PL-X420 turntable - the arm doesn't go down when playing a vinyl

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heek
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PL-X420 turntable - the arm doesn't go down when playing a vinyl

Post by heek » 04 Feb 2019 19:46

hello all, i have an issue with my turntable which is part of a whole pioneer hi-fi system (ampli, tuner, tape and phono).
the problem is that once i put on a 33" vinyl and try to play it, the automatic arm goes to the left until it reaches the disc start position but it doesn't go down.
i didn't used this system for a while, my father bought it in the 80-90s when i was a boy =)
and for a long period of time it remained unused.. now i put the whole system working, starting from repairing the amplifier in a pioneer center, and i also bought a needle because it was broken.
i don't know if mounting the needle caused the issue due to forcing the arm while i put away the cartridge screw to install it, now i am ready to uninstall the arm and re-try to get the arm working even if i don't know exactly how, since the manual doesn't cover this matter..
if anyone had suggestions i could try to solve this issue before bringing the turntable to the pioneer assistance center in my town.
any help would be appreciated
thank you

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Re: PL-X420 turntable - the arm doesn't go down when playing a vinyl

Post by heek » 04 Feb 2019 23:27

if it's necessary i could post a video through youtube
for now, these 2 pics, to show which is the turntable:
https://i.ibb.co/Npmddd7/PL-X420-close.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/7XqcSQK/PL-X420-open.jpg

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Re: PL-X420 turntable - the arm doesn't go down when playing a vinyl

Post by heek » 05 Feb 2019 19:00

thanks to all...
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Re: PL-X420 turntable - the arm doesn't go down when playing a vinyl

Post by Landolaman1 » 05 Feb 2019 19:21

heek wrote:
05 Feb 2019 19:00
thanks to all...
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Hey don't give up hope. Tangential TT's are a specialist area of their own. Personally wouldn't have a clue where to start but sure someone with a love for things tangential will happen along sooner or later. Good luck, Neil.

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Re: PL-X420 turntable - the arm doesn't go down when playing a vinyl

Post by heek » 05 Feb 2019 20:01

Landolaman1 wrote:
05 Feb 2019 19:21
heek wrote:
05 Feb 2019 19:00
thanks to all...
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Hey don't give up hope. Tangential TT's are a specialist area of their own. Personally wouldn't have a clue where to start but sure someone with a love for things tangential will happen along sooner or later. Good luck, Neil.
thank you man, i hope too

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