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I get feed back, distortion, or some kind of broken up signal, on one deck only. I've replaced both stylus'. Problem only occurs while using serato.

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  • prwonderkid Jan 19, 2009

    Thanx Bro, I appreciate it. I have uninstalle, and reinstalled, but i have'nt yet tried a diff. version. Thanx fr the tip. Peace.

  • thewiz33 May 26, 2009

    I had the same problem, check your computer, if you have an amd athlon processor like I do then there is a hardware problem that causes serato to not track one turntable and cause distortion one one deck only. Serato knows about the problem but they currently have no solution. I was about to send my SL1 back to the factory, thinking it was faulty, until I stumbled upon someone with my same problem in the FAQ section of the serato website.

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Have you tried to uninstall serato and reinstall
It sounds like the version of serato may have issues with it.
Could be worth a try,
this seems to run well for most people that use it,
so I would be looking at the version you have and the equipment its attached to,
to find out if they are compatible,
Any issues should be reported to Serato so they can rectify,

I know an Agent in New Zealand who is a reliable source of information and may be more help if needed,Please let me know thanks

Misterdj

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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