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1210 internal fuse keeps blowing

The internal fuse of my technic (the horizontal one) keeps blowing i have replaced it 3 times in as many weeks.The problem seems to occur when i place the stylus on to the record i can turn on the deck and it lights up and turns but if i put the needle on the record it instantly blows the fuse.

I tried swapping the stylus over and it worked for a while with the needle on the record but if i pulled the record back and forth (scratch) it blows the fuse?

could this be a faulty wire in the arm?

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First and foremost, the tonearm has absolutely NOTHING to do with the power. They are not connected in anyway. The only thing that links them is the tonearm is grounded to the chassis of the turntable. Nothing else. However, this will not cause this sort of problem.

Turn on your turntable without using the POP-UP light - keep the light down/off. Try it then. If it works, than the issue is there. If you still have the same problem, then the issue is something on the main drive circuit board which is overheating, and the fuse is going to protect the unit from any damage. Take a look at R213 - see if it's burnt around it's area. If so, more than likely this is the culprit.

This is not an easy diagnosis. Highly recommend taking it to a service center.

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Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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