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Old 02-19-2014, 11:58 AM - Thread Starter
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I've recently acquired a Harmon Kardon t55c turntable from my father. As I was transporting it I broke the cartridge that was on it a a Shure M111HE and have since upgraded it to a Shure m97x. However, I can't seem to get the turntable to function properly. I can listen to about 15 seconds of any song on many different records before it starts repeating over and over until i add slight pressure. As soon as I let off pressure it begins to repeat again. I have already inspected under the table for something loose and fiddled with the tone arm adjustments as well as placing a penny on the cartridge and still have not found a solution. This is my last shot at trying to fix it myself before I send it off to get repaired. Below is a picture of how the cartridge is sitting on the record. It seems to be slightly touching the record which cannot be right at all. Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-19-2014, 02:28 PM
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It doesn't need to be repaired. The cartridge needs to be mounted properly. I suggest finding someone locally who can do it for you.

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Unfortunately I don't have any shops near me. Any other suggestions?

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Old 02-19-2014, 06:10 PM - Thread Starter
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I've done a bit more of research and watched several Youtube videos. Turns out I had the weight set wrong by about 5 grams. Dialed it down to 1.25 grams. Works flawlessly.

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You know, it occurred to me that you might have set the tracking weight wrong, but then I said to myself, "Nah, he couldn't have done anything that inane. Give him some credit." smile.gif

Glad you found the fix. Welcome to VinylWorld.

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