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I have a Viking Solid State Stereo 10 Model E7AZ12 that is creating static during play. Is there a manual available that would enable me to check for faults that would cause this problem?

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Unfortunately, manuals that have the advanced troubleshooting guides for stereos are distributed to the authorized repair shops and in many cases are not available to the public.
The problem you are describing usually is caused by a grounding issue or a bad stylus. There are several troubleshooting options: Grounding: 1.) Check to make sure your device is properly grounded, most turntables have a grounding wire and most pre-amps have a grounding screw. Make sure this connection is made. 2.) If you are comfortable disassembling the turntable, remove the stylus (or cartage) to avoid damage and remove the platter. Follow the ground cable and make sure that there is no shorts in the wire. If the wire is damaged, or broken inside, replace it. Stylus: 1.) Remove the cartage/stylus and look at the needle. It should come down with a very small notch at the end. If it is missing or hardly visible, it is time to replace it. There are many great vendors online which carry replacements. For the best service, take it into a local hi-fi audio repair shop. Many diagnose issues free of charge.

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