I'm currently restoring a Philips AG 2030, and need some advice. The Dutch service manual is not much use to me :)
- What is the recommended lubricant for the turntable? When I removed it there was the remains of what looked like solidified grease - similar to general purpose automotive grease.
- Are there any other lubrication points?
- My deck has a built-in pre-amplifier. There is an earth braid on the DIN lead, but should there be a separate earth lead coming out from the tone arm? When I first removed the bottom cover, a thin piece of wire fell of of the bottom of the tone arm, and I suspect that this might have had something to do with earthing. I have seen a couple of pictures on the web which seem to show an additional earth wire, but they are not clear enough for me to be sure.
- The rubber mat is very stiff ( a common problem from what I have read). Is there any way of making it flexible again or will it just snap like a popadom?