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Old 31st December 2011, 06:35 PM   #11
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It was meant to be a reply did it wrong sorry.

The motor doesnt seem to do anything? The belt is brand new so im wondering if something is causing the motor to stick. Is was working fine before going into storage
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Old 31st December 2011, 08:02 PM   #12
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It was meant to be a reply did it wrong sorry.

The motor doesnt seem to do anything? The belt is brand new so im wondering if something is causing the motor to stick. Is was working fine before going into storage
It's a forty year old table with a bunch of electronics that deteriorates over time so the switches probably need to be cleaned and all of the electrolytic capacitors replaced. The motor does not run directly off of the mains, it has its own oscillator and amplifiers. Unless you are good with electronics this is probably a job for a good service tech or a nearby electronics savvy member.
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i own one of those. it has a number of buttons that make it turn. which one did you press?

more importantly: have you read the manual?

the 125mk2 with its original arm will lower the arm at the push of one of its buttons and raise it at the end of the record. you will have to figure out how much of the electronics related to that are still in use or else have been removed/bypassed.

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i own one of those. it has a number of buttons that make it turn. which one did you press?

more importantly: have you read the manual?

the 125mk2 with its original arm will lower the arm at the push of one of its buttons and raise it at the end of the record. you will have to figure out how much of the electronics related to that are still in use or else have been removed/bypassed.

post pictures!
The ones I have worked on have no electronics associated with the arm at all, and all switches are slide type switches with exposed wipers that oxidize over time. This table was sold both with and without a Thorens arm, and even in a case where a Thorens arm may have been fitted the arm board is easily replaced.
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Old 2nd January 2012, 08:03 AM   #15
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Here are some photos.

The arm has the phono cable running from it and a small thin cable connected to the body of the player too, im guessing earth?

Ive tried turning te unit on with the sliding switch and adjusting the speed but this hasnt made any difference.

I have a nice stainless plate on order for the hole in the arm board to cover the hold.

Ive photographed the cartridge that i cant identify as well.

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Old 2nd January 2012, 11:32 AM   #16
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Hi

The cartridge is a Linn K5 or K9 (probably a K5). Unfortunately, replacement styli are no longer available for either of these. A simple solution might be to buy an Audio Technica ATN95E stylus, which ought to fit (the bodies of these Linn cartridges were made by AT). It's just possible that the stylus assembly would need some plastic trimmed off it to fit (though the body shape does look very like the AT95E cartridge, so maybe not). Something like a Goldring 1012GX might be a saner choice!

This is all for after you get the deck rotating, of course! I believe Dominic Harper of North West Analogue offers turntable servicing, so that might be an option.

Mark

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Old 2nd January 2012, 11:40 AM   #17
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Just to add, the thin wire you mention is almost certainly an earth, and should be connected to the earth terminal on the amp/phono amp (whichever you are using).

As the deck worked before it went into storage, it's quite possible a switch contact has corroded in that time, and is no longer passing current. It might be as simple as that. I take it the mains plug is wired correctly. If the mains lead is like my old TD160, there are two cores, live and neutral (brown and blue).

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Old 2nd January 2012, 05:42 PM   #18
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Ok thanks for that. :-)

I think i will buy a new stylus for the ortofon if i can put this on the linn arm? This cartridge seems to have very good reviews.

I would ideally like to get the table working myself, i do have some electronics knowledge. Would taking the unit apart to have a look be of any use, are the components clear to see? Im also struggling to find a guide of how to take the unit apart, it seems pretty well together.

The mains i have fitted a new 3 pin plug connected with a 3a fuse. The earth from the arm is earthed to the table itself. I am using a marantz amp.
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Ok thanks for that. :-)

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I would ideally like to get the table working myself, i do have some electronics knowledge. Would taking the unit apart to have a look be of any use, are the components clear to see? Im also struggling to find a guide of how to take the unit apart, it seems pretty well together.
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The full manuals for this table can be found at Vinyl Engine | The Home of the Turntable as I mentioned in a previous post. You must however be a member. The table is fairly easy to take apart - I've worked on several MKI and MKII.. The motor, electronics, and main bearing differ significantly between the two versions and are not interchangeable if you end up needing parts.
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Old 2nd January 2012, 06:28 PM   #20
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Thanks i will take a look at the service manual to see if there is something i can work out.

Can i check at what point the table should spin up. When its switched on with the right slider, or when the arm is moved?
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