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1210 Platter issues. Won't budge!
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One of my 1210's platter will not come off! It just wont budge! I recently got 2 cdjs and my table hasn't enough room for both my 1210's now. So I decided to pack one up seeing as I wouldn't need to play 2 records inturn anymore now that I have cdjs. I have fully disconnected it and all that. I know sometimes if the power is connected it can be hard to get a platter off. But mine is totally disconnected. Anyone else had this problem? I'm thinking of selling one so I need the god damn thing off!

Lil' help?

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They're REALLY hard to get up sometimes. Just keep pulling.
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use a bigger hammer

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If they aint been off in awhile, they will be tricky, but they will come off.

Unless you have spilt something sticky on them at some point down the spindle. Might prove a challenge.

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give the top of the spindle a tap with a pair of pliers or hammer



gentle being the key word here
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The spindle is tapered brass while the platter is cast alloy and they tend to stick. You have to push down on the spindle while pulling on the two holes from the platter upwards. I wouldn't go hitting anything with hammers n shit etc.

Best policy is to add a little grease to the spindle when you first get em and put them together, to save this hassle.

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If it's a taper then a light tap might be necessary to get things moving. I'd lift the unit very slightly by the platter and give the spindle the lightest of taps with something small but solid. If that doesn't work then ask Bill
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Hmmm, I've been in the situation where it is very hard to get off but does after bustin' a nut. This time she aint coming off. I haven't spilt anything down there. I treat them with respect. It hasn't been removed for ages so I'm guessing that is why it's stuck. Will try what Silverstreak suggested. No hammers near my decks!
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just give it a gentle tap and save yourself a lot of bother, if your worried about scratching/chipping the spindle (this wont happen anyway if your gentle enough) then put a towel of the spindle then give it a gentle tap with some heavy pliers/hammer/whatever
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The way I usually do it is to splay my hands out fingers away from each other, hook my thumbs into the holes, then spread my fingers out on the deck chassis and pull the platter up that way.

But I do have large hands (I can pick up a footy one-handed on the laces) so that might not work for everyone.

A little sewing machine oil around the spindle and left to soak in could help. WD40 would be bad (it's mostly kero and displaces lubricants)

Remember you are working against a set of awfully strong magnets.
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^^^ You must now post a pick of your hands.....just as a reference.
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Quote:

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But I do have large hands (I can pick up a footy one-handed on the laces) so that might not work for everyone.

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just wondering if your packing it up why do you need to take the platter off? its not going to make it any smaller,

but best way to do it is put your thumbs on the actual platter and index fingers in the holes. NOW pull up if it doesnt come off, while your pulling up sort of twist left and right, while your doing it do the twisting fast with lil jabs its should come off.

Get back on how that goes
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Quote:

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^^^ You must now post a pick of your hands.....just as a reference.

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Quote:

Originally Posted by phunkdust


Remember you are working against a set of awfully strong magnets.


Its an electro magnet, it it ain't turned on, no magnetism!!
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Wait, my electronics is sketchy at best... for a motor don't you need an electromagnet and a permanent magnet?
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^^power Of The Fist!!!!
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Quote:

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Wait, my electronics is sketchy at best... for a motor don't you need an electromagnet and a permanent magnet?


Yes.
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My understanding is that the coils (I think about 12 of them from memory) are static and form the stator, and there is a ring-shaped magnet attached to the platter that forms the rotor.

Although the coils arent energised, the magnet has some attraction to the metal plinth. Well that's what it feels like whenever I've pulled up a 1200 platter.
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Quote:

Originally Posted by phunkdust

My understanding is that the coils (I think about 12 of them from memory) are static and form the stator, and there is a ring-shaped magnet attached to the platter that forms the rotor.

Although the coils arent energised, the magnet has some attraction to the metal plinth. Well that's what it feels like whenever I've pulled up a 1200 platter.

yep, there is a permanent magnet, which is exactly why I wouldn't go tapping the spindle with a hammer as you risk reducing the performance of the magnet (since hammering or jarring will destroy the long range ordering within the magnet)

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Quote:

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How do we know thats not a 7" and you've actually got really small hands?
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Both 7s and 12s use the same size sticker
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there's also the issue of Hysteresis in the platter...
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Tried warming the platter? seeing it is aluminum alloy, it will expand faster than the spindle.

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that will have the opposite effect as to what you want.
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