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My sl1200 turntable seems to be putting out static i can hear the stylus play but no musik coming through the rcas???

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  • niknpaul Mar 12, 2009

    ??? what do you mean could be cut? when deck is plugged into mixer even when off. produces noise from speakers from that channel. tried different channels???

  • niknpaul Mar 12, 2009

    where is that and how do i clen it?

  • niknpaul Mar 12, 2009

    turntable is in phono earth is grounded, static gets loader when you touch the turntable anywhere, and still does it when power is off to turntable??

  • niknpaul Mar 12, 2009

    the noise is there with no record doesnt even need to be on???

  • niknpaul Mar 12, 2009

    it was fine till the other day set up exactly the same. the ground is connected to ground on back of the mixer? needle is approx 6 months old. i can swap turntables and does the same in the other channel where my good turntable is fine in both????

  • niknpaul Mar 12, 2009

    ?? do you mean check rcas where they connect to turntable??

  • niknpaul Mar 12, 2009

    does it sound strange for that to just happen. it was fine?

  • niknpaul Mar 12, 2009

    did u say the ic is approx $3 where do i find one

  • niknpaul Mar 12, 2009

    rca wires are fixed to the turntable??

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Hi check these if any suits to u  Problem: No audio output, audio cuts in and out or only audio from one side.

Possible Cause 1: Dirty stylus, worn or faulty stylus or cartridge. Solution: Try cleaning stylus tip with a stylus cleaner (such as Stanton's SC4). See link.

Isolate and replace the defective stylus or cartridge.

Possible Cause 2: Loose cartridge or headshell connections. Solution: Check cartridge connections to headshell wires, making sure that the colored wires don't have any breaks and are connected to the respective cartridge pins.

Possible Cause 3: Oxidation or dirt build up on 4 pins in the toneam that make contact to the headshell. Solution: Clean the 4 pins using a pencil head eraser and then with some rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip

Problem: Digital output not working.

Possible Cause 1: Incorrect output connections. Solution: Make sure to connect the turntable's SPDIF digital output to a computer sound card or stand alone CD recorder that has the same single SPDIF or coaxial input.

Possible Cause 2: Digital recorder or sound card spec don't match. Solution: Make sure the recorder or sound card specs match the specs of the turntable's digital output: 44.1kHz sampling rate, 16 bit word size, PCM format.

Possible Cause 3: Wrong digital cable used. Solution: Only use a SPDIF or coaxial type digital cable with a 75ohm load.

Problem: Cartridge skipping.

Possible Cause 1: Incorrect tonearm and cartridge setup. Solution: Properly setup tonearm and cartridge settings as specified in turntable owners manual or cartridge setup instructions. See link.

Possible Cause 2: Worn out or damaged stylus. Solution:Replace the defective stylus with a new one.

Possible Cause 3: Dirty, worn or scratched records. Solution: Clean records using a vinyl cleaner (such as Stanton's VC1). See link.

Use records with little or no wear or scratches.

Possible Cause 4: Turntable not level. Solution: Make sure turntable is placed on a sturdy and flat level surface.

Problem: Audio feedback.

Possible Cause: Turntable to close to speakers.

Solution: Face speakers away from turntable or move turntable away from speakers signal wave path.

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Its the problem of amplifier ic in the turntable that is actually fried up.that controls the sound variations which passess through the speakers. the ic number IC563JI  has to be replaced from the amplifier board which is in the unit.and new $3 IC  has to be replaced.this will solve the problem.try to do manually onlky if you are familiar with soldering iron and multimeters other wise its a repair person job.any ways the cost will be negligible.and its worth reparing.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Always, a turntable has an additional ground wire that connects to the chassis of the amp/receiver. This is aside from the regular RCA shielded wire.

Offhand, your post 'static gets loader when you touch the turntable anywhere' is very significant. This indicates that the braid part of the shielded wire as well as the ground wire is not doing its function. This could mean that they are cut or disconnected. Solution would be to check/replace the ground wire as well as the shielded wire with the RCA plugs.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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Try different are new RCA cables.
If its still doesnt work, Check if the RCA sockets are internally disconnected inside the receiver.

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When you say static, I take this to mean the stylus is picking up a lot of dust & producing some nice rice krispies sounds?
Earthing the deck normally only reduces noise & electrical hum. A carbon fibre brush is good for removing dust & static from a record.If your stylus is staticaly charged try cleaning the tip with some appropriate stylus cleaner or even play or place the stylus on a damp record for a few mins may help it discharge.


Try removing the earth connection from the amp & see what happens.

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It seems the volume control potentiometer needs cleaning .


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Make sure your going into a PHONO input on a reciever. If your using a regular rca stereo input it won't work. It has to be PHONO. Then make sure that the turntable is grounded to the reciever or mixer. To do this locate the grounding screw on the turntable and locate the ground on your reciever. If your still having issues and your doing all of this please let me know and I will assist you further. Please take a moment to accept and rate my solution accordingly.
Thank you,
Lee

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    Lee A. Mar 12, 2009

    Usually if you can hear static it means your either not using a phono input or your not grounded. one or the other. If both those fail then you need to check the connection on your stylus. I think you have enough to go on I look forward to hearing back from you and will greatly appreciate a positive rating.
    Thanks again,
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    Lee A. Mar 12, 2009

    If it is doing it when it is off, then it is not properly grounded and that is what your hearing. How old is your needle? Also how do you know that your ground is actually grounded?
    Thank you,
    Lee


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    Lee A. Mar 12, 2009

    Have you tried a different receiver/stereo, the phono input could be bad on your stereo. Basically you will want to go down the list of things that it can be and use process of elimination as that is the only way you will find what the problem is. I really hope you have found this helpful and will reconsider and accept and give a helpful rating. If you need further assistance I will be more then happy to.
    Thanks again,
    Lee


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    Lee A. Mar 12, 2009

    Have you tried a different set of RCA wires? Also by what you have previously posted. I assume the ground wire is good and properly connected.
    Thanks,
    Lee


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Check out the connections it might be cut in between.

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