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Hi, I have just bought a second hand Technics SL-1200 MK2 and it looks great overall. There is one problem though with the pitch. When I want to slow down the speed a bit, the platter starts to spin a little bit faster instead, until I have reached over -1. At that point, the turntable reaches a second zero and from there on slows down normally. Do you know if this problem can be fixed easily?

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  • Johan De Weerdt Feb 05, 2013

    I would like to know, since there are 2 zero points, wethere the problem can be solved by calibrating the zero point manually. Is such an action useful when the second zero point is situated at -1 and not at +1 for example?

  • Johan De Weerdt Feb 05, 2013

    Hi all, I have found out what the exact problem is with the pitch. Its zero point is not situated at 0 but at -1. Is their a way to get the zero point back in the middle, at the green led light?

  • Erik Wolbrueck
    Erik Wolbrueck Oct 05, 2017

    Yes there is a simple way. There’s an adjustment inside that you can do with the Phillips screwdriver. Take a look at my answer down below

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Your problem Is more than likely one of two easy to fix things. First we'll try the easiest. that would be reset the centerpoint of your pitch controll. All you need is a Phillips screwdriver and a little time and this picture: Apparently the picture is too blurry to read so let me give you the link: http://www.deckdoctor.com.au/TECHNIC%20SL1200%20PCB.pdf
you don't have to worry about all the technical stuff really it's just started look at the strobe lights and slowly turn the screw as you move the slider back to Center and make sure you bring this keep the strobe stable. if that doesn't fix your problem, then you do have to worry about the complicated stuff. If you are not familiar with all of that, I would suggest just replacing the pitch control. it's cheaper than paying what it would cost you at a repair shop and very straight forward. You don't even need to saulder. They don't cost very much and the part number is right there you can get one on eBay for pretty cheap. Good luck
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Replace the slider.

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SOURCE: Technics 1200 MK2 displaying irregular speed to include dragging and slowing

It sounds like the pitch slider needs to be replaced...

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SOURCE: help for technics 1200 MK2 and 1210 Speed is too fast

On the 1200MK2 the pitch control slider is for just that purpose. Disregard the 0 setting and use the illuminated strobe marks on the platter to adjust to nominal speed. When they appear to be motionless you are there. The control on the 1210 may be a knob but the same principles apply.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technics_SL-1200

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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More than likely it is a faulty drive IC (Integrated Circuit). If so, your out of luck, because most parts for this unit are discontinued, with the exception of the belt.

There really isn't much else you can do. Will probably cost too much to repair, if you can find someone who can repair it.

Sorry couldn't be of much more help.

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SOURCE: just bought a new technics sl-1200 turntable and

You will need to check your belt for wear. Lift felt on platter and check belt tension. It may need replacing. To replace, simply lift platter section of the unit, taking note of the belt position. replace and your problem will be solved

Posted on Aug 18, 2010

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SOURCE: SL-1200 Turntable: I own two Technics SL-1200mk5 turntables. My probl...

Hi, could just be platter not fitted hard down on spindle. I suggest you remove the platter and place it upon a dead flat surface to check to see that the platter is flat. If it is flat refit to turntable ensuring it is hard down on the spindle. If bent discard and replace with new platter.Platters can be ordered for all model 1200/1210 from styluscity@gmail.com

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