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Tone arm and stylus light spare and replacent .

Hi. I've got my two decks they need to get change of tone arm i'm looking for a economic supplier and instructions on how to do it. and could you inform me about any technical service support in north london area. thanks.

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Re: tone arm and stylus light spare and replacent .

For Technics parts, check, for a service center in your area, check the Panasonic web site (parent company of Technics): As for instructions on doing this, it's not an easy fix. You have to solder 5 very thin (as thin as dental floss) to a circuit board, and they don't leave much room for error. Oh, and the circuit board is discontinued, so if you damage the board due to self-repair, you can't have it replaced. So, thing twice before attempting this repair yourself. Hope this helps! - Justin DJPROAUDIO

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You don't say whether you have only just acquired this deck or if you have been using it for some time and it has only now started to give problems.
There are 2 or 3 possible explanations.
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