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What are the grounding procedures that i have to follow ??

What are the proper grounding handling procedures to check any malfunction on the TT? specifically in the case of the on/off switch has to be replaced because it wont start? even if the ligths and everything else in properly working ...

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If you have power to the unit, all you have to do is unplug it from it's power source. Wait a few minutes, to allow any circuits to drain, and you'll be good to go. No need to ground yourself, as if you were working on a PC. You won't even go near any PCB (printed circuit board) components, so no need to worry about static discharge.

If you have power, and it just wont spin, then more than likely it's the Start/Stop switch that has gone bad (Part #S601) - You can PURCHASE THE PART HERE. You will need to de-solder the old power switch and replace with the new. You will also need to take your turntable apart from the bottom in order to accomplish this. Disassembly instructions are located here. However, if you have no experience with electronics, I would suggest taking this to a local service tech for repairs.

Good luck!

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