I got a new cartridge, thanks to some help on my other thread, but being my first record player, I have some questions on operation and other stuff, if anybody could help me out (it didn't come with a manual)
1) What are these for?
c. A window/display on the front. Buncha dots, not sure what it means.
d. What am I turning on and off?
2) I can adjust where the cartridge sits on the rod. Is there an optimal placement or is it trial and error or does it not matter?
(edit: I found a stylus alignment protractor hidden in the shure cartridge box with no usage instructions and doesn't make any sense to me.)
3) The volume on the record player is really low, I have to turn the receiver almost to max. Is there something I can change physically to alter the volume?
4) A few pieces snapped off while being shipped, most of which is no big deal, I'll just glue them back. But I found this piece and I can't figure out where it goes, it might not even be a part of it.
5) The plate is scratching against something underneath, I can hear it once every revolution and it's pretty loud but I can't figure out what it is. Is this a common problem and is there an easy way of figuring out what it is?