Been a lurker around this forum for a short time and I have to say it is an amazing resource! I've been hunting for a good TT for a few months now and came across a Dual 731q at a thrift store this afternoon. After getting the guy home I found that the unit will not "turn on" once plugged in
. That is, there is no strobe light, platter spinning, etc, although the tonearm seems to move properly. I figure that most probably I should check/replace the fuse, however I can't seem to figure out how to get the unit open!
I've been through the manual a few times, which seems to suggest that I need to: 1)disengage the three transport screws and 2) unscrew the mounting plate. I think I've got the transport screws disengaged (they are unscrewed and are able to move at an angle) however I am less sure about the mounting plate. Is this the area where the signal and power cables come out of? If so, I've unscrewed this plate but the turntable it self will not come out of the housing.
Would anyone be able to explain the process for removing this direct-drive table? Also, any helpful tips for getting the unit back to working condition again? Thanks for taking the time to check out my post! I really appreciate it.