Fisher mc-715, was working fine until my kid decided to play one of those cardboard records on it, (so he says) now the arm just skips over the whole record.

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It will have either knocked out the stylus from it's resting position or broke of the tip.
Here's how to check. Lift up the arm so you can see the underside of the cartridge. The stylus or needle should be seen resting on the cartridge. If it is not there it might have fallen out, but it's more likely from what you describe still there. Next with your finger gently rub the stylus end. It should feel like a sharp point. If it doesn't you will need to replace the stylus. But you might need to do that anyway. All you need is the cartridge number. Put that into google and it should come up with a replacement stylus.
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