Question about Technics SL-1210 Turntable

1 Answer

Speed increased +3rpm every half second

When I turn on my TT, everything is fine.  When I go to play a record now, the speed on both 33/45 seems fine.... Then every half second the speed increases slightly, then goes back to the 33/45 speed.  Any suggestions?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 515 Answers

You have drive issues. There is no easy way to fix or to isolate the problem. You'll have to take it to a service technician who can test your unit, and fix the problem. Usually it's one of the 3 main IC (integrated circuits) which cause this problem.

- OPTiC.
Digital Analog Therapy
www.djprolab.com
www.1200s.com

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My Gemini TT 02 gets stuck at 45 RPM. To get back to 33 you have to turn off and on again. Also the pitch is wildly out by about +7. Is there any way I can repair this?


Your terminology confuses.

Point 1. Why to you say, "Stuck?" Does it not make sense as a possiblity that the designers sought to prevent rotaton speed from being changed mid playback, especially on, say, an LP (long play) album with different side (stereo instead of 45 monaural) grooving. What would be the imperative of changing record speed in that manner...only one record type will play at a time. If changer, only one type record seriies can be played, all at the same speed.

Point 2. ...about "pitch...wildly out by about +7.

First, what are you meaning by pitch and by + (not -) 7. Since there is, to my knowlege, no record spin criterion known as pitch, are you referring to spin speed; hence to playback sound frequency, whether steady state or variable? If there is no user control of platter rotation speed on your unitn there would be little you can do other than to ensure all parts above and below platter are running smoothly with no drag or interference...possibly even lightening the record load on the platter, if a changer; and making sure records are clean to prevent slippage by washing with water or soap and water and air drying--avoid label. If your turntable is optically speed controlled (by timing marks on platter rim) those are typically adjustable to hasten or slow platter speed and therefore playback frequency pitch to your liking. "Wild variation" could reflect mechanical impedance as indicated above. Also check for record warping by trying known true record playback. Finallly, wild variation could be indicator of platter motor end of life cycle. Start pricing a motor if nothing helps.

I still don't follow the significance of the speculative(?) 7. Please explain if possible.

Sep 27, 2014 | Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Turntable playing too slow


there is a (v.r) for speed in side look for it and turn it a little

Mar 24, 2014 | Technics SL-BD20D Turntable

1 Answer

Rca lab 1200


This is a belt drive turntable so it could be the belt slipping about. Before you remove the belt note where it fits.

Dec 25, 2013 | Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Yorx turntable speed issue, And turntable is warped.


You may be experiencing Acoustic Feedback, although it doesn't really make any sense the way you describe it. Make sure the tonearm is balanced and the proper weight is dialed in on same. Does it make any difference if the volume or bass are turned down, which my point to the Acoustic Feedback.

Jul 04, 2012 | Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

AFTER adjusting the speed setting to 33, all the records are playing too fast, they sound like chipmunks. I tried all three settings and while each speed is different from each other they all seem to be...


If it says your speed setting in on 33, than you have a problem with the speed control inside of the turntable, there is not much you can do in that area. 33 is the slowest speed too, so it seems like it is stuck on 45 or 78. Call Teac if you are still under warranty.

May 15, 2011 | Teac SL-A100 Turntable

1 Answer

Technics 1210 MK2 - unstable/uneven speed problem


Since this is a direct-drive turntable, it isn't a slipping or stretched belt. You will need a technician with a couple pieces of equipment and some experience/training to find the source of the problem. I suspect the part(s) will be the minor cost of the repair.

Sep 07, 2009 | Technics SL-1210 Turntable

2 Answers

My jvc AL-A151 spins records too slow but gets better


I had this problem. In my case it manifested itself mostly in start-up, and I found that I had to move the tonearm past the 1st track to get the TT to spin. I cleaned the contacts on the micro-switch (on the mechanism, from below) with extra-fine sandpaper. It worked.

Nov 21, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Turntable 45rpm speed has stopped working


Check that the lever is actually making the contact with the 45 rpm switch position and completing the circuit as it would seem everything else works. The only other thing it could be is a break on the pcb, but that is unlikely.

Oct 17, 2008 | Philips Audio Players & Recorders

Not finding what you are looking for?
Technics SL-1210 Turntable Logo

Related Topics:

96 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Technics Audio Players & Recorders Experts

 Grubhead
Grubhead

Level 3 Expert

4678 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

T-Comtech Repairs
T-Comtech Repairs

Level 2 Expert

417 Answers

Are you a Technics Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...