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.
I am happy to get a rare TECHNICS SH-9090 Owner's Manual by PDF in clear copy.
Text excerpt from page 9 (click to view)
Remove the centre hinge and slide the top door off pin (D); unscrew pin (D) and refit it on the opposite side. Remove the two plugs, to reveal the holes for the hinge pivots, and remount them on the other side. Refit the top door and the centre hinge (H) on the opposite side. Refit the bottom door. Refit bottom hinge (E) on the opposite side, using the two screws previously removed. Remove blanking cover (F) from ventilation grille (D) by pushing it in the direction of the arrow and refit it on the opposite side. Refit ventilation grille (D), clipping it into place. Unscrew the handle. Refit it on opposite side after having pierced the plugs with a punch. Cover the holes left open with the plugs contained in the documentation pack. Attention: After having reversed the opening direction of the doors check that all the screws are properly tightened and that the magnetic seal adheres to the cabinet. If the ambient temperature is cold (i.e. in Winter), the gasket may not fit perfectly to the cabinet. in that case, wait for the natural fitting of the gasket or accelerate this process by heating up the part involved with a normal hairdrier.