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Home Forums Product Discussion & Questions BeoGram BG 5500 Arm string ankers broken

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  • #43613
    Totz
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      I understand that this is easy to be fixed. But where can I find a detailed drawing of where both ends (one with a spring) are ankered exactly and how to access these spots (from underneath)? Sorry not enough of an expert maybe?

      #43614
      Mark-sf
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        Check out the service manual either here as a Silver Member or at beomanuals.com. You need to open it from the top and you can find the endpoints on the large pulley and near the left of the tonearm base illustrated in the manual.

        #43616
        spassmaker
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          Hi

          This is what I found in the old forum:

          https://archivedforum.beoworld.org/forums/t/35376.aspx?PageIndex=1

          Lot of information some pictures of the way the string goes.

           

          Regards

          Christian

          #43615
          Totz
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            Thanks a lot very helpful. Challenge will be to put a small screw and bolt (best?) into that hole as an alternative to the missing/broken plastic part (as it probably was).  Can you easily lift the gliding part from the 2 trails for easy access? Or do you have to remove these first as well?

            #43617
            Totz
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              Thanks a lot for your efforts, Christian.  Unfortunately th BG 7000 differs probably considreably from my BG 5500.

              #43618
              Totz
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                I think I take this back. Looks like the pictures are pretty well the same as for the 7000.

                My only challenge will be to bring the small screw into the proper place from underneath! Not much space and I do not dare to ‘work’/lift that part of the arm.

                But thanks again!

                Erich

                #43619
                herrit
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                  The small vertical white plastic “pin” has broken on my Beogram 5500 too; I designed and 3D printed something that _should_ work OK, but I have yet to install it. More robust than the original, and weighs virtually nothing.

                  Will let you know if it works!

                  Screenshot 2023-04-07 at 15.46.17

                  #43620
                  Totz
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                    Thanks for your good suggestions. A simple bolt and nut worked perfectly as well. Just be careful while taking the two gliding elements out of the plastic fixtures to install the bolt. These could become brittle with age? Follow the instructions to reinstall the string properly thereafter and it works well!

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