried grease between the two small metal plates fixed to mechanism that engage against the center spindle to activate the autostop mechanism. You will need to remove the platter in most cases to get access to this autostop mech to clean away the dried grease and or adjust it.

Good Luck with your listening. Long Live Vinyl :)


Feb 28, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

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