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My tone arm does not move across the record.. I use serato it still plays but it seems to just keep playing on the same part of the control vinyl and does not move..I have been told it may be jammed

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SOURCE: Tone arm skip back.

You most likely have broken balls,,, lol yes balls bearings are most likely broke you might have to replace your arm.. about 80.00 for the part

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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SOURCE: Technics 1210 tone arm is really stiff.

sounds more like the grease is hard

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SOURCE: Tone arm cueing problem on Technics SL-BD27.

the auto stop mechanism needs adjusting

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Technics 1210 MK11 - 'Click' in tone arm movement

Your tonearm is damaged at the pivoting screw. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to fix this other than replacing your tonearm. The pivoting screw is a cone shape screw - aka conical screw - and this sits on 4 ball bearings, with a very thin piece of sheet metal which keeps the ball bearings in place. If this thin piece of metal is damaged - more than likely indented - it causes this sort of clicking sound you speak of. You will need to have the tonearm replaced, as this cannot be fixed. Or, shall I say, it will cost you more to try and fix the problem than it will to just replace the tonearm:

FIX = 3-6hrs @ $85/hr
or
REPLACE = 1hr @ $85 + $70 (tonearm)

You do the math.

Technics Tonearm can be purchased here, but this is not an easy replacement, and you could do more damage if you are not sure of what your doing. Professional repair is recommended. You can buy the part, then bring it to the service shop.



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SOURCE: Tonearm not emitting signal into Serato

there is a switch that cuts off the signal when the tone arm docks.check the wiring is not broken inside and that the switch is ok.typically,red green white black red and white are plus and left ground is green and right ground is black.the collar that screws on to the head unit has 4 pins.make sure the contacts are clean.measure the wires one at a time from the tone arm to the rca plugs on the back.the green and black go to the outside collars,and the red and white go to the center pin of the rca plugs

Posted on May 26, 2009

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