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Stopped working I have a 1200 sitting on a table ! yesterday it worked perfectly fine, the next day dead! seams its not getting any power anymore???? did not move it! any suggestions?

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  • misha539 Feb 08, 2009

    replacing the cable???

  • misha539 Feb 25, 2009

    Hi there I opened the back of the turntable and both fuses are still intact.
    You mentioned transformer I own a multimeter but need you to tell me which settings to set it to and what the figures are we are looking for.
    they are 2 fuses on that AC board but no red cables at all.
    please advise

  • Stephen Medley
    Stephen Medley May 11, 2010

    Have you tried another power receptacle? There is only a motor.


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If after trying another wall outlet, you still have no power to the turntable you may want to check inside the unit. Make sure the cord is not plugged into an outlet when you do this.

I am assuming that you have the Technics SL-1200 turntable.

Take the bottom off the turntable by removing the many screws in the bottom while the turntable is placed on a table upside down in front of you. After getting all those screws out, you will be able to just lift the bottom piece right up and off of the turntable. This turntable has several circuit boards in it. Look at the board that the A/C cord goes into and there should be a glass fuse on it. It is a small board with a couple of wires going to it and also a switch that comes from the blue, brown and red wires on that board. The glass fuse could be blown, if so replace it. If the fuse is good, you may need to check the switch or the power transformer. The transformer has 2 red wires going to it from that same board.

Let me know if you need to check the switch and transformer. If so, I will try to help you but you will need a multimeter and know how to use it.

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No! I meant trying another wall outlet. If you do not have a meter to check the power then try another plug. The motor will usually have some hum or noise if there is power to the motor. Steve

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    Stephen Medley Feb 08, 2009

    Also moving the arm over the record will tell if it is a switch problem within the player mechanism -if it spins when you do that.

  • Stephen Medley
    Stephen Medley Feb 08, 2009

    I am an electrician/electronics tech also but you are my only eyes and ears, lol. Don't change any cables if you are not qualified to safely do so. Please post what you find/see/hear. Steve


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