Does Anyone Know Someone Who Can Fix BSR Record Changers?

Discussion in 'High End Audio' started by frschoonover, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. frschoonover

    frschoonover Guest

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    Does anyone in this forum know someone who can fix BSR record
    changers?

    I have a Realistic Clarinette Stereo with a BSR record changer and the
    spindle is loose. I have tried everything to tighten it down but
    failed.

    If anyone knows someone who does this, please let me know. Thanks in
    advance. Sincerely Frank R.Schoonover
     
    frschoonover, Mar 6, 2009
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  2. frschoonover

    Sonnova Guest

    I don't think ANYONE can fix a BSR changer. I had one as a kid. I believe
    that I paid something like $12 for it NEW from Radio Shack (then a mail-order
    only outlet located in the Boston Mass area). IIRC, the spindle support was a
    tall, steel collar in the center of the platter "depression" in the chassis
    plate and was peened into place. That is to say that the stepped-down end of
    that support passed through the heavy gauge steel chassis where the end was
    flattened by some kind of press (sort of like a big, hollow rivet). It is
    likely that this has come loose (if I'm reading you correctly). This makes
    the platter wobble as it rotates, especially when the changer mechanism
    engages - am I right?

    Mine did this and as I recall, I was able to fix it by taking almost
    everything off of the chassis (the turntable itself was held on by a "C" clip
    if memory serves.). Then, turning the chassis upside-down, with the spindle
    tower resting on the closed jaws of a bench vice, I placed a block of steel
    over the peened spindle support and whacked it a number of times with a
    hammer. This re-tightened the mechanical connection between the spindle
    support and the chassis plate. HOWEVER, be advised that I seem to recall that
    in my case anyway, the repair was temporary. In a few week or months (I don't
    recall exactly how long) it loosened again. The next time it happened, I
    replaced it with only a slightly less awful British record changer, a Garrard
    AT-6.
     
    Sonnova, Mar 6, 2009
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