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Need to know what settings the anti-skate and the counterwieght on the back of the tone arm should be set to. Also when pressing start tonearm will not move at all. Can still cue it manually though...just a pain to have to do it manually.

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The counterwieght should be set the tracking force for the cartridge/stylus fitted. These are expressed in grams. Typical about 2 to 3 grams. If the weight has numbers on it these will match the grams. There's no right setting for the skate. Should the stylus start to skate accross the record increase the force. Start low!

On the arm movement, has the arm moved before after pushing start taking it to a record? As many turntables just don't.

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1) The Headshell Weight and Balance
Firstly, check the data sheet for the cartridge and stylus you are using. It should tell you the correct weight setting which will vary from one cartridge and stylus to another. If the stylus is set too light, it can skate across the disc. This can damage the disc and the stylus. The sound will also be thin and it is likely to distort on high frequencies. If the weight is too heavy, it will not jump but will definitely damage the disc.

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