I just bought a used SL-1200MK2 off of E-bay and had it shipped to me. I was told that the unit worked just fine before shipping, and it was very well packaged in bubble wrap surrounded by styrofoam peanuts. The unit did not come with a dust cover so the bubble wrap was pressing down on the arm and the platter.
I say all of this because when I unpacked the 1200 and plugged it in everything came on just fine, but when I pressed start the platter started to spin, but then stopped. I quickly turned it off and rotated the platter by hand. I heard and felt something on the underside of the platter scraping on something below it. I wanted to take the platter off to see what was going on, but I can't figure out how to remove the platter.
If you have any suggestions about what may be going on, or how to remove the platter so I can start to diagnose the problem, that would be great.
The platter should have two holes on it,my 1210 does. put your thumb on the spindle and a finger in each hole and prize the platter off.
theres no screws holding the platter on just a tapered spindle shaft.
it is quite heavy so a good pull will do it.
as for the scraping it might be as simple as packaging placed under the platter to secure it for shipping, technics are built really well so i cant imagine it could be anything major.
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A lot of times they do this so they can charge the right amount to ship to your exact address. There are times when shipping costs may exceed the amount they set beforehand and then they end up losing on that end. Usually there is the option to calculate shipping or in the description of shipping details it says it will be added based on your location and shipping preference. I know it may say free shipping even at times but I learned to always read all of the description and fine print. They seem to think it helps them sell more if you don't see the added cost, which in this case as you stated that the sale wouldn't have occurred. Annoying and shady for sure, check the info over and see if shipping costs were indeed covered and if not contact the seller first, if not happy with there response see if they will cancel the order, then if not still, try the auction sight if you feel you were mislead
You may have received tracking information in an email. You can use this information to check the shipping status of your item on the shipping company's website.
You can also check the shipping status of your item from My eBay. To check the shipping status of your item from My eBay:
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Click the Purchase History link on the left side of the page.
Locate the item in the list. If the seller printed the shipping label using eBay or PayPal, or entered a tracking number for an item, you'll see the tracking number under the item title. Click the tracking number to see the package's shipping status.
Check the compressor. It probably fell out of it's mounting bracket during shipping. Maybe turned upside down or something. Make sure the compressor is sitting solid and it's rubber feet are in place. If you continue to use this unit with a loose compressor, you may damage or break a refrigerant line.
If you remove the rubber pad from the top of the platter then you should be able to lift the platter off the servo drives' center shaft,
from memory the unit is not attached just held on by gravity,if the servo magnet is gone the take it in for a service and pay the man for his time,
My first problem on my 1200s was a pitch control issue and easy to fix,with a little cash,never use second hand parts unless you know what you are doing because when they fail on you while playing to a packed dance floor then youll get more of a supprise than you barginned for,
Whatever country the phone was made to be used in is where the manufacturers decided to ship the phone. Once resold to a different country, it confuses the hardware of the phone.
Contact the service provider the phone was made with (Verizon, or whoever) and provide them with the ESN (located on the sticker on the phone, beneath the battery. it will be a very long number labeled as an ESN).
Once provided with this number, the company can allow the phone to be used in your country.
I guess it depends where you live. My DCC 2000 stopped working ("on" switch doesn't turn on unit), so I called Cuisinart customer service. She initially told me to ship it to them (at my expense) for a free replacement. I told her I live in CA, then she told me she would send me a UPS prepaid shipping label to return the unit. I'm going to just return the unit to the retailer and get a replacement that way since Cuisinart told me they are backordered on this model due to all the problems with it.
Apparently, CA has better consumer protection laws than the rest of the country. Woo Hoo.
this is a broken connection or a bad transistor output , but it will need to be tested to determine the cause or causes
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The transformer is not fried (at least not likely)
PROTECTION IC'S 2 - 2SD637 (These are fried...$2 each...:)
IF NO POWER CHECK THESE are NORMAL
TRANSISTOR NPN 2 UNITS MAIN SOURCE OF NO POWER
Q2 Q3 (EBC label on the board)
I did this myself. EXACTLY the same thing. Two protection IC's (I prefer fuses -.-). Order from Syracuse semiconductors. 5count for $10 and fast free shipping. You can get singles for $2 on ebay if you only want five, but then you have to wait on shipping from China. Good thing I went with 5, because I ruined the first pair running the iron to hot. LOL but it works now.
This will help diagnose other problems. Check it out. http://www.deckdoctor.com.au/TECHNIC%20SL1200%20PCB.pdf
More than likely your tonearm was damaged in transit. A common issue, especially if you had it in a flight case and not properly tied down, or tied down too tight. You will need to replace the tonearm. Tonearms for this unit are available HERE. Word of caution, do not attempt to replace the tonearm yourself, as it is rather difficult, and you could cause more damage. You'll need to find a reputable repair center in your area. Contact Panasonic - UK for a service center near you (Panasonic is the parent company of Technics).
First and foremost, make sure you plug into directly to the PHONO input of your receiver. If your unit does not have a PHONO input, then you wont be able to hear much coming from the unit. The PHONO input is a pre-amplified input, and this turntable requires an amplified input in order to transmit it's signal correctly. Just using an AUX or LINE IN will not have enough power to increase the signal of the turntable. You have the option of purchasing a PHONO PRE-AMPLIFIER (range in price from US$15-30), or purchasing a new receiver with a PHONO INPUT!
If you have it connected to your phono input, and still no sound, your turntable may have either faulty RCA cables (red/white cables), or a bad tonearm - in either case will need to be replaced.