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Old 12th Oct 2017, 10:43 pm   #1
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Default Garrard SP25 MKIV. Not playing through a whole side.

Hi. I've recently been given an old Garrard SP25 MKIV, it's the first 78rpm playing turntable I've had, I've been using portable wind up gramophones for years.
I fitted a new 78 stylus, all sounds great but when it gets toward the end of the record it gets stuck in one of the final grooves and keeps skipping and won't progress. It's on every record I've tried from my collection.
I know there's a way to reset the stop point of the arm but I've no idea how to go about it and thus far Google has not offered any solutions.
Anyone able offer some advice? It should be known that I am a inept with anything handy so step by step advice for an idiot would be great...
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Old 13th Oct 2017, 5:44 am   #2
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Default Re: Garrard SP25 MKIV. Not playing through a whole side.

Sticky: Automatic trip repair on Garrard Autoslim-chassis units

The sticky's are at the top of this field.
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Old 13th Oct 2017, 8:38 am   #3
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Default Re: Garrard SP25 MKIV. Not playing through a whole side.

In case you were confused about the reference to a Garrard "Autoslim", this uses a very similar end-of-record-trip-and-return mechanism as your Garrard SP25.
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Old 13th Oct 2017, 10:33 am   #4
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Default Re: Garrard SP25 MKIV. Not playing through a whole side.

And to save you searching, the thread is here: https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=112708

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Old 13th Oct 2017, 12:31 pm   #5
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Default Re: Garrard SP25 MKIV. Not playing through a whole side.

Ah, thank you. I actually read that thread but misunderstood what it talks about, which shows just how awful at anything even remotely technical I am.
I'll have a read and try to get it all cleaned up. Thanks.
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Default Re: Garrard SP25 MKIV. Not playing through a whole side.

Me again.
That worked but in my cackhandness, I snapped the brackets that house the big screws that secure the turntable to the unit...
It's secure enough still by the looks (doesn't seem to be any movement) but do I need to replace these as a matter of urgency?
Thanks for the previous links and advice.
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Default Re: Garrard SP25 MKIV. Not playing through a whole side.

Do you mean the flipovers on the transit screws? (The screws through springs which are ONLY used to secure the turntable when the player is being moved about.)


If you do, then don't worry, the screws are not tightened up for normal use, the turntable should float on the springs.


So undo (well actually screw down) the transit screws if you have got the turntable "secured"!

If it's something else, a photo would positively identify which screws you mean.
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Default Re: Garrard SP25 MKIV. Not playing through a whole side.

There's no urgency, the deck will work fine without them. Put an advert in the "For sale and Wanted" section. They are called "Transit screw clips", and someone is bound to let you have a couple. They were used in a wide variety of Garrard decks, and are by no means rare.
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Yes, those are the ones! I wasn't sure if they were to secure the turntable when transporting the whole unit or something more essential. That's great. Thank you folks.
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