PS-X60 Resuscitation Attempt

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PS-X60 Resuscitation Attempt

Postby redracing123 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:43 am

Starting a new tread regarding attempting to rescue two faulty Sony SP-X60 TT's or at lest trying to make one working Sony SP-X60 out of two deficient tables :D History: Table #1 had a stroke with only the left side power button working, all right side control functions have no power, told by a Tec 'its a goner'. Table #2 is a beautiful specimen but with no ability to lift the tone arm. Is this malfunction common and is there a cure :? Can table #1 come to the aid of table #2 from a pirating stand point ;)
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Re: PS-X60 Resuscitation Attempt

Postby redracing123 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:18 pm

Was able to completely repair the one PS-x60 TT using parts from the dead table. The stuck lift mechanism was unlocked by using electrical motor cleaner (used to clean dirty R/C car motors) and vice grips to work the lifts frozen plunger shaft. Once lift was loosened entire lift shaft was lubed with R/C bearing oil. The lift is now incredibly smooth. Tone arm return functions can be reset using instructions in owners manual. Also repaired the snapped counter weight that had been sheered off (nylon dowel had snapped) from the tone arm. Very rewarding experience to have Sony PS-X60 now working flawlessly. Most, if not all PS-X60 that have not been serviced since original purchase will experience lift problems due to the factory silicone harding and restricting the lift shafts ability to move smoothly. Hope the above information can help keep your excellent PS-X60 in good working order :D Lastly I have heard the PS-X60 tone arm described as a medium mass tone arm. Besides the Denon Dl-110 and discontinued DL-160 Cartridges, that have been highly recommend within this form, what other carts (both MM and MC) are recommended for medium mass arms. Will be testing a new Shure M97XE with Jico SAS styles on the PS-X60 later this week, will report back on findings. Total cost of Shure Cart with upgraded Jico styles is about $260.00 Canadian. All the best to fellow Sony PS-X60 users and look forward to your thoughts on the above ;)

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