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I have a B&O BG model 8002.Often when I push "play", the tone arm carriage moves about 1" and returns in about 1 second. When it does move all the way to the edge of the record, it will not drop the arm and the stop button does not activate the return and shut off. The < > functions work fine. The platter turns as it should on "turn" mode and the stop button will turn it ioff in the "turn" mode. The 33-45 lights are OK and the + - buttons are working. HELP! Thanks, Jim Moore

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  • mybeolink Apr 06, 2011

    I'm sure it is a problem in the board, probably a capacitor causing the arm to return & shut off. I can replace it if I knew which one it is. Thanks

  • mybeolink Apr 06, 2011

    Thanks help mech. I'll give that a shot.

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In most of the cases, when capacitor gets faulty or weak.It gets bulged up from its top or, it gets leaked from top or it has burnt mark on its side and it looks bit different from other good capacitors on its side.Also this capacitors are soldered on the board.If the soldering gets loose the capacitor looses its connection to the board and it gets short in circuit.Just dry solder complete board.So if there is in case , the issue of loose component, then dry soldering will re-tight the loose components.This will help.Keep updated.Thanks.Helpmech.

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  • raj somaiya Apr 06, 2011

    Yes keep updated.Thanks.Helpmech.

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The arm is moved by a tangential motor and an normal motor. Both are electronically / quartz controlled. If you encounter problems with them then the control board is defective - either the power circuits or the photoelectric sensors are defective.
The only way to fix it is to replace the damaged parts. Unfortunately, due to the old age and rarity of the unit your only possible source of parts is B&O , you will have to contact them. You might also find them online, salvaged from discarded unit, but that is a long shot.
On the other hand you could sent your unit to an extremely good electronics repairman - he could adapt other components. But it must be a really good one, with a well equipped laboratory.

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  • Azrael SRL Apr 06, 2011

    On such an old unit probably all of them need replacing. But i doubt it's them. Anyway, you have nothing to lose replacing them all, they're less than 50 cents each.

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