Sony PS-X45 tonearm drop

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Dchawk
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Sony PS-X45 tonearm drop

Post by Dchawk » 08 Jan 2014 01:55

I have Sony PS-X45 that I love but it has one issue: When using the auto start or repeat functions, it drops the the tonearm so quickly that it bounces on the album. I have fiddled with the lift mechanism but can't figure out what is causing this or more how to fix it. Does anyone know the fix for this issue? My old PS-T33 had the same problem.

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Re: Sony PS-X45 tonearm drop

Post by Dchawk » 28 Jan 2014 16:46

help anyone????

Japi Roelofs
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Re: Sony PS-X45 tonearm drop

Post by Japi Roelofs » 28 Jan 2014 16:52

The usual problem: the arm lifter is a piston moving inside a barrel. The piston should be covered in high viscosity silicone oil. The oil will damp the movement, making the cuing smooth and slow.

The original oil has probably dried out. Applying new oil to the piston usually solves the problem.

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Re: Sony PS-X45 tonearm drop

Post by Dchawk » 29 Jan 2014 13:56

Thanks for the reply Japi. I will give that a try.

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Re: Sony PS-X45 tonearm drop

Post by Recordman1961 » 08 Sep 2019 23:42

Was this done through the top of the machine or underneath?

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Re: Sony PS-X45 tonearm drop

Post by Gearhead388 » 03 Oct 2019 02:45

I have 2 of these great tables, both with the same problem. I bought the correct fluid and started disassembly when I realized I would have to remove the tonearm and the cycling cam to remove the cueing piston then remove piston from barrel so I put it back together and run it manual untill someday I feel like stripping it down to do it proper- Big PITA

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