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Old 28th Oct 2020, 10:20 am   #1
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Default Garrard SP25 Power Switch

Good morning

I am looking for a replacement power switch for an SP25 Mk2., part no 70548/03, as the contact breaker inside mine has fatigued and broken off.

Any suggestions for possible sources for Garrard spares would be very much appreciated.
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Default Re: Garrard SP25 Power Switch

Fitting an industry standard V5 microswitch is what I would do.
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Old 29th Oct 2020, 7:29 am   #3
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Pic? SPST, DPDT? I have loads of micro switches etc some more would help not being familair with Garrard SP25's or part #'s.

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Old 29th Oct 2020, 9:30 pm   #4
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Default Re: Garrard SP25 Power Switch

Is it this one??
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Default Re: Garrard SP25 Power Switch

This is a common problem and a 'stock fault' on all this series of decks, so any 'old' replacement switch you get will probably be not far off failing again anyway. What I do is repair the original - I posted some info with a couple of pictures several years ago regarding this. The other option is to modify the mechanism/mounting to take a micro switch.
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Just found pictures of the repair/bodge. Basically solder on some copper shim to bridge the break and reinforce the broken part. You'll need some needle files and you may need to remove a bit of the plastic.
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Default Re: Garrard SP25 Power Switch

Yes, that's the one. Thank you for the advice
I will have a go at carrying out the repair suggested and if that doesn't go wello I can obtain a suitable Microswitch and modify the base to suit.

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