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1200 platter drag

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.

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Re: 1200 platter drag

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. i hope this helps you out, if you need any more help let us know. please also let us know how you get on. darren

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

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