I was given a 1973 RCA VRT54F stereo console. It has an AM/FM radio, an 8-track player, and a record changer/turntable. It all works pretty well except for the record changer/turntable. From my research online (see here
), I see that the record changer/turntable is a model RP-234B-11. Anyways, power gets to the device, but the mechanics seems to be inoperable. I include several images below (click on each image for a hires version). Does anyone know how I might proceed? Or perhaps where I could find a service/repair manual that would be detailed enough for me to repair it myself? I am a computer scientist by education (professor at a university) and have done tons of electronics (build my own electronic devices including with microcontrollers and such), but don't have too much working knowledge on this mostly mechanical device. Thanks!
The console model
The AM/FM radio
The record changer/turntable
Functions on the record changer/turntable
The back of the record changer/turntable
The darker (almost black) part near the center with a hole at the bottom seems supposed to be hooked to something. It rotates freely through a restricted range.
The record changer/turntable model number.