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Olddeck
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No Power

Post by Olddeck » 04 Jan 2020 16:56

HI, just joined this site.

I have a Garrard GT35P deck since new. The other day on auto reject, it just stopped dead with the arm left in the air unable to lower it. On/off switch did not work. I'm just wondering if anyone can throw any light on the problem. I checked the fuse, ok. plugged in and turned off and on a few times, no go. Then after leaving for a while it worked. I think the cable is ok.

I may have caused this myself by putting on a Dina Ross & The Suppemes record on which I found hanging about. With the return of power I spinned Bats out of Hell, and now all is working. But is the problem likely to return?

Also wondering if anyone knows where one can buy a dust bug in the UK as mine went long ago. Also where one can get some oil for the drive system.

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Re: No Power

Post by lenjack » 04 Jan 2020 18:08

The power cord might have an intermittent break. Next time it happens, wiggle the cord, and see what happens.

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Re: No Power

Post by Olddeck » 04 Jan 2020 19:27

Thanks for your reply. I did think of that but it seems ok to me.

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Re: No Power

Post by A70BBen » 05 Jan 2020 22:42

My GT35 quit due to an open power transformer primary. A very fine wire, thinner than a human hair, had broken. Fortunately the break was not within the coil...it was between the coil and the solder terminals...so a repair was possible.

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Re: No Power

Post by Olddeck » 06 Jan 2020 08:00

Thanks for your reply, it did not mean much to me as I don't know much about it, but very useful to know as a possible if it happens again as something to look in to.

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Re: No Power

Post by S.J. » 12 Jan 2020 09:32

A70BBen, yes thanks for your response! I have exactly the same problem! One of the very fine wires emerging from one of the coils has snapped. I am going to look at it today and attempt a repair.
Can you offer any advice as to how to solder such a THIN wire? So frustrating because the rest of the deck (its a 40100 is immaculate!

thanks SJ.

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Re: No Power

Post by A70BBen » 15 Jan 2020 02:47

I rigged up a jig of sorts, embedding the thin wires in bits of plasticene so the broken ends were touching (had to carefully pull one of them to get a mm or so of overlap). Then I used a hot soldering iron and placed a drop of solder where the wires overlapped, so they got joined. Probably I had scraped the enamel off the wires to bare copper with a razor blade first. That restored the connection electrically, but I then reinforced it with several costs of model.airplane glue.

It was tedious and took all of my skill in working with small parts!

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