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2.9 How do I install a replacement stylus cartridge in my CED player?




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This article is from the RCA SelectaVision VideoDisc FAQ, by tom@cedmagic.com (Tom Howe) with numerous contributions by others.

2.9 How do I install a replacement stylus cartridge in my CED player?

On all players except the RCA J and K series, there is an access panel
on top of the player. With the power off and no disc loaded, remove this
panel, then open the stylus cartridge retaining lid on the pickup arm
itself, and the cartridge will be visible. The cartridge is locked in
place only when the retaining lid is closed, so with that lid open, the
cartridge lifts straight up without resistance.

On the RCA J and K series players, the player cabinet top must be
removed to access the cartridge. Remove the two screws at the back of
the player, lift the rear of the cabinet top up, and separate it from
the player. With no disc loaded, and the player unplugged, locate the
second reduction gear near the front right inside the player (a picture
inside the cover illustrates the second reduction gear). By rotating
this gear to the rear of the player with your thumb, the pickup arm will
also move to the rear. Move the pickup arm far enough to the rear so the
stylus cartridge access lid can be raised unimpeded. The access lid is
held closed by a latch spring that can be freed with a small blade
screwdriver. On these players, the stylus cartridge is held in place by
a spring-loaded mechanism. Using thumb and forefinger, grasp the stylus
cartridge and push it slightly to the right against the spring pressure,
then tilt the left end of the cartridge up and remove it from the
player. After the new cartridge is installed and the access lid is
closed, replace the cabinet top. The best way to replace the cabinet top
is to hold it at a 15 degree angle and align it along the front edge
before lowering the rear into the closed position. The pickup arm will
automatically return to the home position the next time the player is
powered up.


 

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