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Mel Layrisson

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Garrard RC121/4D
« : September 26, 2019, 08:15:00 AM »
Any info on this changer? When it gets to the last song on and album it like stops moving forward.

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Re: Garrard RC121/4D
« #1 : September 26, 2019, 07:45:47 PM »
If you mean that the turntable stops rotating, it means that when the changer mechanism is engaged there's too much friction somewhere, or maybe too little friction in the drive system.  I'm not familiar with that Garrard, but some of them had little belts that drove the capstans that drove the idler wheel.  Lots of opportunity for dead rubber there.  And all old changers are challenged by hardened grease in their changer mechanism or old & stiff oil n the motor bearings. 

I would lube the motor bearings and check the rubber in the turntable drive first.  Those are quick'n'easy things.

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Re: Garrard RC121/4D
« #2 : September 26, 2019, 08:08:27 PM »
-- Aloha, Ken

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Re: Garrard RC121/4D
« #3 : September 26, 2019, 10:57:30 PM »
But it's in one of those odd formats that isn't openable....  Can anybody translate it?

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Re: Garrard RC121/4D
« #4 : September 27, 2019, 10:40:00 AM »
          It opened OK on my Windows 10 computer like any other download but the printing was in a super-magnify format.
       Pages 10-11 talk about the auto trip lever, and say that it begins to engage when the tone arm is on the last few songs about 2 7/8 inch from the spindle. If it sticks, the tone arm will start hanging up around the last song or so, depending on the record and the record will skip repeatedly. Is this what is happening in your case ?  If it is they say to remove the turntable (there's a circular clip at the center near the spindle) and move the tone arm back and forth in your hand. 2 7/8 inches from the center you will see a trip lever moving  a little bit when the tone arm is near the spindle. If it doesn't move freely, you have to lubricate it somewhere near the area near the spindle. Maybe there's a U-Tube video about it?  Good luck

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Re: Garrard RC121/4D
« #5 : September 27, 2019, 11:39:07 AM »
The file shows up as a "php" file, but when you save it, change the name to a "pdf" file.  It opened up for me just fine after that.
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Re: Garrard RC121/4D
« #6 : September 27, 2019, 05:07:48 PM »
The link says "pdf" but then it shows up as "php" when I click on the link.  So I chose the "select a program" option when my computer got confused by the "php" and picked Adobe Acrobat and it opened immediately. 

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Re: Garrard RC121/4D
« #7 : September 27, 2019, 05:41:40 PM »
I got caught by that issue once before.  Some of the files show up as a "pdf" when you look at them, but download as "index.php".  I just downloaded the file, then renamed it properly (index.php doesn't give me any clue to what is in the file), and I'm good to go

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Re: Garrard RC121/4D
« #8 : September 28, 2019, 11:49:44 AM »
This turntable is different from the RC121/4D

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Re: Garrard RC121/4D
« #9 : September 29, 2019, 08:12:16 AM »
This turntable is different from the RC121/4D



Perhaps, but I believe the 2nd paragraph on page 11 is still relevant to your problem.

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Re: Garrard RC121/4D
« #10 : October 03, 2019, 01:14:37 PM »
Thanknyou guys