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My headshell will no longer lock onto the tonearm locking nut both my headshells lock on my other turntable. Does this mean i have to replace the tonearm

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Hi, there is no need to replace the entire tonearm. I can supply you with the very end part which is held in by two screws. Styluscity@gmail.com. John

Posted on Apr 27, 2011

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Hey, I'm having the same problem. I found this with a little help from a small site I found called Google:

http://www.divdev.fsnet.co.uk/repair3.htm

Here's what he suggests. I have no clue what it means but I'm sure that it cane be decoded with some manuals:


Technics SL1210 , 1979 ?
Intermittent loss of one channel.
The headshell was slightly loose on the tonearm
and moving inwards would cause loss of one channel.
To remove this arm undo the slotted lock ring at the very top
of the arm pivot and undo the central pin. The arm
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Parts for the unit can be purchased HERE. If you have any questions about testing your unit on the exact cause, please feel free to give our TECHS a call - they are available 24/7 for your convenience @ 1.866.668.1596 ext 1

- DJ PRO LAB
www.DJPROLAB.com

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once you soldered to circuit board place - this might help Advanced Tonearm stuff Tightening the suspension on your tonearm Some TT's have tonearms which seem to be loose. If you grab the tonearm and pull it gently back and forth and it seems loose you can tighten it. It shouldn't move at all. A loose suspension can severely affect it's performance - from jumping needles to binding. It's pretty easy to tighten the suspension. You'll need a small flat screwdriver and a large one. Use the large one to loosen the outer locking screw on the top of the pivot point. Now use the smaller screwdriver to loosen up the smaller screw. Put a drop of oil where the bearings are (under that top support on the other end of the adjustment screw) so that it doesn't bind. Now tighten the small screw slowly until it just contacts the bearings. Adjust the tightness so the tonearm doesn't wiggle if you pull on it but leave it loose enough for the tonearm to pivot freely without binding. Adjust carefully and don't overtighten otherwise the bearings will be damaged! When done, tighten up the locking screw. Tightening up the headshell locking ring Have you put on your headshell, twisted that knurled tightener at the end of the tonearm as tight as possible and have found that the headshell still moves around? What will happen is that the headshell won't sit parallel to the record but may be tilted as a result of twisting of the headshell. This usually occurs when you change headshells a lot or if you've had your turntable for a while, and can contribute to needle jumping so here's what you do to fix it. First read 3.2 on base disassembly. Remove the rubber base. There will be this big piece of hard black plastic covering almost everything. You'll need to remove it. To remove the tonearm assembly look for three screws (all formerly under that black plastic) and unscrew them. Be careful not to drop the tonearm when you remove that last screw! Now, remove the tonearm assembly from the rest of the 1200, and look at the bottom of the tonearm where the headshell is put in. There will be two tiny philips screws there. Get a jewelers screwdriver of the CORRECT size and tighten those up. Put the headshell on and try wiggling it to make sure everything is right. Now put your tonearm back on and close everything back up. hope this helps peace DJ Nyce

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