Record player/turn table problems, can anyone help??

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Brelansmama, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Brelansmama

    Brelansmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband got me a record player for our anniversary, it is brand new, as are the records I am playing on it, but IT KEEPS SKIPPING, and it's driving me NUTS!!! [​IMG]

    Any one know about these things....or how to make them behave!?!?

    It is a self contained Emerson, with cd/tape/am/fm. The kind that looks old fashioned, kinda like an old juke box.

    Any help, so I can listen to my records.... Would be GREATLY appreciated!!!
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    [​IMG] It's been so long since I looked at one of those. Are you albums scratched? [​IMG]
     
  3. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most newer turntables have a tension adjustment on the arm, It should be either a weight or spring adjustment, it sounds like there is not enough pressure on the needle. Just be careful because if you allow the needle to put too much pressure on the album it can do more damage than good.

    I hope this helps
     
  4. smileybritches

    smileybritches Chillin' With My Peeps

    is there a screw at the base of the player arm--i seem to remember an adjustment of some sort on the arm. ooorrr try taping a penny to player head--old school fix.[​IMG]
     
  5. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

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    Oh how old are we???[​IMG]. I still have all my vinyl from years ago - or as my dd said when she was 4 "can we listen to the big CD mommy?"
     
  6. Brelansmama

    Brelansmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice.
    You guys are awsome!
    I am going to go try all that stuff you just said......
    I'll let you know how it turns out [​IMG]

    Oh, no the albums aren't scratched, most of them are BRAND NEW!!! that is why the skipping is driveng me bonkers!! [​IMG]
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Well back in 1973 the penny worked......
     
  8. Brelansmama

    Brelansmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hang on to them! Vinyl is trying to come back, tons of the band I listen to ONLY release some of their music on vinyl!
     
  9. smileybritches

    smileybritches Chillin' With My Peeps

    uhm...yeah "1973" i'll go with that.[​IMG]
     
  10. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

    Ya mean the best you can REMEMBER 1973, the penny worked... right? [​IMG]

    Sorry... I was raised in southern california... tourists think that is a layer of smog in the air... [​IMG]
     

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