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The spin of the tonearme doesn't works softly.

I have two Vestax pdx-2300 mk II pro, and one of both has a little problem, but that becomes a serious problem, because i can't play any record.
The spin of the tonearm has a little resistance that affects her rotation. I can't play  any record  without  skips because the needle can't follow the source of the record smoothly due to that resistance in the tonearm.

I was thinking in put some oil into the axis of the tonearm, but i don't know if that is a good idea.

Another question: Where can i find the schematics o manual repair of this turntable?

thank  you very much!

Miguel Angel

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  • pete0309 Feb 19, 2008

    i have just bought 2 vextax pdx 2000 turntables, one is ok, the other skips, dragging the needle backwards. tried changing the headshells/needles over, set up tone arms, height, swapped positions of the decks, bought a spirit level to check balanced ok, nothing has worked. when i oplay a record and look at the needle from the front it is pulled slightly left (my left as i look at if) as if the tone arm may be twisted. Am at wits end now.

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    ufukozgen Jan 24, 2012

    hi, this question is from 2007 and it's probably resolved for better or for worse but i'll reply anyway in case anyone else has a similar problem. i had this problem and i just found the reason and it seems fixed now. please refer to below:

    if you loosen the 1.5 mm hex screw on the black part (lower one) below the arm, you can remove the tonearm assembly. be careful while you're pulling it obv. minding the cables. when you remove it you'll see that the arm actually rotates inside a bearing of some sort (see the gold colored concentric parts where the cables go through). and you'll see a black pin next to them on the arm. this pin normally rests within the black part where you unloosened the hex set screw. the pin and the ~90 degrees cavity in the black part define together the movement range of the arm. in my case, the pin had penetrated the surface of the cavity and damaged it as i moved the tonearm, causing friction. what i did was tightening the hex screw (i.e resetting the tonearm assembly) while the arm was a few mm above the previous position where the pin touched the cavity surface so that it wouldn't touch it anymore. i guess the damaged part should be replaced as i assume when you transport the deck the arm may fall flush again. or the surface may be repaired with some sort of paint or coating.

    i'm thinking this may have happened when the deck was shipped to me a couple of weeks ago as it was present from the beginning.

    so i'm hoping if this is anyone's problem, this is helpful for you, but i guess other issues may cause a stiff tonearm too? take care...

  • ufukozgen
    ufukozgen Jan 24, 2012

    hi, this question is from 2007 and it's probably resolved for better or for worse but i'll reply anyway in case anyone else has a similar problem. i had this problem and i just found the reason and it seems fixed now. please refer to below:

    if you loosen the 1.5 mm hex screw on the black part (lower one) below the arm, you can remove the tonearm assembly. be careful while you're pulling it obv. minding the cables. when you remove it you'll see that the arm actually rotates inside a bearing of some sort (see the gold colored concentric parts where the cables go through). and you'll see a black pin next to them on the arm. this pin normally rests within the black part where you unloosened the hex set screw. the pin and the ~90 degrees cavity in the black part define together the movement range of the arm. in my case, the pin had penetrated the surface of the cavity and damaged it as i moved the tonearm, causing friction. what i did was tightening the hex screw (i.e resetting the tonearm assembly) while the arm was a few mm above the previous position where the pin touched the cavity surface so that it wouldn't touch it anymore. i guess the damaged part should be replaced as i assume when you transport the deck the arm may fall flush again. or the surface may be repaired with some sort of paint or coating.

    i'm thinking this may have happened when the deck was shipped to me a couple of weeks ago as it was present from the beginning.

    so i'm hoping if this is anyone's problem, this is helpful for you, but i guess other issues may cause a stiff tonearm too? take care...

  • ufukozgen
    ufukozgen Jan 24, 2012

    oops, sorry this is my first time here, so i double-posted my solution -in the comments section! i just want to add that now that i see you can add pix, if needed please let me know and i can upload some pictures too...

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Hex screw hole under the tonearm you have to seperate the tonearm from sitting on the base, then tighten back down homie

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No a good idea, and sketmatic wont help you unless you plan on soldering. I would lift the tonearm and see how far it goes inward until you feel resistance. Maybe the weight need to be adjusted. Is the turntable on a flat surface? Is there anything obstructing the path of the counter weight?

keep me posted.

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