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I didn't touch the pitch adj control, i didn't touch the reset button, i just put on a record press play then it run sometime fast and slow and fast and slow and..

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  • Rob Beech May 11, 2010

    These are Quartz direct drive units. Does the pitch control still alter the pitch?

    I'd advise contacting your local Technics service centre for repair.


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This is an issue with the main drive circuits. You have what we call the 'washing machine' affect.

Only a qualified technican can repair this for you. Not too costly, if the tech knows what to look for. If not, then he will spend many wasted hours trying to find the damaged circuits. Make sure you explain the issue to them and ask if they've fixed it before.

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Your terminology confuses.

Point 1. Why to you say, "Stuck?" Does it not make sense as a possiblity that the designers sought to prevent rotaton speed from being changed mid playback, especially on, say, an LP (long play) album with different side (stereo instead of 45 monaural) grooving. What would be the imperative of changing record speed in that manner...only one record type will play at a time. If changer, only one type record seriies can be played, all at the same speed.

Point 2. ...about "pitch...wildly out by about +7.

First, what are you meaning by pitch and by + (not -) 7. Since there is, to my knowlege, no record spin criterion known as pitch, are you referring to spin speed; hence to playback sound frequency, whether steady state or variable? If there is no user control of platter rotation speed on your unitn there would be little you can do other than to ensure all parts above and below platter are running smoothly with no drag or interference...possibly even lightening the record load on the platter, if a changer; and making sure records are clean to prevent slippage by washing with water or soap and water and air drying--avoid label. If your turntable is optically speed controlled (by timing marks on platter rim) those are typically adjustable to hasten or slow platter speed and therefore playback frequency pitch to your liking. "Wild variation" could reflect mechanical impedance as indicated above. Also check for record warping by trying known true record playback. Finallly, wild variation could be indicator of platter motor end of life cycle. Start pricing a motor if nothing helps.

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More than likely you just have to calibrate your pitch control. There are various videos on YouTube on how to do this properly. Just do a search CALIBRATING 1200s or similar. FYI, all the Technics SL1200/1210 MK series are the same inside. MK2, MK3, MK5 - so don't worry if you only find videos on calibrating MK2's or MK5s - works the same on all the models.

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