The two tables below provide information on the restoration charges for an RCA record player and the cost of additional parts if they are needed. The cost or replacing the player cartridge, needle, power cord, and motor mounts is included in the labor charge. These parts are changed in all players I restore. Also, certain models have filter capacitors and an RCA phonograph cord that lets you connect your player to a stereo amplifier. The cost of replacing these parts is also included in the labor charge as shown in the table. The average cost of restoring an RCA 45EY2 player is $170.00. This cost includes rebuilt idler and cycling cam wheels to ensure the player will operate without mechanical problems for many years after the restoration.

Restoration Charges
RCA Player Model
Labor
Shipping/Insurance each way (US)
9JY, 45J, 45J2, 45J3, 6JY
$110.00
$10.00
9EY3, 45EY, 45EY1, 45EY2
$120.00
$12.00
45EY3
$130.00
$14.00

 

Cost of Parts
Part
Additional Charge
New GE or Sharp Cartridge and Diamond Needle
Included in labor charge
Power Cord
Included in labor charge
Motor Mounts
Included in labor charge
Speaker (If required)
$10.00
Rebuilt Idler Wheel (Replaced in players)
$25.00
Rebuilt Cycling Cam (Replaced in all players that require this part)
$25.00
Filter Capacitors (Certain models)
Included in labor charge
Tubes (If required)
$5.00 each
RCA Phono Cable (Certain models)
Included in labor charge
Amplifier Resistors or Capacitors (If required)
Included in labor charge
Motor (If required)
$15.00
Turntable (If required)
$15.00
Tonearm (If required)
$15.00