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Old 5th June 2006, 02:02 AM   #1
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my son just found a realistic turntable that has a built in 8 track and cassette player everthing works put we were listening to an old vinyl when all of a sudden the needle just started to slide all the way to the end of the record it wont play now-----anybody know what happened--- its model # 13-1208 Ibelieve
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Old 8th June 2006, 09:25 AM   #2
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Hi,

Sounds like the tip has broken off the cantilever of a ceramic cartridge.

This used to be quite common with ceramic cartriidges, in this case
it could also be the adhesive has aged and its simply fallen off.

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Old 8th June 2006, 10:53 PM   #3
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Spot on sreten. Tip's gone. It may be possible to find another, depending on your location. Ronette was probably the most common of these ceramic types. If it's a turnover type, the situation my be salvaged temporarily by playing some 78rpm shellacs.

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Old 9th June 2006, 10:47 AM   #4
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Sounds like the tip has broken off the cantilever of a ceramic cartridge.
The cartridge laid down its life to protect your records.

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Check with a local radio shack store, there is a small possibility that they can still order a replacement stylus for this model. (Typically won't be stocked item in the store.)
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Old 18th July 2006, 11:50 PM   #6
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Man! Does that bring back memories! Remember taping pennies on the tone arm?
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I never had a cheap enough turntable to require that subterfuge, but I remember seeing them around..

Hifi fanatic from about age 5... Bought my first turntable, a Garrard SP25-MKIV with Goldering magnetic cartridge.. Previous table was a hand me down - an early Garrard RC series stereo changer with various Grado and Shure cartridges. Also had a Philips portable with ceramic cart, it didn't need no stinkin' penny either..
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You were way ahead of me. I didn't get into the good stuff untill High School (Garrard with GE magnetic cart) But I DID build my own amp. 12AX7 into 6V6 with RIAA pre.

Many hours of enjoyment while I dreamend about the items in the "Allied Radio" catalog.

But that was back in the late 50s early 60s.
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Cool, in a sense you were ahead of me, 60's and 70's.. Got that SP25 when I was 17.. Did build a stereo SE amp with 12AX7 and pair of 6BQ5 on old magnavox chassis.
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Did build a stereo SE amp with 12AX7 and pair of 6BQ5 on old magnavox chassis.
We never realized, at the time, what precious jewels we had made.
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