I have mixed feelings about the Mister Disc crapping out. Of course I'm bummed that it is broken but at least it suggests that something was going south when I noticed the unacceptable wow before its demise.
Now if I attempt to turn the platter by hand it takes a fair bit of torque and makes a scraping noise.
I'll try to find time to take it apart tomorrow to see what is up with it. This thing has a platter bearing worthy of a "real" turntable and not much more than a year ago I lubed it with white lithium grease. I'll try to fix what is wrong and give it another go.
Macflyer wrote:The Sony is indeed a conversation piece. But as you say, I would think they go for ridiculous money.
Well, I'll have to see.
@Phil: a pity the state of things with your Mister Disc. But then, it needs some more usage again