Introduction: Fixing a Record Player
Now everyone is used to play music On their phones, mp3, or whatever.
However the other day I came up finding my grandma record player, to be honest the record player was abandoned, not used in decades. I hoped it would work with a vinyl I have found right before.
BUT IT DID NOT WORK!!
So I got to work, I found out this was a very common problem with the old record players, and it is really really easy to solve.
Let me explain you how to.
Step 1: PROBLEM
The problem was that when I put the tone arm on the vinyl the turnable won't rotate (no move, no music).
You can watch the problem more graphically in the video I have uploaded.
Step 2: SO WHAT IS THE PROBLEM???
After opening the record player I discovered the real problem.
What I called A in the picture needed to be pulled of by something in the arrow direction in order to move the motor.
A constant force was needed to be applied, a force like a spring.
Step 3: Supplies
To fix the record play you will need a :
- A broken record player (obviously ...)
- An empty pen (What we really need is the spring inside)
- A hard surface like the cover of a notebook, cardboard,...
Step 4: Get the Spring Out of the Pen
As is shown on the video, get out the tip of the pen, and take out the spring.
Step 5: Making the Spring Box: PART 1
In the notebook (do not throw it ) draw 5 rectangles, they must have more or less 3mm more of high than the spring, and have to have 2 mm more of length & width (the spring is a cylinder) than the spring.
And cut them.
Step 6: Making the Spring Box: PART 2
Stick the faces to make a box (without the lid).
As you can see I had one exceed face, do not worry.
The one left, stick it to another face, we want the spring to have a minimum high.
Step 7: MAKING THE SPRING BOX: PART 3
Again with the notebook draw a square (5x5mm). cut it and stick it to the spring as shown in the pictures.
Step 8: MAKING THE STRING BOX : PART 4
Finally, stick the lid to the box with the spring.
Step 9: Stick the String Box
What we name A won't move because it has the stick in front, but when the stick move the spring will make the force it need to make the motor works.
Step 10: Put on the Turntable
Remember the record player works with rubber to transmit the movement, so take a tweezers or something similar to put the Turntableagain.
Step 11: MAKE SURE IT WORKS
It works perfectly!!!!
I wish you have enjoyed reading it the same I enjoyed fixing my record player.
I hope this post has helped you and please do not doubt to ask me any doubt you have.
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