Top 20 Technics SL-1200 Turntable Questions & Answers


Poor connection underside of wiring.

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There is a capacator in you pre amplifier who is not working properly , replace this and it will work again. they use most this type 100uF/35V

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Different cartridge output

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almost often a wrong set table/arm weight and a dirty needle. . i gues the last. Cleanen record

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It needs to be taken apart. The bottom needs to be removed. Not an easy job if you are not mechanically inclined. There are pots inside that need to be sprayed with contact cleaner. Pots are under the knobs that control the speed. They have holes on the sides of them. You can purchase cleaner at a radio shack or electronic parts store or online.
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can you be a bit more specific , do you want no music to play or else take a look on which type of music is in your pregerences coupled to which device and switch it.

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50hz hum. Turn off most of your home equipment , turn only your table on, if it still hums it\'s your transformer and that\'s too bad for your wallet. And you also don\'t have those led lights which

is a fashion statement at the moment on your table, they are not quite good for causing distortion. And in your home are saving-lights. especially with dimmers and lcd plasma tv\'s a major cause of distortion. But a steady , low freq hum is your transformer and i have a stethoscope, not for that purpose:). Then you don\'t have to search. But they ain\'t cheap, the upgraded in 2009 ones.

gr richard

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You can soon find out by leaving out the EQ. Best to check the cables that connect the units.

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Hi, it needs to be earthed to your mixer or amp. Cheers john

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Is it a belt drive turntable? If it is then either the belt is off or broken.

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Hi, check to make sure the headshell is fitted properly to the tone arm and that the stylus is not damaged. Cheers john. Styluscity

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The closest font I found is "Arial". I based it on the numerals used.
I do belive the fonts for the word "Technics" is different

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Could be a couple of things. Could be the alignment, weighting, tracking or all of those causing this. It could be the gain structure on your mixer is not set and is too high. Maybe that the output of the cartridge is to high for standard mm inputs

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Hi, remove it and give the contacts a good clean. If that doesn't work it will need replacing. John

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Use the slide on the pitch control to move forward or backward until the dots stay steady. If it is a little old the quartz control won't work as well.

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Generally the cause is one of 3 things. 1 Damage to the stylus or dirt. 2 Lack of pressure to the stylus. 3 Anti-skate control set to low.
First check the stylus you should feel it sticking in you finger a bit. 2 Has the weight on the end of the arm become lose? Adjust for the correct tracking weight of the cartridge. 3 Check the manual for what the anti-skate control should be set to.

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you changed it back and it doesnt work? theres a little switch that is 120 or 240 or something like that US is 120 uk is like 140

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Turntable Drive Belt


The chances are the rubber drive belt has either broken or stretched so that it has fallen off the drive pulleys.


You will need to gain access to the underside of the turntable to replace it.


With most turntables the process will be to secure the tone arm (a rubber band will do the trick) before turning the whole thing upside down and unscrewing the base.


Replacement drive belts are easily available on the internet. Search by make and model number of your turntable

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First off, Congratulations on such a excellent deal! That's a $500.00 turntable. I know I own a pair and I've been a DJ for 18 years.

Second, the Technics 1200 does not have an auto return. You have to pick up the needle and bring it back manually.

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