Question about Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable
I need to replace the power cord on my Technics 1200 MK2...I already know how to disassemble it and I know the new cord needs to be soldered on...but not sure which connection on the circuit board is the positive, and which is the negative? It is not labeled...
As long as the only thing damaged is the power cord, this should be easy. You said that you needed to know how to tell which side is positive and which is negative? The power cord carries alternating current not direct current. So in this case, polarity really isn't important. The same applies to the two yellow wires supplying the main motor board. They are A/C too. As long as the replacement cord you use is of equal or higher power handeling, and you make sure your connections are solid, it will work fine regardless of polarity. Just be sure the only problem is the cord. Check this link to be sure. Good luck, EW.
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Posted on Jan 01, 2015
It's an ac cord. there is no positive and negative. the solid black side is "hot" and the ribbed or striped side is "neutral".
Posted on Dec 19, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The part is located HERE - but you will have to take apart your turntable from the bottom in order to replace it. It's not very hard, but if your not mechanically inclined, I would not suggest doing it, as you could cause more damage.
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Posted on Sep 08, 2008
Is the ground wire from the deck connected to the mixer?.
If everything is connected ok then the ground wire or phono cord could be faulty - look here for replacements :-
Could also be a "ground loop" - try a ground loop isolator.
Posted on Jul 13, 2010
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