Vintage JVC QL-Y5F turn table

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acmf74
acmf74 Posts: 936
edited July 2022 in Electronics
Hi Guys,

When I start playing a record the arm will not raise and automatically and leave the rest-clamp. In order for it to move I need to give it a gentle tap. But when I do hit stop it automatically goes back to the rest clamp. Does anyone know what adjustments I may need to do?

Kind regards,

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  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 3,062
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    That turntable has an 'electro-dynamic servo control tonearm', which utilizes integrated chips (ICs), and magnetic fields to move the arm up-and-down, and left-and-right. Did this just start suddenly, or had it sat for awhile unused?
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  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 8,083
    edited July 2022
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    https://www.vinylengine.com/library/jvc/ql-y5f.shtml
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  • acmf74
    acmf74 Posts: 936
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    I use the TT intermediately and this just started happening.

    Thanks for the link.
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 3,062
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    Since it works when you give it a tap, maybe it just needs a little cleaning inside the tonearm mechanism.
    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • acmf74
    acmf74 Posts: 936
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    yep! just needed a little compressed air thanks
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 3,062
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    Cool...let's hope that's all it needed.
    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon