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Jeremycw1's avatar

My Crosley (piece of junk record player) won't work. Can I fix it?

Asked by Jeremycw1 (1367 points ) February 23rd, 2011

I’m borrowing my friends P.O.S. record player for awhile til I get mine fixed… but the turntable simply won’t turn… it was before, but when it got to the end of a record, it stopped and won’t start again. Is there something I need to reset? Or do I need to take it apart? I just don’t want to have to buy him a new one. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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cynicaldeath's avatar

A turntable is a very delicate device, and you won’t believe how many people accidentally breaks something trying to fix their turntable. Also, if you are trying to take it apart yourself, it’s best to have the service manual with you because it has exploded views of the parts and can prove to be very useful if you get in trouble. If you don’t have experiences of playing around with turntables and you don’t have the service manual, I strongly recommend that you take it to a professional.

Jeremycw1's avatar

@cynicaldeath Yeah, I figured they were very touchy devices. It’s probably not even worth trying to fix… He picked it up at Target. I think i will take your advice and take it to a professional. Thanks!

woodcutter's avatar

If it was bought at Target it probably won’t pay to fix it, cheaper to start over with a new one. Then you would be free to open up that one if only for curiosity sake.

Nullo's avatar

Crosley might repair it for you at little charge – the CD player on mine died, and having them fix it was more cost-effective than buying a new one.

Jeremycw1's avatar

@Nullo that sounds like a good idea… I’m going to try to get it fixed locally first but I doubt anyone in town will do it. I think sending it into Crosley is a good idea. Thanks!

murphywmm's avatar

throw the crosley in the trash and get yourself a real record player. i’m sure you could find a good one for cheap off cragislist or kijiji. i’m sorry if that sounds harsh, but the crosley isn’t worth getting fixed at all. it will destroy your records. i would say chalk it up to a learning experience.

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