Garrard 401. Please help

meddlecho

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So, a short story. Recently my Dad passed away. He left me a wonderful Garrard turntable which I grew up with. He built the turntable & spent much money on it over the years updating & improving it. Vinyl sounds wonderful on it. However, I recently set it up in my home. I was very careful with the wiring. Then disaster, I turned it on & sparks flew plus it tripped out the house lights. Looking inside the turntable I can see that I've been very unlucky in that a earth wire had come undone. I have now reconnected it but alas I cannot get power to the turntable so something else has failed. This is where I struggle, the turntable is a mass of wires way beyond my knowledge. I can see a brown wire that is not connected but I have no idea what it should be attached to. To be honest it could be something else, I have no idea. Hifi shops are few and far between nowadays so I'm at a loss and looking for any advice/help from anyone on this forum. I would be very grateful. I have taken photos of the underside of the turntable, not sure if I can post photos on this forum. Anyway any help would be appreciated, I`m desperate to fix it. Thank you to anyway who reads this. Regards Simeon
 

MajorFubar

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And yet another person who doesn't hang around for the additional five seconds to check their post has appeared...
 
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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW

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Try using Flickr for the photos, then someone may be able to help. Not me though, I'm useless. :)
 

MajorFubar

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Aha...we now have the question :)

Think your best bet will be to take it to an electrician if you can't suss-out how to trace the power backwards from the motor. It will be reasonably simple to be honest. '401 is an idler-drive turntable so the route backwards from the motor to the power cable will be fairly simple with no complicated speed controller. I don't want to sound condescending at all but it will be just basic electrics, which won't phase any electrician (no pun intended).
 

MajorFubar

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If you live in NW England bring it round, I'll have a look at it. Can't be hard unless you've fried something. It's just basic electrics.
 

respe

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Pop over to hi fi wigwam, 2 or 3 of the guys over there restore 301's and 401's. One of them may be close enough to help.
 

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