I was playing a vinyl record this morning and forgot to put the top cover down. My cat jumped onto the moving record and was there for a few seconds before i could get him. The record was not moving or moving very little but the stylus was still on the album. He was not on the stylus arm. When I got him off the needle lightly skipped over the grooves making a small scratching sound. I have attempted to adjust the weight but the sound is now badly distorted. Also, there is a very narrow window on the weight where it plays at all. At the beginning of the record it will skip over the grooves after several seconds but towards the end it stays in the groove but still plays distorted. I am thinking that this somehow damaged the stylus. Does anybody think it could be something else?