Thanks so much for the Owner's manual for my Sony PS - FL1. I had purchased the turntable off of eBay. It came in and looked great. Packed well and appeared to be great. I balanced and aligned the tone are and hooked it up. When trying to play a record the tone are would move to the right place and just before it would drop to play it moved back off the edge of the record before touching down. I searched the net for an answer to this issue. No luck. Then I purchased the owners manual and sure enough there was a place to adjust where the stylus touched down. That adjustment solved the problem and saved me a $35 feet to have the player checked out. The manual is well written and easy to understand. It is a must have for anyone with this front loading Sony turntable.
Some years back I pruchased a Sansui G-9000. I had it cleaned up and a problem with the left channel repaired. When I got it back I hooked it up to my tape decks, turn tables, TV and it played great. The only thing I was not really satisfied with was the performance of my Graphic Equalizer. I purchased this owner's manual had poured myself a cup of coffee. The manual is well organized and written in plain language. It also contained the solution to my dissatisfaction. By using the preamp connections coupled I was able to run everything through my graphic equalizer and now enjoy the full potential of my complete system.
An excellent service for the price, however, it would also have been handy if the troubleshooter pages were included. The manual is only sent in the language of your country, thus it looks as though there are some pages missing. Otherwise highly recommended.
Text excerpt from page 339 (click to view)
Types of trouble and how to correct trouble In the playback mode
The picture does not appear on the screen when playing back a tape.*1) The tape does not move when a video control button is pressed. The playback button does not work. There are horizontal lines on the picture. The playback picture is not clear or does not appear.
Cause and/or Corrective Action â¢ The tape is recorded in the Hi8 system.
/Standard 8 mm
â¢ The POWER switch is set to MEMORY, CAMERA or OFF (CHG).*2) c Set it to VCR/PLAYER *2) (p. 45). â¢ The cassette has run out of tape. c Rewind the tape (p. 45). â¢ The televisionâs video channel is not adjusted correctly. c Adjust it *3) (p. 51). â¢ EDIT is set to ON in the menu settings. c Set it to OFF *3) (p. 214). â¢ The video head may be dirty. c Clean the heads using the Sony V8-25CLD cleaning cassette (optional) (p. 248). â¢ The stereo tape is played back with HiFi SOUND set to 2 in the menu settings.*4) c Set it to STEREO (p. 214). â¢ The volume is turned to minimum. c Press VOLUME + (p. 45). â¢ AUDIO MIX is set to the ST2 side in the menu settings.*4)
No sound or only a low sound is heard when playing back a tape.
The date search does not work correctly.*5) The picture which is recorded in the Digital8 system is not played back.*6) The tape which is recorded in the Hi8 /standard 8 mm system is not played back correctly.*6)
c Adjust AUDIO MIX (p. 214). â¢ The tape has a blank portion between recorded portions (p. 90). â¢ PB MODE is set to / in the menu settings. c Set it to AUTO (p. 215). c Set PB MODE to / in the menu settings (p. 215).
*1) *2) Modes on the POWER switch vary depending on models (p. 16). *3) *4) *5) *6)