New tracking opto sensor (LDR resistor) for use in the following Bang & Olufsen models:
Beogram 3000 Type 59xx only
The original sensor has a tendency to degrade and the Beogram will no longer track.
Symptoms of a bad sensor are that the tonearm moves along with the record groove, but the carriage doesn’t follow.
The Beogram will play fine as the tonearm comes nearer and nearer to the tracking arm but when it cannot get any closer it begins to skip and jump tracks, – that’s typically after only a few minutes of playing.
Beogram 6006, 8000, 8002 will automatically stop when the carriage hasn’t moved for a certain amount of time (30 seconds or so) and it will park the tonearm and go into standby.
This is a direct replacement for original Bang & Olufsen part# 5210009
Note: The above mentioned symptoms could also be caused by a bad lamp operating together with the sensor.
(The lamp is found in the webshop as part# EP-018 for Beograms type 56xx and part# EP-002 for Beograms type 59xx).