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Sl 1200 mk2 no sound comming out new needle

Could it be the rca out puts

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  • stevejt66 Dec 31, 2008

    I have the same problem, just bought a used Technics MK2 turntable with a new needle and cartridge with headshell, and there is no sound, why is this?

  • smallredpand Jan 27, 2009

    My stanton trackmaster do not work with my mk2's dont get it, is the freq not compatable?

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Hi,

It sounds like the rca (phono) leads also check your cartridge.

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Tried another needle and cleaned the contacts of the tonearm and this needle and recordddd?
measured the connections from your rca cables to the tone arm output? How old is the unit and have you ever replaced the tonearmwire(in the arm itself, the standard one sucks) and the external rca cable. Then it's about time if you havent. The standard cables are outdated and it will cost you together about 100euro, wires are about 70 euro for in your arm and buy some nice rca cables for 30 euro, not from technics which lay on the shelves for over ten years. It really souns better. I have a person which makes real nice cables for just 40 euro a pair, shielded , good rca plugs(i have phono outputs on all tables, no pcb, but those are wbt and are 100 euro a pair. The cables from that men really sounded good, while the denon distributeur sold me some different oyaide cables and i noticed nothing. The 1200 mk2 series are now really at an age that you need to refurbish the caps and resistors and wires and the spindlebearing and housing.... And don't let it be done by a so called service centre, do it yourself, 40 euro job for capacitors and 30 for the spindle and he is as new.
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Try plugging it into a different power point. The problem is with the power supply fluctuating. You can eliminate that with a UPS, here is a link to wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uninterruptible_power_supply

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And it will be. I can almost steak my life on it. Easy to replace. Most djs had to already. Most off us went to Radio Shack and bought the 6 foot gold RCA's and cut them in half for both decks. Its not that hard to do. Any problems message me.

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you could try cutting off the cables leaving enough to strip them back a bit, buy some rca leads and using electrical screw connectors ( the type electricians use and also find inside light fittings to wire them to the mains) and connect it like that? failing that get it done at a hi fi repair shop? good luck

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Regarding the poor sound quality (and possibly the skipping):
check the needle condition, see if exchanging it with a needle (or the entire pickup head) from a working turntable does any good.

Check the pickup connection pins (contacts on the pickup head and on the end of the wires coming through the arm from the unit), see if there is any dirt or oxydation and clean the contacts if necessary, also check for any damage to the wires.

As for the skipping - a heavily worn needle may affect the sound quality and cause skipping as well - if cahnging the needle (or the pickup head) doesn't make a change, try to realign the weight on the tone arm so that the pickup head will become a bit heavier, this could help somewhat (before you actually try to realign the weight, try to put a small coin or a small weight of some kind on the pickup head while it is playing a record, if the skipping goes away, you need to realign the tone arm weight).

This could also be a problem with the tone arm lifting mechanism (may be obstructed by something or damaged so it won't let the tone arm sit properly onto the record and "grab" the groove).

I just mentioned a few things you might want to check, but don't take anything for granted, the problem may as well be elsewhere in the unit.

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If you've already replaced the RCA /Phono cables, then the only other item that would cause this kind of problem is your tonearm, and it will need to be replaced.

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More than likely your RCA cables are going bad, and will need to be replaced. Not the hardest self-repair, but you will need to have some soldering skills. In addition, caution should be taken when taking apart your turntable.

Check out the following videos for self-repair assistance on these wonderful DJ turntables.

If you think it's too much for you to do yourself, get some professional assistance. Shouldn't cost too much for repair.

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Here's some information for you. Since your unit is a SL1210MK2, it may be harder to determine the age of the unit:

It is possible to tell the year (and the month) when the SL-1200 was manufactured from the serial number on the back or bottom of the turntable. SL-1200 serial numbers are in two different formats, depending on the date of manufacture. It isn't exactly possible to determine the decade in which the SL-1200 in question was manufactured, as the serial number contains only the last digit of the year. If the year digit is 8, the turntable may have been manufactured in 1978, 1988 or 1998. If the year digit is 0, the turntable may have been manufactured in 1980, 1990 or 2000. One rule of thumb is that old-format serial numbers belong to SL-1200s manufactured during the 1970s and 1980s, while new-format serial numbers belong to SL-1200s manufactured during the 1990s and beyond.
Old-format serial number: NHOJF20765 (SL-1200 manufactured 1982)
The first digit shows the year when the SL-1200 was manufactured. These serial numbers contain no indication of the month of manufacture. It should be noted that serial numbers in this format contain no letters following digits.
New-format serial number: GE4FB001154 (SL-1200 manufactured June 2004)
The first digit shows the year when the SL-1200 was manufactured, while the month of manufacture is indicated by the letter following it. Months are coded as letters between A and L inclusive; A indicates January, B indicates February, and so on.
In addition to the above, all the SL-1200MK2s from the 70's and early 80's have a 4 inch diameter plate where the RCA and ground wires enter the chassis in the rubber base of the unit. The later models have a smaller hole through which the wires enter the unit.


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It's more than likely your tonearm or your RCA cables. Does the sound come in at all? Try wiggling the RCA cables. If no sound whatsoever, then more than likely it's your tonearm, and will need to be replaced.

Tonearms for this model are available HERE, however, I don't recommend trying to replace this yourself, as it is rather complicated, and you could cause more damage to the unit.

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