Bang & Olufsen Beogram 2400 acting weird

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Bang & Olufsen Beogram 2400 acting weird

Post by Vox T » 06 Apr 2010 05:13

Motor won't stay engaged. Any ideas?

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Post by Vox T » 06 Apr 2010 14:59

It will turn as long as I have my finger on the "turn" button but as soon as I remove my finger from the button, then it stops turning.

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Post by Vox T » 06 Apr 2010 19:40

Nobody here have a Beogram? Anyone know of a Beogram forum? This is a cool looking turntable and needs to be fixed.

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no record on platter

Post by audiopile » 07 Apr 2010 03:29

I just acquired a 2404 (essentially the same thing) - on all the B&O'sTT's I'm familiar with - they had sensors built in to tell the arm if there was a record on the platter - no record -doesn't allow arm to move over and set down.
The "turn" function was to allow you to use record cleaners ( brushes ,pads,etc.) before actually playing the record.Put a record on - install and balance out a cart in the arm and it'll probably work just fine.
BTW-if you have any doubts about the wear on the cart that probably came with this TT- Soundsmith does have replacements.

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Post by Vox T » 07 Apr 2010 04:12

I just put a record on it and the motor still won't stay engaged unless my finger is on the button. The arm moves onto the record if I hold down the button, regardless of there being a record on the platter.

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This site's Library

Post by audiopile » 07 Apr 2010 16:48

Have you looked at this site's Library for a manual - I have and somewhat disappointing -the 2400 isn't listed - but my 2404 is.Why don't you look at the 2404 manual and see how close to your table it is ? IIRR - the 2400 was simply the 2404 minus the DIN and with RCA plugs on the ends of the hook up cables . Does this jibe with what's in front of you?
L to R - the angled front panel on my 2404 has the following buttons :Turn -45-33 then on the right side -again from L-R stop-pause-start. There is a thumbwheel speed adjuster just to the left of the second set of buttons ( to the left of the stop button).
Is this pretty much the layout of your table ?

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Post by Vox T » 09 Apr 2010 06:40

To me it feels like the motor relay is not staying engaged.

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turn button operation

Post by audiopile » 09 Apr 2010 16:44

If you put a record on the table and hit the start button -what happens?
What is the button layout left to right across the front of your table ?Do you have a cartridge installed/balanced in the table when you are testing it. On my 2404 - the turn button only causes the table to turn while it is held down - lift your finger from this button and it immediately stops - this is normal operation.
Would suggest that AudiKarma could be another site worth looking at for info/help on vintage stuff.

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Post by fscl » 09 Apr 2010 16:56

Vox T wrote:To me it feels like the motor relay is not staying engaged.
Check your PM.....and post this question on beoworld as mitman suggested....

You should get some kind of definitive cause and answer.

Good luck.

Fred

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Post by Vox T » 10 Apr 2010 03:55

fscl wrote:
Vox T wrote:To me it feels like the motor relay is not staying engaged.
Check your PM.....and post this question on beoworld as mitman suggested....

You should get some kind of definitive cause and answer.

Good luck.

Fred
I signed up for Beoworld but never got a confirmation email. I don't think their system is working properly.

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Re: turn button operation

Post by Vox T » 10 Apr 2010 06:08

audiopile wrote:If you put a record on the table and hit the start button -what happens?
What is the button layout left to right across the front of your table ?Do you have a cartridge installed/balanced in the table when you are testing it. On my 2404 - the turn button only causes the table to turn while it is held down - lift your finger from this button and it immediately stops - this is normal operation.
There is no "start" button, there is only one button that appears to have many functions. Including "TURN", "33", "STOP", "45" and "PAUSE". There is a cartridge with good stylus installed.

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Post by Vox T » 10 Apr 2010 18:32

Fixed! I checked the specs on the relay switch arm and bent it in slightly. The motor now engages and stays on. Trouble is I now have one audio channel out. Any ideas?

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Post by Vox T » 10 Apr 2010 19:02

Broken connection inside the RCA connector. All is well. Thank you FSCL!

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Post by Vox T » 10 Apr 2010 19:24

Aw shite, another problem. The arm won't return unless I manually lift if past the end of a record. Looks like another adjustment needs to be made. Bloody hell.

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Post by fscl » 12 Apr 2010 02:39

Vox T wrote:Aw shite, another problem. The arm won't return unless I manually lift if past the end of a record. Looks like another adjustment needs to be made. Bloody hell.
VoxT,

What are your impressions of the B & O? Especially as it seems you got her to play to the end.... :)

Fred

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