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Turntables my two turntables have all of a sudden stopped working. i have tried changing both fuses on the plugs to see if that was the problem but they still are not working. The turntables i have are the SL-1210 M5G.

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  • swammyshay Dec 05, 2007

    switched voltage selecter now technics dont work

  • Anonymous Aug 30, 2008

    how to change fuse

  • djdonking Jan 22, 2009

    i have been messing round with my deck and i also turned the volt switch around and now it wont come on! i havent got a clue what i need to fix it or how to fix it? help would be appreciated



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Your power transformer blew. The fuses in these models don't offer much protection, when it comes to more serious power surges. And the only other thing that would be blown is the transformer - a common issue. You can purchase parts for this model HERE, however, I do not suggest replacing this part yourself, as it is a little tricky, and you may damage your unit ever more, if not done properly.


Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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    As I stated earlier, the fuses don't protect from power surges. The fuses were installed AFTER the power transformer. So any surge will go directly to the transformer FIRST, then to the Fuses. The fuses are not meant to protect the transformer. They are meant to protect the fragile main circuit board only.

    There is nothing else on these units that control the power. So if you have no power, the issue is with the Transformer. Trust me on this one. I work on an average of 30 turntables a month - all Technics 1200 varieties.



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1)I know it might sound silly, but try using different plug sockets, ie down stairs. This is to see if its a problem with sockets. Once had a dodgy power cord that kept one deck from turning on. 2) Check the the voltage is set correctly on both decks, by looking at the hole on the left side of the platter. My little brother messsed around with the turn switch and it blow the internal fuses years ago. If none of the above work it means the equipment could have had an electrical surge and knocked out the internal fuses. Can help you with that if needed. Let me know. Peace DJ Nyce

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For both to have stopped it must surley be and external prob? ie power extention or something...thats very odd??

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