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Re: Problem playing 45 Records to their entirety.
There is an adjustment on the tone arm that you use to set where the tone arm picks up at the end of the record. This adjustment is normaly at the back (pivot point) of the tone arm and will be on the side probably. By the way, the tone arm is the part that the stylus is mounted to that swings back and forth to reach all the surface of the record. Make your adjustment and then test and continue doing this until you get it just where you want it. It is a process of trial and error.
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It's likely that the belt has moved off where it should be. If the stylus was damage it would slide across the record or cause poor sound. It would not affect the speed unless there was too much pressure on the stylus, but you would feel that as the head of the arm would feel heavy.
somewhere on that player is a switch for 78-45-33 rpm the speed switch look up around by the tone arm above by where the record goes, it may not be on the front. switch it to the correct record you have 45's are small. 78's are medium and 33rpms are the big records..
The cartridge must have a stylus for 78rpm records. If the turntable does not have a 78 speed play it back at 45rpm. Record it and using the software you have or get one such as Audio Cleaning Lab, just select the option to convert from 45 to 78. You can then carry out any audio modifications to clean it up, then save it as an MP3.
Never use a 45/33 stylus to play a 78 and never use a 78 to play a 45/33 record.
The only thing (I think) that would cause a 45 to play badly and the 33 not, is either the cartridge or stylus, most likely the stylus. It's either worn or damaged, so it fits badly in the larger grooves of 45's then the smaller ones of 33!
The signal coming from the cartridge is the same on 45 as it would be from 33.
There are a couple of reasons this is happening. First and formost gently lift the stylus arm and blow any and all dust off of the needle.You may even have to gently 'pinch' off any accumulated dust. Be careful since you don't want to pull the playing needle off.
This is a very common problem. If this does not help, you need a new stylus needle for the arm.
My suggestion is ask a friend etc with a turntable to try the new LP and see if it bounces on there's. If it plays your old stuff it most likely doesn't need a new stylus. Records are records they don't make them any different to what they used to. Check the new LP, is it warped does it have marks where it jumps?