Are you seeking ways of repairing your record player for a long time, but don’t become successful in finding an appropriate one? Do you feel frustrated due to that issue and want a suitable remedy? If yes, then you have finally come to the right place. In this post, we will tell you the method for doing this job in a superior way without any hassles. No matter you are a perfectionist or bought a record player for the first time, this set of instructions can work for everyone and providing you the perfect sound in a short span of minutes.
Also, we want to tell that this procedure might be a little bit complicated for the starters as they might know much about the working of turntables and the position of its parts. However, our team has made the process simple. We will offer the tricks for repairing the record player for adequate speed and sound. Please follow the below mentioned steps for repairing the record player comfortably.
You need to turn off the record player with speaker and unplug its wire to make sure no current passed to the equipment. Once you have removes the wire, it is time for inspection visually to find out any damage sign. Check out for the dents, chips or any other issues that can be seen by eyes.
Once you have completed the visual inspection, it is time for making a comparison of your old record player with the photograph of the new one. Now, you have to create a list of parts that demand a replacement.
In this step, you need to check each connection to this equipment. Start the process from the power source by checking all the wires and plugs for finding a faulty connection. You should ensure that the record player’s wire plugged properly and the switch is on.
In this step, you need a multimeter so that the continuity level of all the cables can be tested. This equipment will check the turntable plug and wires by making a connection to both its ends. If you found any faulty section, you need to replace that.
In this step, there is a need to make the connection of multimeter with the signal cables for ensuring shorts and continuity to the cartridge through the plug. Also, it is important to check out the output cables for ensuring that the physical & electrical connections are fully secure.
The signal path can be tested via output cables by using a signal tracer for creating a test signal. Make sure the operation of the output cables is perfect and if there is a need for replacement, then do one.
Here, you need to check out the tonearm’s needle visually to ensure that it fit and work perfectly. You can verify it by switching on the turntable and testing the needle while operating. If it shows some problems, then you should replace it.
If all the parts of the record player look perfect, then you have to check out the operation of the cartridge. There are many instances where a cartridge fails due to some issues. In that case, there is no signal generated by the cartridge despite all the connections in the system work perfectly. While shopping for the replacement components, it is important that you should buy one according to the model and manufacturer of the cartridge & record player.
This step is very easy to perform, and you only need a screwdriver to complete it. You need to dismount the cartridge and replace it. Once the old cartridge gets disconnected, you need to connect the new one.
In this step, our main job is to replace the damaged, faulty, or frayed tonearm cables in your turntable. This process is very simple and doesn’t involve many complications. The cables are connected with the cartridge through solderless or crimp connections.
It is very important that you stay extra careful while performing this replacement work because it comes very thin gauge that can be damaged very easily. Also, don’t forget to clean the connections using sandpaper or a soft cloth.
After the completion of the eighth step, you need to check out the drive system manually. Nowadays, there are mainly two kinds of modern turntables having belt drive & direct drive. The belt generally fails in the belt-driven record player that uses a motor for turning the turntable, and you need to replace it if that happens.
On the other hand, the driving wheel’s rubber usually loses grip over time in the direct-drive turntables, and you need to replace it.
Also, there are instances where the motor gets failed and stop operating at the required speed. In that case, you also have to inspect motor & housing. If it has burn marks, then you have to replace it.
It is the last step in this process where you have to inspect the turntable platter to check out the vertical movement or warps when the turntable rotates. A twist indicated by the warps or vertical movement in the platter. It distorts the playback. In that, you have to replace the platter.
There is a greater chance that you will become successful in repairing the turntable after following ‘the steps mentioned in this guide comfortably. However, it is important that you don’t apply any step forcefully if you find difficulty.
We believe that this guide has provided you with all the important information about repairing the record player efficiently. Our team has tried to explain all the steps in a language that is fully comfortable to understand. It is better to repair the record at home for avoiding unnecessary charges. However, your record player still doesn’t work adequately; then it is better to seek the help of a professional. If you have a query regarding this post, please tell us in the comment section. Our team will reach to you as soon as possible.