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 43 (click to view)
1. Thermal Head Cleaning
Clean the thermal head when 2 master rolls have been used. 1. Turn off the main switch. 2. Open the original table. (See page 38.) 3. Move the pressure release lever in the direction of the arrow. (See page 38.)
Loosen the screw knobs located both sides of the feed roller.
5. Grip both ends of the feed roller and lift it straight up. 6. Clean the thermal head as follows. I) Wipe the surface of the thermal head with a damp cloth. 2) Cleanthe surface of thermal head several times using the cleaner pen with cleaning
3) solution. (The cleaner pen is stored in the carton box as an accessory.) Dry the surface of thermal head with a clean dry cloth.
Warning: Make sure to replace the cap of cleaner after using it. Replace the felt of the cleaner pen if it becomes ditty.
7. Install the feed roller by reversing the above procedure. . Make sure to tighten the screw knobs on both sides of the feed roller.