Fixed cueing arm lift for Technics SL 1300-1400-1500 mk2

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Re: Fixed cueing arm lift for Technics SL 1300-1400-1500 mk2

Post by elinat » 20 Apr 2019 05:27

I'm very happy to report that I now have a fully functional automatic SL-1300Mk2. I went back at the tonearm return adjustment screw like you guys suggested. I guess I misunderstood the directions the last time. I kept turning the screw clockwise since the arm fails to return after the last groove. It returns only if I pick it up and move it towards the middle. This time I made adjustments turning the screw counterclockwise and I finally got it to work right! Thanks guys for all the help

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Re: Fixed cueing arm lift for Technics SL 1300-1400-1500 mk2

Post by cmarti » 23 Apr 2019 02:43

elinat wrote:
20 Apr 2019 05:27
Thanks guys for all the help
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Re: Fixed cueing arm lift for Technics SL 1300-1400-1500 mk2

Post by jdhorn1 » 16 May 2019 04:06

After the success I had with the 1300 MKII I stupidly sold it. But I managed to land a 1310 MKII. Things didn't fair as well. After a fellow AKer said his 1310 had the bronze bushing, I ordered that. But when I got it apart, mine had the steel bushing. Instead of returning it I tried to make it work. No Dice. Epic fail. The gear broke. And in the frustration I managed to break a wire. So I unsoldered the rest of the wires from the board. Took it totally apart. Got to order the one for the steel gear, got to re-wire the broken wire, may do all four wires with the KAB kit. I'll report back

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Re: Fixed cueing arm lift for Technics SL 1300-1400-1500 mk2

Post by ZoKtorR » 12 Jul 2019 11:04

I just bought a really good looking SL-1300 mk2 for € 80, and it has the same cracked part. Tried to plastic weld it but it broke again while closing up. Ordered the 3D printed part.

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the effort of scanning and editing the part. But I have a 3D printer at home, and with the .stl or CAD file I could just print it at home for free. If it breaks, just print it again.

SDG0407, can you consider putting the .stl on Thingiverse for people to download and print for themselves?

After all, thousands of enthusiasts put their tutorials on YT for everyone to watch for free. Just a thought...

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Re: Fixed cueing arm lift for Technics SL 1300-1400-1500 mk2

Post by jdhorn1 » 14 Jul 2019 19:03

ZoKtorR wrote:
12 Jul 2019 11:04
I just bought a really good looking SL-1300 mk2 for € 80, and it has the same cracked part. Tried to plastic weld it but it broke again while closing up. Ordered the 3D printed part.

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the effort of scanning and editing the part. But I have a 3D printer at home, and with the .stl or CAD file I could just print it at home for free. If it breaks, just print it again.

SDG0407, can you consider putting the .stl on Thingiverse for people to download and print for themselves?

After all, thousands of enthusiasts put their tutorials on YT for everyone to watch for free. Just a thought...
Just gluing the broken gear will not work. Some have drilled holes thru the thicker sections of the original gear and run a wire through it, then epoxy or JB weld. Seemed to have had some success with that. The Shapeways part I just installed in my SL-1310 MK2 has been hit and miss. I sanded spots smoother and seemed to help. Still if after I get it all working right and then change any of the settings, arm VTA, cue lever height, it still wants to stick with the arm not lowering. I have to manually run it thru several auto cycles to get it to work as it should. Then it seems to run in auto fine.

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Re: Fixed cueing arm lift for Technics SL 1300-1400-1500 mk2

Post by ZoKtorR » 06 Aug 2019 13:13

I installed the part on my 1300, and the strange thing is that pushing the Start button works like it should the first time, but after that first time, pushing Start only makes the turntable turn for a few seconds, then it stops (no arm lift, but I can hear some movement under the tonearm base).

I can cycle the automatic start & setdown by turning the plastic cam wheel by hand, no problem. Manual cueing works too, with a bit more force than expected. So the plastic part isn't broken. Maybe the part needs to be sanded some more? Where does it need sanding exactly?

Also, the Stop button doesn't do anything, and automatic return doesn't work.

And the main board seems to get hot during playing. :?

Any ideas? :| Thank you!

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Re: Fixed cueing arm lift for Technics SL 1300-1400-1500 mk2

Post by jamkrouse » 07 Aug 2019 12:52

I have (2) issues with my 1300MK2. First is the piece I can purchase from shapeway but the second is the plastic piece that follows the cam opening in the cueing mechanism has the following stud sheered off. Is there a fix or a 3D printed replacement for this as well? Thanks!

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Re: Fixed cueing arm lift for Technics SL 1300-1400-1500 mk2

Post by ZoKtorR » 08 Aug 2019 10:32

I'm quite sure that there is no 3D printed replacement part for that, unfortunately. Keep an eye on https://organdonorparts.com or Fleabay.

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