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I am looking for instructions on replaceing the RCA cable of one of my Technics SL-1200MK

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  • SHYNEPNE Jan 10, 2009

    MY RCA IS NOT MAKING A CONNECTION...I NEED TO REPLACE IT AND WANT TO KNOW IF ANYONE HAS DONE THIS AND KNOWS THE STEPS

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More than likely your RCA's need to be replaced. There is no need to open it up, as the ground wire rarely every comes loose. It's held down by a screw & soldered to the circuit board. Unless you pulled on the ground wire.

There are only 3 issues which can cause this:

1) Technics Tonearm - Check the 4 prongs inside the tonearm. Make sure they are all clean (shiny gold), and all protruding the same distance. There are springs behind these prongs, and often times they do come loose over time or overtightening.

2) Technics RCA Cables - This is more than likely the culprit.

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You have to remember, these are analog turntables connecting to a digital system. The signal quality is different, and your RCA cables have to be prestine.

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