20 Most Recent Audio Technica AT-PL50 Turntable Questions & Answers

Just change button

Audio Technica... | Answered on Dec 23, 2014

Crazy glue, but only a bit

Audio Technica... | Answered on Dec 23, 2014

There is a ground ,usually on any electrical outlet, on the wall plug, or just use the box mounted on the wall where you have the receptable.

Audio Technica... | Answered on Dec 23, 2014

Possibly. It depends upon the type of cartridge used by your AT turntable. If the volume is very low, there may not be enough output.

Audio Technica... | Answered on Jun 10, 2014

The speed is set by a synchronous motor that drives the turn table. There may be a small adjustable resistor (pot) that will do the trick.

Audio Technica... | Answered on May 31, 2013

Try to put one or two drops of oil in the shaft of the motor. be sure when you put the oil it should not spread on the pull where you put the belt. You will be able to see the shaft of the motor beneath the belt pulley. And also put one or two drops of oil in the center shaft one which the plater rotates. Probably this will rectify the problem of your turntable.

Audio Technica... | Answered on Mar 18, 2013

And when you tell us what it is doing and not doing we can consider a solution.

Audio Technica... | Answered on Jan 29, 2013

There are two possibilities. here (both in case it power on but no spin )..One ..there is no noise at all ..and in this case the motor is burned out ..and you will need a replacement ..and the second case..there is a noise from the motor ..but the platter will not spin ..and in this case you need a replacement for the belt ..cause the drive is belt based..
If you do not have power at all ..than you might need to check the fuses..There has to be located somewhere near the access point of the power cable ..and usually are labeled..and look like a plastic screw lid ..which once removed..will expose the fuse..
For a belt fault ..take a look here for a replacement
In case the motor is out ..you may consider if it will worth the repair...unless it has a sentimental vale for you ..and in this case you have to contact the manufacturer for a replacement or ..if they do not make this kind anymore..you may consider buy a second hand one for parts ..

Audio Technica... | Answered on Aug 30, 2011

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Audio Technica... | Answered on Jul 09, 2011

WASH YOUR HANDS FIRST! Any oils on the drive belt may cause slippage.

This is from the manual:

A) Remove the record mat from the turntable platter
(Fig. 10a). Through an opening in the
turntable platter, visually inspect to see if the drive belt
is around the motor pulley (Fig. 10b).
B) If the drive belt is not around the motor pulley: Lift
and remove the turntable. Place a thumb into each of
the left and right openings on the turntable platter; and,
using the fingers to press down on the turntable housing’s
surface, pull the platter straight up (Fig. 10c).
Avoid pressing on the tone arm.
C) With the turntable platter bottom side up, place the
belt along the outside wall of the turntable platter's
drive rim, making certain that the belt is smooth and
flat all the way around (Fig. 10d).
D) Put the turntable back on the center spindle, make
certain it is fully seated, and align one of its openings
over the motor pulley position.
E) Through the opening, carefully hook the turntable
belt with a finger or with the original red ribbon (never
use a sharp object) and pull the belt over the motor
pulley (Fig. 10e). Make certain the belt is not twisted
between the pulley and the platter’s drive rim.
F) Put the record mat back on the platter.
G) While holding the tone arm in its rest position,
slowly turn the platter by hand clockwise at least 10
rotations to clear the mechanism’s automatic cycle.

Audio Technica... | Answered on Apr 24, 2011

I don't know the AT PL50 but I had a similar problem with another make of turntable.
The problem was caused by the rear end of the pick-up arm hitting the side of the perspex cover. The solution was a simple one - leave the lid in the raised position or lift the cover right off when playing records.

Audio Technica... | Answered on Jan 30, 2011

there are not much electronic circuit for controlling the mechanism. all mecanical movements. there are only switches to sense staring and ending. remove the power and do the following

while holding the tone arm in its rest position, slowly turn the platter by hand clock wise at least 10 rotation to clear the machanism's automatic cycle.

the connect the power and press start.

Audio Technica... | Answered on Jan 06, 2011

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