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Post by PhonoBrit Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:20 pm

This cobramatic unit https://i.imgur.com/Kd7qlf4.jpg tonearm is setting down just before it should on the 7" setting. How do I adjust the arm to set down on the records edge?

Thanks!

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Post by fixinmyphono Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:09 pm

Send me your e-mail addy and I'll send you some service data which may help you...
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Post by fixinmyphono Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:35 pm

Did the info help?
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Post by PhonoBrit Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:16 pm

fixinmyphono wrote:Did the info help?
Hmm, i don't appear to have gotten an email from you.

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Post by fixinmyphono Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:31 pm

ok I tried once more let me know...
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Post by PhonoBrit Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:33 pm

fixinmyphono wrote:ok I tried once more let me know...
Got it this time! Thank you. Smile

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Post by fixinmyphono Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:43 pm

No problem hope it helps
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Post by PhonoBrit Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:10 pm

Ok, the manual pointed me in the right direction for the adjustment screw, so that is all fixed now. However, I need to remove the platter and can't see any clip holding the platter in place. Am I missing something here?

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Post by fixinmyphono Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:47 pm

show us a picture of it if you can...mine lifts right off
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Post by PhonoBrit Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:40 pm

fixinmyphono wrote:show us a picture of it if you can...mine lifts right off
Right here... https://i.imgur.com/ereFA1T.jpg

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Post by fixinmyphono Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:05 pm

Looks the same as mine try a few tiny dabs of thin oil around the spindle shaft let it soak and try prying up evenly around the edges of the platter...
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Post by Tony V Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:31 pm

Make sure when you pull the platter off that your careful with the tip of the spindle as they snap off easily.
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Post by PhonoBrit Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:10 pm

The oil did the trick, thanks guys. Smile

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Post by fixinmyphono Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:45 pm

Good deal How to the idlers look?
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Post by PhonoBrit Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:14 pm

They look ok-ish, lubed the motor and testing for speed variance right now.

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Post by PhonoBrit Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:38 pm

Oh does anyone know the part number for this Cobra Matic stylus?

https://i.imgur.com/raXk3uX.jpg

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Post by fixinmyphono Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:09 pm

heres a chart with it
http://www.west-techservices.com/images/needle.jpg
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Post by PhonoBrit Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:58 pm

Thanks, looks like the needle isn't replaceable and that the entire cartridge must be swapped out.

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Post by fixinmyphono Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:09 pm

voice of music website sells them Smile
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Post by glennetching Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:48 pm

i originally had a problem with my phonola 958 the tone arm setting down an lifting right back up an shutting off ..i took apart an oiled everything ..now reject does'nt work ,,record does'nt drop ..what could be ?..ps can the center spindle be pulled up an lubed?

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