Since those screws don't seem to adjust the speed at all, is there any other way to slightly reduce the speed of this turntable (or any turntable) like buying a slightly larger or looser belt? Stretching this belt I already have with this turntable(im serious). Apply something on top of the turntable like a clamp or anything else to come in contact with the rotating table that would reduce the speed just slightly? Im serious, there should be an easy way to reduce the speed of any and all turntables? Be serious with your replies please, how can I do this before I file a pay pal claim for reasons that the 45 rpm and 33 rpm screws are not working and cannot adjust the pitch. This Sony turntable has that feature available (thats why I bought it) for this model which are those screws marked as 45 and 33 rpm (they are there at the bottom of this turntable) in order to adjust pitch but they are not working so I should be entitled for a return. Its like if any other feature would not work on this turntable I would be entitled to return it. The problem will be if I buy another turntable of the exact same model after another seller confirms I can adjust the speed and find out I can't again, then I would have to go through all of this all over again. Im surprised most people don't care to adjust the speed of their turntables with a simple dial or lever and LED digital display built in the turntable to confirm the actual speed BECAUSE ITS WELL KNOWN in time due to usage that the the pitch\/ speed of turntables start to change, even in only 2 years of continued use. This speed\/pitch problem can never occur with a CD player even after 20 years but I guess most people (and manufacturers) who buy a turntable don't care about the pitch or speed and don't care if that album theyre playing is faster than an actual CD since no new turntables have that feature.\n\n\nWell, it seems to me you have not been able to turn that screw. If you remove the screw driver and the screw is in the same position you did not move it. Do not abuse the turntable like you suggest. I think you need to download a service manual if you want to change the speed. You have to adjust the 45 RPM speed and then the 33 1\/3 RPm speed. A strobe is required.\n\nI can be certain you are not using the correct screwdriver, almost certainly it is because it is too big and not able to be inserted into the screw slot and hitting the outside of the control. I can bet you need a smaller screwdriver.