Advantium Turntable repair

I have a GE Advantium oven, model number SCB2000CBB 03 and the turntable has stopped rotating. Everything else works. Does anyone know how to repair this part of the oven? Thanks dor your help. Jim

Posted by brachs 10 years ago


How to Power a microwave turntable motor

I am trying to find a good slow motor with decent torque and think a motor in my old microwave may work well but I don't really know how to power it aside from connecting the wires to a regular battery. Will for instance, a D size battery power it, or is there some way I can connect the motor to an outlet (would prefer this method, but I don't have access to a lot of parts outside of what is inside the microwave itself)?

Posted by hazana15 7 years ago


Finding a New Stylus

I have an old record player without a stylus. The player is a Sanyo JXT 6440, called the "Stereo Music System", and the playing head/cartridge thingamajig is labeled "MG-28J". It used to work perfectly, however, at some point the arm was allowed ti drop down onto the turntable, and the stylus was bent, and eventually lost. Where is the best place to look for a new (or used in good condition) stylus for an old record player? Would it be more economical to dismantle this one and pick up a $15 turntable at the Goodwill store?

Posted by CameronSS 10 years ago


Turntable Skipping

One of my records is scratched, and I thought it was impossible to play through perfectly because of how scratched it is.  I found out today that it IS possible!  I found that by adjusting the tone arm to track more lightly, the record would paly over the scratches instead of following them.  Alas, there is a pop when the needle goes over the scratch, but a pop is better than a skipped section of a song.  My tone arm doesn't have a counterweight on it, so I MacGyvered a way to balance it; I taped a fifty-cent piece to the end of it on the top to make it track lighter.  If your record player is skipping, give this a try before you clean your record in hopes of getting rid of the scratch.  This way is a lot easier. 

Posted by KaydenST 4 years ago


Looking for a plans for k'nex motorized lazy susan

Hey :) I'd like to build a small lazy susan out of K'nex. I've got a pair of the blue motors that I'd like to use with them. All my searching is coming up with nothing and I am NOT the creative type. I've tried. I know it's possible, I just cannot figure out how to do it. I want to be able to put small objects on it for display. Could someone point me to some plans? Thanks so much!

Posted by gabisdaddi 1 year ago


Broken GND button on Stanton turntable

Anyone run into this problem? How to fix please thanks

Posted by hoolia711 1 year ago


Battery Powered Vinyl Turntable Help

I recently purchased a Bush MTT1 vinyl turntable which I am trying to make portable so I can play records through a set of I-pod speakers on the move. I thought this was a good one to ‘mod’ as it has a built in preamp (one less thing to carry!). First of all I have swapped/removed the red/white output sockets and replaced them with a 3.5mm headphone jack so the speakers can easily be attached – this works great! The part I am stuck with is the turntable needs to be plugged in to the wall…and I want it to be battery powered. I have opened up the turntable and inside the wire from the wall goes straight into a transformer, then the transformer is wired to the turntable circuit with two blue wires. The transformer reads – 05/45 on the side, if that’s any use. All I need to know is what voltage is being supplied to the turntable by the transformer so I can remove it and put batteries in its place, how can I do this?, can it be done? Also wear the transformer connects to the circuit it says 'AC IN'. Can i just connect batteries? Please see attached photos for anymore information, thanks!  

Posted by superrob 7 years ago


Making a portable turntable portable

Hello all, This question is definitely burning an I hope everyone can help out. I have a couple of portable turntables but only one is actually portable. They can all be plugged into the wall but only one can be powered by 6 "D" batteries. The mission is to convert/adapt one of the plug only ones to run off batteries. They are about AC 117v-120v/5.5w-6w. Is this as easy as soldering a + and - cable from a diy battery compartment to the circuit board. Or will something be needed in between the batteries and the board to make the power acceptable? Also how about adapting it to take a Li-Ion(or similar) battery that could charge when it's plugged in? This sounds like it would be more complicated though. Just getting one to run on batteries would be grand. Thanks for any and all info.

Posted by lovlss 10 years ago


AC motor speed controller for stereo turntable

Hello Brainiacs, I am wondering about salvaging a electric fan speed controller for my Vintage (1980's) Stereo turntable. I purchased a table from Europe and it ran on 50Hz 240v. But once I rewired the unit for 110v 60Hz it still ran too fast. It is a synchronous 24 pole motor driving a small pulley and belt system. I was told a speed controller would fix the issue by varying the voltage. True? Or if someone could come up with a schematic! ??? Any suggestions? 

Posted by bullit224 4 years ago


Motorcycle Shed Turntable

Im making a log cabin in my back garden, im short for space so its 16ft wide and 10ft deep.  I dont want to reverse the bike out of the shed each time so im going to make a turntable, id like it to be electric but I dont know how. Here are the engineering plans for the turntable, dont worry about how im getting the 50mm circle in the concrete, im doing that with a polythene plug. Im going to use the largest "Lazy Susan 24" to hold and turn the middle of the table, then im going to use min i fixed casters to keep the edges stable. Im an engineer so I can maipulate any metal on my lathe/mill etc.  Ive thought of 2 ways to use the winch to turn the table: 1- Bellow the table: exchanging the wire for a pulley system which will turn the lazy susan, im not eqactly sure how this will work. 2- Above the table, Very easy, exchange the wire for a rubber wheel that will turn the edge of the table. Question: If anyone can think of any better, easier ideas id love to hear from you? Regards ant... anthonyhague@gmail.com

Posted by ant... 5 years ago


Building a hand-crank mechanism driven turntable

Hi there, Hopefully one of you guys should be able to help me out with this! What I want to build is a a kind of a large scale music box, (you know the ones where you would turn the wheel and the ballerina would spin?). What I need to make is a hand cranked machanism which will turn light wooden disc. This should all be contained within a wooden box. Would it be easier to build this from scratch or to rip an existing mechanism and re-house it?

Posted by Aideen 11 years ago


Need Help with record player wiring/electrical

Hi this is my first post here I have a self contained record player. Its from the mid 70', in great shape and looks really cool. I want to use it to play records and also to play an ipod. It has a mic jack that I use to hook up the ipod. Everything is great except one detail I overlooked - anytime the the record player is turned on, the turntable i engaged. Picture it as the ipod playing nicely yet the tuntable is spinning the whole time. What I dont like about that scenario is that the turntable will be getting heavy use even when its not technically playing a record. So I am really hoping to come up with a way that to disengage the turntable yet still get power to the unit. I took the thing apart and inspected it last night. There are 2 and only 2 wires running to the turntable portion of the unit. My thought is that if I clip these wires and add a toggle on/off switch that i could power up the unit and then control the turntable separately with this new on/off switch. It seems kind of simple to me BUT I dont want to do anything stupid and ruin the entire thing. Also I have no idea if by adding a on/off toggle if somehow theres an unequal distribution of power that can cause problems...basically I dont know much!! so if anyone has any thoughts Id love to hear them! thanks so much. if anything is unclear I can post pics too if that would help. thanks so much! eric

Posted by eric_o83 9 years ago


can you tape a broken piece of breadbord with scotch tape

I have a problem with a piece of breadboard on a small turntable. i took it apart and and found that the strip of metal from the ac adaptor jack to the rest of the thing has a crack all the way across the strip of metal. I am lazy and inexperienced...and would like to know the easiest way to fix this problem without going to radio crack. it's not my turntable and i also want to mess it up any more. i don't have a soldering gun, but i do have other stuff lying around, like an assortment of tape and glues...can anyone give me any suggestions? thekathy >:]

Posted by electromagneticfloobianmaster 11 years ago


i am blond and i need your help

I have a problem with a piece of breadboard on a small turntable. i took it apart and and found that the strip of metal from the ac adaptor jack to the rest of the thing has a crack all the way across the strip of metal. I am lazy and inexperienced...and would like to know the easiest way to fix this problem without going to radio crack. it's not my turntable and i also want to mess it up any more. i don't have a soldering gun, but i do have other stuff lying around, like an assortment of tape and glues...can anyone give me any suggestions? thekathy >:]

Posted by electromagneticfloobianmaster 11 years ago


Turn Table Greeting Cards

Turntable Greeting Card  Handmade greeting cards are way cooler and more personal than paying $4 for a Hallmark greeting card. Create a sleek looking greeting card to send to a music lover using old floppy discs.  

Posted by Carleyy 8 years ago


making a tube amp from an old, working, tube powered stereo

Hi- So I scored an old stereo from a friend that works- everything but the turntable anyway. i want to convert it into a guitar amp, but other than +/- i don't have any electrical knowledge.  looking for any tips advice on the easiest way to go...  i can post pics if needed.  in my head: taking the input for the turntable or something like that then wiring a 1/4" input for a guitar somewhere.  is that possible?  i've looked at most of the tube amp instructables & am not finding what i really want.  any help would be appreciated!  i can follow instructions well, just not sure what to do, and don't wanna get into something way over my head!!! THANKS! brandon

Posted by greezus 7 years ago


Making an audio transducer with easy to obtain elements?

I have any old longplays, and I wish converts them to MP3. I have too an old turntable, but it lacks the pick-up. I think that perhaps from a pair of headphones, a transducer can be manufactured. Someone can give me some suggestion?

Posted by rimar2000 10 years ago


The Cavity Magnetron and You

So my neighbors left a microwave out on the curb and there's a night low RPM motor in there with the turntable and Halloween is only a few months away.... Well, you know. And then I noticed the big magnets on the magnetron. Is there an easy way to get those and the rest of the unit separated? Or if I want them do I need to take a hacksaw to the thing? Thanks all.

Posted by Austringer 11 years ago


3D scanning of small and complicated parts

I am trying to get a proper understanding of the things involved when scanning small parts with features bad for scanning, like circuit boards or things that simply are not as smooth as the test objects seen in tutorials. Due to the limitations I gave up on laser scanning for this although I still prefer it for bigger parts with less features. Photogrammetry works, well sort of... Most programs require the cam to move around the object, which is pretty much useless for parts smaller than 3cm³ in size. But even if the software claims to be able to use turntables I still struggle massively getting any usable results. I had testversions of 3D flow's Zephire and Agisoft Photoscan, both are able to use masks which helps a lot but they struggle with the camera positions. No matter what I do and how I try to cheat the cams are always located at a max of 180° but never the full 360° Agisoft would allow to enter cam positions but the algorthm behind it is beyond my understanding. So far my approach was to mask the background out and if the cam alignment failed (which it always did) to manually add reference points into the single pics. But still no 360° scans but a lot of cams in the exact same location. I know a 8MP DSLR is not perfect but the image quailty is decent enough for all the details. Is there a software out there that is dedicated for turntable use but is no laser scanning software? Or maybe a program / plugin to calculate cam positions for a turntable if the cam location is actually fixed? I mean with a turntable and fixed cam I would expect that all cam positions in the model are at least at the level and distance but in some cases it looked more like a wave pattern. My ultimate goal is to go down in size to about 5mm³ in size, like insects and tiny machine parts. Zephyr Pro seems to be right tool for the job but it out of my reach price wise as I only do 3D as a hobby. 123D and other cloud services fail totally for this task for the obvious reasons of size and fixed cam.

Posted by Downunder35m 3 years ago


Make a magnetic field detector ?

I dearly want to make a device to measure electromagnetic fields in the house ,since the presence of such has been more than obvious and at times annoying . My CRT monitors behave strange in my room . The geometry of one bends as i turn the monitor in one direction and at the same direction ,my spare one changes color to blueish like pale . Interestingly, they do it in the same direction no mater where i put them in the room . My turntable's (i am in to Hi-Fi gear ) cartridge reacts when i put it in some places in the room and i hear noise come out of the speakers until i reposition the turntable . Anyone have any ideas how i can locate the source ? Some simple device ,or schematic that will give me the ability to measure ,or at least detect to some degree the fields responsible ? Will be thankful for any answer .

Posted by soundsmyth 7 years ago


need help identifying component

I've got an old kenwood turntable, and it's having problems. Its a linear drive arm style turntable, meaning the needle/stylus arm travels in a straight line instead of an arc. The motor that drives this arm back and forth has a smallish flywheel type attachment (it looks like a fan blade, kinda). This little flywheel/fanblade turns through a very small gate that looks like a miniature stonehenge. I think this part is faulty, because the motor spins just fine (albiet with no control) with the part removed.  So it looks like some kind of photo sensor, and I need a new one. The part is about 3/8 of inch tall, with two bits on each side about 1/8" wide, with an 1/8" gap between.  Unfortunately, my digital camera is broken, so I can't take a picture of it. IF anyone knows what i'm talking about, some advice about where to find a replacement and what the part is called, I would be very, very happy.   

Posted by marcward86 8 years ago


Play an iPod through an EMUD Tube Radio

I have a beautiful shortwave/AM/FM/turntable EMUD brand (Germany) console stereo that I love. Currently, the radio's not working, but I think I can get that fixed. I'd love to add the capability to play my iPod through the speakers. The iPod doesn't have to be integrated into the stereo, it could be something where I just plug and play through the stereo's speakers - if that's possible. Any help? Thanks in advance.

Posted by smtownfun 9 years ago


Vinyl

I am looking for record donations to start a huge project. If anyone wants to give me their records, I will gladly pay a reasonable s&h fee. I am working on a project which will eventually result in a massive record player that has multiple turntables but only one needle. i will cite everyone who donated records, and eventually, i will donate the machine to instructables hq, with the records of everyone who donated records. that way, we will have started a true collaboration. also, if anyone has any suggestions for a mechanism, or has made a useful component, they can send that to me as well.

Posted by sugg22 10 years ago


(newsletter) Run OS X on 1984 Mac, Baby Care Bear Costume, Compass Table

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Posted by global01 10 years ago


Req for help with RIAA Eq (ripping LPs to HDD)

. I'm trying to dub/rip some LPs to digital and I think I have most of what I need (turntable, cables, sound card, capture software, encoders, pre-amp w/o eq) but I can't seem to find anything to handle the RIAA eq. I have an old stereo with phono preamp/eq, but it is not exactly hi-fi. As far as I can tell, all I need is a filter/plugin between the capture sw and encoder, but I can't seem to find anything. Any ideas? . Does anyone know what the shelf-life is for phono cartridges/stylii? I have some high quality carts/stys (Stanton, Ortofon) from the '80s, but I'm afraid the fulrums may have deteriorated. Are the carts/stys sold for DJ/disco use any good? . Anybody know of an Ancient Rippers site? On most of the sites I've found, vinyl is not in the vocabulary.

Posted by NachoMahma 11 years ago


Help with dc motor and potentiometer! Thanks

OK so my dad has this old turntable and I got him some cool records for Christmas and I tested them out and it sounded good but now the motor isn't working, its kinda temperamental. I know the motor works because i tested it separately with a 9V, i guess the wiring is just kinda old and faulty. Any way my idea is to put the motor on its own independent circuit and adjust its speed with a potentiometer. Its one of those small DC motors 12V. I was thinking about hooking it up to a battery pack and a pot to adjust the rpm, I could mount the knob on the face of the player and adjust it until the music sounds just right. Then i could make a mark for 33 rpm and 45 rpm so he can change records with just a twist of the knob. Or slow them down and speed them up just for fun lol. How can I wire all this? I did some googling and tried with a couple pots and motors I've harvested over the years but all the pots seem to smoke and sizzle with only a 9V battery. Do I need a different pot? Please help! thanks  

Posted by sticitodaman 6 years ago


Ch, 4 In Which Mikeasaurus comes to Instructables and I Build Portal Stuff

Hey Instructabrarians! SHIFT! here to give you all of the semi-recent goings on at Instructables Laboratories!  Last week, our facility opened it's doors to our newest team member Mikeasaurus!  He's been a long time user and fan of the site (you might remember him from such classic 'ibles like Wristwatch Turntables, the very Blade Runner-esque Umbrella Light, and most recently the popular Magnetic Putty ) and we are pleased to have him join us.  So far, he's done a terrific job helping me out with shipping out packages as well as being a fantastic go to guy for any Photoshop editing needs!  As for me, awhile ago for one of our in-house contests, I was looking for unique ways to liven up our lab at Instructables HQ. My inspiration finally from a picture of the iconic cake, from the first Portal game, that hangs – on our bathroom door. I thought it would be really fun to create some kind of companion piece alongside it, and decided to make a couple of themed papercraft models based on the game.  For my first craft I decided to make something that would help protect Instructables’ top secret information from unwanted intruders and rogue test subjects. “Hey”, I thought, “why not the militaristic Turret defenses?” This deadly craft was designed by deviantart’s billybob884 using Pepakura software. He has done some amazing work with papercrafts and Portal and was responsible for designing my amazing GLaDOS papercraft I enlarged 24 X for our recent Game.Life Contest. (“Oh, So NOW you’re going to mention Me? [[=REDACTED=]], you Monster.”) Next, I constructed a tiny 1- inch craft, the fan favorite friendly Companion Cube, desktop edition for our editor-in-chief zazenergy. This craft was designed by user Moony for the /po/ board on 4chan.com Just the thing to help zazenergy with some normal day to day testing!  Finally I created the FrankenTurret that was featured in Portal 2 which (spoiler alert) is a horrific combination of the Aperture Science Weighted Storage Cube. This cool miniature craft, however, came from digitprop.com and was given to Mikeasaurus, who is another fellow Portal fan of our lab. I also have future plans for a fully functioning one and plan to submit it to our Simplebots curator and designer Randofo sometime soon. Anyway, I love Portal and Papercrafts so this seemed like a perfect combination to me. I have a few more Full-Scale versions for some of our upcoming contests, so that should be really interesting. -SHIFT! EDIT: I had pictures of Mike in our office, but can't seem to find them anywhere, sadly.  

Posted by SHIFT! 7 years ago