Philips AF 829

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Re: Philips AF 829 mk2

Post by kevin80 » 15 Jul 2018 14:07

Hello! I recently purchased a Philips AF 829 mk2 pick-up. The problem is that the engine does not spin when I give it the play command. I say the engine is good, checked separately. All the commands go, the sound is heard. I turned the platter by hand to check it. Pick-up is complete inside and outside. There is nothing missing from it. What could be the problem ?

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Re: Philips AF 829

Post by bg1772 » 22 Dec 2018 17:44

Japi Roelofs wrote:
18 Jan 2013 14:37
These tables work with LEDs in the automatics. I have an AF-829 MkII that wouldn't engage the auto return function. Replacing the LED solved the problem. Same for the auto-start. I had a 977 that started the automatics, but when the needle hit the record the turntable would stop spinning. LED problem.

Replace all the LEDs inside the table, that will probably solve the problem.
I recently acquired a Phillips af-829 which was not returning the tone arm at the end of the album. The LED replacement advice worked for me. Thank you for this post!

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Re: Philips AF 829

Post by kevin80 » 24 Dec 2018 18:27

Thank you very much. I checked all the lights, got out and it works. I'll change them all.

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Re: Philips AF 829

Post by Northern Vinyl » 21 Oct 2019 21:27

Hello Japi
I repair turntables in Cape Town South Africa.
I currently have a Philips AF 977 on my desk, also with the auto return not working. I'll try your fix on this one as well.
Thank you for the advice.
Kind regards
Colin, Northern Vinyl