My grounding wire's screwed

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by wobbie, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. wobbie

    wobbie Echidna

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    The wire connecting it to the little fork thing has come loose and keeps making a nasty buzzing sound.
    Whats the best thing to do in this situation?
    Thanks for any help.
     
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    only kidding. really, if your ok with electronics you should be able to fix it with nothing more than a screw driver and a soldering iron.
     
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    Jacomelli J4COM3LL1

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    buy a new one, it always works for me. :razz:
     
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    is it the fork thats come loose. coz all you need to do is pull the fork off, strip back the plastic insulation and wrap the bare wire round the ground connection.
     
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    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Yeah this man, or attach it to a washer.
     
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    Gr1pz Aka - Align.

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    ground it internally and you wont have to worry about it :p
     
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    Thats a mighty fine idea, might pop mine open one day and do that... But if thats possible then why the fuck do all turntables have that annoying ground wire?
     
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    deadaelus Laughter in the Slaughter

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    check the ground by krinkling the wire in your hand all the way through just to make sure its not shorting along the way somewhere.
     
  11. wobbie

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    Already tried that..... didnt work.

    The wire has come loose from the fork. I can push it back in and it'll be go back to normal for about 30 seconds then it will come loose again and start buzzing.
    Should I do what Rob said and rip it out completely then wrap it round the end of the fork?
    Nice one for the help so far anyway.
     
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    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Get your hands on a soldering iron, or just buy one, think you can get a cheap one for about £10 just check online
     
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    i got one from wilkinsons for £6
     
  14. DTR

    DTR the village idiot

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    Not all turntables, mostly just Technics. It's because ideally you want to keep extra currents (such as from a ground wire) away from the signal path. In some circumstances it can cause a hum, but you're very unlikely to get a problem in a DJ setup.

    Fixed :p

    You don't have to wrap the wire around the fork, just bin the fork and put the bare wire around the grounding post.

    Or do this.