philsicle wrote:hey there, i opened up the cover and checked the linear drive rope. it is intact and properly alligned. i still do noy get how to rectify the the stylus starting and then dragging over hard.
There should be a drive belt between the tonearm drive motor to the tonearm worm gear pulley. It is good that the linear drive rope is intact.
The tonearm should not droop down when the unit is not playing. There is a tonearm solenoid that defaults to lift position even with power cut.
Please review the SL-QL5 service manual.
For a quick reference with pictures of the general Technics linear tonearm drive train, download the servicing information under this turntable:http://www.vinylengine.com/library/Technics/sl-j2.shtml
You will see the drive rope, the worm and spur gear driving the drive rope and the tonearm drive motor and the rubber belt driving the worm gear pulley in the pictures.
I understand that the multiple pages on the topic "SL-7 Disassembly" may not make sense, however, take the time to read through it and try to locate the parts written about with your DL5 opened. Make sure to take lots of pictures with a digital camera with macro while disassembling the DL5 so you can make sure to refer to while reassembling.
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