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Fried my electrical supply...

I just moved to Europe where the electrical current is 240 as opposed to the US current of 110. Inadventanly, I plug in without switching to 240 and fried the electrical supply in my SL 1210MK2. Does anybody know if the repair parts are available and where to get them. Also is it easy to "Do It yourself"?? I would greatly appreciate any input. Thank you!

Aris Tomas

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Hi aris tomas...1st check the fuse inside the turntable..then if its ok go to the main board  ..check the zener diode (D3)  and the transistor Q3 and Q2...the fidbk me wat hapen , if possible if you can chance it replace it..u

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