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Spontaneous record skipping. Please help!

It happened again last night. I'm playing my audiophile record of Dire Straits "Brothers in Arms." As you know this is a 45 rpm audiophile recording. I have played it many times with no problems of any sort. Suddenly last night it skips in two places on the second track. It has never skipped before. I do not abuse my records. I have never let the stylus skip across the surface. I have not dropped anything on it. When I play it, it is underneath my dust cover. Yet somehow something must have fallen into the groove and cemented itself in place.

I say "cemented" because I did everything I could do to clear out the obstruction:

1. I use the carbon fiber record brush-very hard.

2. I rewashed it in my Spin Clean with many turns (I had already washed it when it first arrived a couple years ago)

3. Finally, I pushed a toothpick into the fault groove as the record spun hoping to clear the groove. (This had worked on another record with the same problem)

None of this helped. I still have the skip in the same two places. My question for you is how on earth can a pristine, clean, unabused record spontaneously develop a skip?

Is it possible that there might have been a tiny bubble in the vinyl when it was made and that that bubble was finally breached thus putting divot in the groove? That's all I can think of.

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Topic - Spontaneous record skipping. Please help! - LaszloPhoto 23:29:36 07/27/20 (17)


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