Check all of your connections. First, try unplugging and plugging the interconnects back in, with everything off. Then wiggle them (IC's), while playing at low volumes to see if there's a bad connection, but *don't* unplug anything while on, or playing. If that doesn't help, switch the left and right interconnect at the arm/table. This will tell you if it's in the arm/table. If the static moves to the right channel after swapping the IC's at the arm/table, the problem is in the cartridge or arm area. If the static stays in the left channel with the left and right cables reversed at the table, it's in the phono stage, or downstream toward preamp, or further.
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