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Audio Technica AT-PL50 Stereo full automatic turntable system

The arm goes over the record, hovers, then returns to the cradle-- never making contact with the record.

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  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    arm plays until about 3/4s through record, then pulls back. wont let me play the last 1/4 of any record.

  • jalso Dec 31, 2008

    arm plays record until about 3/4s through, then pulls back and returns to cradle. wont let me play the last 1/4 of any records. help!

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Try winding the turntable at least ten times clockwise per the instruction manual to reset the mechanism.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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Try pushing the button on the far right. I had this same problem last night before I released the button was in the wrong position. It is called the "Lift" button and when depressed it lifts the needle up from the record- or keeps it raised and never lets it come down.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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