Question about Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable
Its a funny story. My dog ate both of the tone arms of my turntables. If i get the tone arms, how can i replace them? how i have to join the cables that are inside? please help me
Once you soldered to circuit board place - this might help Advanced Tonearm stuff Tightening the suspension on your tonearm Some TT's have tonearms which seem to be loose. If you grab the tonearm and pull it gently back and forth and it seems loose you can tighten it. It shouldn't move at all. A loose suspension can severely affect it's performance - from jumping needles to binding. It's pretty easy to tighten the suspension. You'll need a small flat screwdriver and a large one. Use the large one to loosen the outer locking screw on the top of the pivot point. Now use the smaller screwdriver to loosen up the smaller screw. Put a drop of oil where the bearings are (under that top support on the other end of the adjustment screw) so that it doesn't bind. Now tighten the small screw slowly until it just contacts the bearings. Adjust the tightness so the tonearm doesn't wiggle if you pull on it but leave it loose enough for the tonearm to pivot freely without binding. Adjust carefully and don't overtighten otherwise the bearings will be damaged! When done, tighten up the locking screw. Tightening up the headshell locking ring Have you put on your headshell, twisted that knurled tightener at the end of the tonearm as tight as possible and have found that the headshell still moves around? What will happen is that the headshell won't sit parallel to the record but may be tilted as a result of twisting of the headshell. This usually occurs when you change headshells a lot or if you've had your turntable for a while, and can contribute to needle jumping so here's what you do to fix it. First read 3.2 on base disassembly. Remove the rubber base. There will be this big piece of hard black plastic covering almost everything. You'll need to remove it. To remove the tonearm assembly look for three screws (all formerly under that black plastic) and unscrew them. Be careful not to drop the tonearm when you remove that last screw! Now, remove the tonearm assembly from the rest of the 1200, and look at the bottom of the tonearm where the headshell is put in. There will be two tiny philips screws there. Get a jewelers screwdriver of the CORRECT size and tighten those up. Put the headshell on and try wiggling it to make sure everything is right. Now put your tonearm back on and close everything back up. hope this helps peace DJ Nyce
Posted on Jul 25, 2007
And replace capacitors and the faulty made turntable 'record' shaft where your records on, but is open beneath and you as an owner have to lubricate it sometimes, but nobody does and the so called rivising stores still leave the open varistor on the pcb, which gets dirty in no-time and after two years the value is changend a lot. Those stores often even have a degree in electronics and leave 15 year old caps on the board and paintjobs.... terrible. Do most yourself and don't use that flickering light hype, it's a spurce of emi.
kind of counteractive if you want a nice sound and replace the internal wires for shield ones, Original ones are old fashioned cables which where used for everything in the past.40 Dollars gives you perfect cables and cable holders and everybody which says that is nonsense, but uses 200dollars interconnect cables and i don't think my phd microelectronics came falling from the sky.
Posted on Sep 07, 2014
A tonearm replacement is not an easy one. You will have to solder the old wires off the PC board, and solder on the new ones. These wires are very thin, and they don't leave much room for error. There are 2 screws which hold down the old tonearm, and in order to access these screws, you will have to completely disassemble the bottom of your turntable, exposing the inside base of the tonearm section. You will then have to pull out the Tonearm fixing plate, which controls the lift assembly of your unit. It's not an easy fix. And there is no easy way to accomplish a tonearm replacement. You will need to have a service tech do this for you - just make sure you ask them if they've ever done a tonearm replacement - otherwise it's wasted money. If you can't find one in your area, just look in the Repair Service section of Fixya.com - our company is listed, and we offer national service. Parts can be found here - 1200s.com - Justin
Posted on Sep 02, 2007
The new tonearm must be soldered to the circuit board
Posted on Jun 17, 2007
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