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Old 4th Jun 2021, 10:48 pm   #1
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Default Pioneer PL-930 help

Got this deck which has a slight problem in that the tone arm lands a few mm past the landing groove and plays music instantly. I can not for the life of me see any way how to adjust?
does any body know?
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Old 5th Jun 2021, 7:23 am   #2
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Gaz: The Service Manual for this is available as a free download from Vinyl Engine. This may help with the adjustment needed.
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Old 5th Jun 2021, 10:09 am   #3
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Looked at downloading manuals but they only seem to show you how to set the tracking weight, but as it was late, I will look again.
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Old 5th Jun 2021, 11:39 am   #4
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The manuals I found are very basic and didn’t show any adjustments.
What is down the hole left of the arm pivot point? Some pictures showed a grommet and others just a hole, there might be an adjustment screw inside.
Otherwise you’ll have to carefully watch the mechanism underneath to see what stops it at the dropping point.
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Old 5th Jun 2021, 7:16 pm   #5
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I thought about that hole in the side overnight and had look this morning, you can see a mechanism move with the tone arm and what looks like a screw head in it, tried to turn it but it wouldn't budge.
Will have to go back in (had it open for another fault that weren't) so may be I have nudged something.
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Old 5th Jun 2021, 9:38 pm   #6
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Thinking about what vidjoman had said I thought it had to be that hole, otherwise why was it there. The screw head I mentioned above is the adjuster, I just didn't have the special Pioneer tool to turn it. I managed in the end with a flat head screwdriver that just fit down the hole, took some doing but with a bit of force here and there it's all hunky dory to quote a Bowie LP.
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