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Old 17th July 2007, 06:55 AM   #1
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i just want to replace them myself. i have attempted to find the user manual online as i cannot find mine and was wondering if anyone has done this themselves and if the user manual is even the place to look for instructions on this. not modifying or anything. just want to do a simple replacement of my tonearms.

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Old 17th July 2007, 07:28 AM   #2
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What's wrong with the arms?

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Old 17th July 2007, 11:02 AM   #3
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Old 2nd September 2007, 01:58 PM   #4
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Hope I'm not too late for you - have just joined - but I am in the process of this myself, along with a few mods to both of my SL1210 MK3D Turntables.

Manual Paradise is where I located and acquired my Service Manual - you might try them...
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Old 6th September 2007, 01:43 PM   #5
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Hi flip

It's really easy.

Here's how I did it:

1. Remove mat & platter.
2. Turn TT upside down with the perspex cover in place. I placed min on top of a pillow.
3. Remove 4 feet by turning (unscrewing) anti-clockwise.
4. Remove all screws from the rubber base. Remove base. You may need to remove the mains plug to unthread the mains lead and audio lead from the cover.
5. Remove all screws from the composite moulding. Remove the moulding. Note: 4 of the screws at the back retain the hinge, so beware that it will flip up when released.
6. Disconnect the arm's earth lead from the chassis.
7. Remove the remaining assembly from the cover and ensure that the arm has support for when it detaches from its mounting.
8. Remove the 3 retaining screws of the arm and you should be able to remove it.

It's so simple that I wrote this from memory, though YMMV.
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