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LED probably burned out, or installed reverse (+/- reversed) - Or, you installed a clickless (MK3/MK5) pitch control in an MK2 turntable.

Did you do this yourself? Or did you have this professional done? If professionally, and the LED does not work, ask for your money back! This is electronics repair 101!

If you did this yourself, then more than likely you installed the LED backwards. The longer lead is the positive lead. If the LED did not burn out, you might be able to just remove it and switch it around. If it does not work, then it probably shorted (more than likely). Also make sure that none of your solder is touching. This could cause a bad short to your entire turntable. So you want to becareful.

If you need any further assistance, feel free to give our service dept a call. We are masters with the 1200s, and fix over 300 a year! 1.866.668.1596 ext 1


Technics SL-1200... | Answered on Apr 30, 2008

Well, does the platter spin at a constant speed (33 or 45 rpm), or does it spin super fast? If it spins at a constant speed, and it just wont stop, replacing that pot should do the trick (VR201 can be purchased HERE). You can attempt to replace it yourself (soldering skills are required), or just buy the part, and have a service tech replace it for you.

If it does not solve the problem, then the issue is with one of the IC's (integrated circuits). This is a more complex diagnosis and repair. But try replacing VR201 first, then taking it from there.

Good luck!


Technics SL-1200... | Answered on Apr 30, 2008

ive had this problem djing in front of 700 people...Not good!! i can tell you exactly what it is, the tone arm bearings are being pinched too tight or there is a tiny piece of debris in the bearing race of your tone arm or blatentley your vinyl is scratched lol.... assuming you ve set your stylus correctly and the turntable is level on both axis???? slightly unscrew the tiny screw on top of the tone arm just enough to release the pressure on the bearings inside, but not so much that it wobbles about??? happy mixing

Technics SL-1200... | Answered on Apr 27, 2008

You most likely have broken balls,,, lol yes balls bearings are most likely broke you might have to replace your arm.. about 80.00 for the part

Technics SL-1200... | Answered on Apr 16, 2008

You have a bad tone arm. I have the same tables. You need to get it repaired if under warrenty. Or there is a service manaul online you can get from ebay. Service center for our tables is Panasonic.

I had the same problem on mine. But while it is in the shop they recalibarte it

Technics SL-1200... | Answered on Feb 13, 2008

Fixya does not sell Technics parts.

Technics Audio... | Answered 2 days ago

Hi David, I sent you a link where they are offering the hinges for the cover of your SL1900
Hope this can help you
Regards Franco Dosil

Hola David, te envio un link donde estan ofreciendo las bisagras para la tapa de tu SL1900
Espero que te sirva
Saludos Franco Dosil


Technics Audio... | Answered on Sep 03, 2019

Hi Les, as a first step, I would disconnect the speaker cables in the Technics su-x501 and test if the same thing happens, if so, there could be a problem with the power supply or also with the speaker output
If it does not turn off, then I would start checking the speaker cables, along the way, in case there is any peeling, which could cause overheating
Once the cables were checked, I would connect the speakers one by one and test with each new reconnection until the source of the fault was detected
I hope you can solve the problem
Regards Franco Dosil

Hola Les, como primera medida, desconectaria los cables de los bafles en el Technics su-x501 y probaria si pasa lo mismo, si es asi, podria haber problema en la fuente de alimentacion o tambien en la salida de parlantes
Si no se apaga, entonces comenzaria a revisar los cable de los bafles, en su recorrido, por si hay alguna peladura, que podria generar un recalentamiento
Una vez revisado los cables, iria conectando de a uno los parlantes e iria probando con cada nueva reconexion hasta detectar el origen de la falla
Espero que puedas resolver el problema
Saludos Franco Dosil https://elektrotanya.com/technics_su-x501_sm.pdf/download.html https://elektrotanya.com/technics_su-x501_sch.pdf/download.html

Technics Audio... | Answered on Aug 25, 2019

Hi Thomas, as you say, it's not the engine, nor the integrated engine
Most likely, the pitchel potentiometer that generates the problem
I would try to clean it, applying a small amount of contact cleaner and test if there are improvements
Keep in mind that it is the Pitch potentiometer that is changing the speed
Comment if the suggestion served
Regards Franco Dosil

Hola Thomas, por lo que comentas, no es el motor, ni el integrado del motor
Lo mas seguro es que el potenciometro de pitch el que genera el problema
Yo intentar?a limpiarlo, aplic?ndole una peque?a cantidad de limpiador de contactos y probar?a si hay mejoras
Ten en cuenta que es el potenciometro de Pitch el que va modificando la velocidad
Comenta si sirvi? la sugerencia
Saludos Franco Dosil

Technics Audio... | Answered on Aug 22, 2019

It sound like the main power amp has failed. Look at whatever is on the big heatsink as to the cause. As with any device from "friends" it could be that someone has tried to fix a fault and made a mess. So look carefully at the soldering to any of it's parts.

Technics Audio... | Answered on Aug 18, 2019

Hello Denis, I sent you the link where you can get the manual for your Technics SXE 11
I hope it helps you
Greetings Franco Dosil

Hola Denis, te envio el link donde puedes conseguir el manual para tu Technics SXE 11
Espero te sirva
Saludos Franco Dosil

Technics Audio... | Answered on Jun 21, 2019

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