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Random my 1210 has stopped working, when i turn it on and press start it either turns half a rotation or if its left a min or 2 it starts to spin at abouts 150rpm and dosn't stop when the stop button is prest any ideas?

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  • lee_locker Feb 12, 2009

    no, no spills

    i used them 1 friday night they was both working fine then i went to have a mix on the sunday and 1 of them had stopped working

    so i removed the platter & dust cover, changed the fuses but still nothing.

    i tried them 24hours later and at first the deck had a little movement, so i turned it on and off a few times, then left it for a min or 2.

    then it started spinning really REALLY fast and it wouldn't stop so i had to turn the power off at the mains? any ideas???

  • lee_locker Feb 13, 2009

    i did turn the pitch up half turn but i've since reset it.

    the 2 fuses are the same as the 1s i took out, maybe its a problem with the transformer? or the stop/start unit?

  • jon_castle May 11, 2010

    ok well, if the fuses are the same i suggest that you try marking their original position, and the moving them, i would suggest that you play with the pitch resistor also the brake one too... but be sure to mark them so you can reset them acurately.

    let meknow what happens..


  • jon_castle May 11, 2010

    sounds like you have put the wrong rating fuses i the both should be 250ma. Also did you fiddle with the pitch or brake resistors?

  • jon_castle May 11, 2010

    sounds odd, can you explain in more detail? did you have a spillage on it at any point?


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No, this has nothing to do with the fuses. The problem lies with one or a combination of faulty IC's (integrated circuits). More than likely IC201 (Turntable Control IC), but IC101 (Turntable Drive) and IC301 (Pitch Control IC) will also cause this sort of issue.

Also take a look at R213, it generally gets very hot, and you can tell by looking at it and seeing discoloration, and might be the starting point to this mess. It's good to replace this as well, while your at it - however, it is no longer available from the manufacturer, so you'll have to match up the rating for it. In addition, take a look at Q2 and Q3 (Regulators), those also tend to burn out at the same time.

Good luck.


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