I'm sorry I did not explain it more. Basically, I would put a 12" record on and press the start/stop and it would not land on the record, and skip off. I got the record player from eBay, it's in great shape. For being an old model, it looks brand new. Should I wrap copper wire around the tonearm? The exact model is Technics SL-QD33R. I've tried manually putting the tonearm on the record and it works once it finds the grooves for a minute or so and then skips somewhat. I am clueless as to record player parts, terms, everything. And I apologize for being ignorant to it, but you all seem friendly and I feel that I can ask you guys. This is going to sound SO stupid, but when I clean the controls, are you talking about the buttons on the front? Oxidation? I guess I just need to research more. The needle on the player is completely new.