Yesterday I picked up a Elac 50H II from the original owner. I had been searching for a Technics SL1350 or 1650 as I wanted another record changer. I had been pretty lucky in EBAY but its a crapshoot on what your getting once its arrives. The local owner of the Elac was very honest and upfront saying one of his cats knocked the tuntable to the floor and it hadn't been working right since. He described the symptoms as a rubbing/knocking sound, and a slow speed which could not be adjusted. As he did I also removed the platter and changer from the base and could not find the cause. I looked at the motor assembly, idler drive assembly, suspension springs, and anything underneath that I could feel vibrating. The only thing I found was one broken legs which I re-glued. Taking a break I plugged it into the receiver, the sound from the original Elac cartridge was horrible and the record played slow and uneven. I think I have it fixed but am giving it another day or so before I can say I brought it back to life.