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My rca lead is only working on one side(just as I had planned to bash out a demo,how frustrating!)

One sided audio (right side)

sometimes with a little movement it produces a hum,a bit like it's un-earthed only a lot louder,is this just a loose connection?

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Re: my rca lead is only working on one side(just as I...

You have a bad rca that tends to happen after time ... your gonna have to open up that table and un soder the old rca and replace with a new one. also check your ground cable

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I have a Technics SL 1600 problem,The turntable works good of everything but suddently stops sound,

Check your rca plugs if the center pin is loose time to replace also you can check the lines using a voltage meter for continuity in the lines you can do that by putting one of the test leads on one end of the rca center pin (+)or outside ring (-) use the other test lead on the headshell or remove that and put the test lead into the end the arm. If both rca check out ++ -- then your cartridge may be bad. Remember the rca's are two line each red right white left with headshell off the lines should + to + - to -. hope this helps. Good luck.

Oct 03, 2014 | Turntables

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Got sound coming out of the right side only, figure its a problem with the white audio lead but dont want to tear my dex apart if i dont need 2.

First check the amp that it's connected to. Since the record deck needs a Magnetic cartridge pre-amp inside your amp, they can go wrong and not effect other devices connected to it. You can do this by just touching the left audio input with you finger, it should buzz.
If that's good then remove the wires to the cartridge. With the amp on, touch them one at a time with your finger. You should hear a buzz on on two of them left & right. If you hear a buzz on the left you know that it is the cartridge that has failed and not the lead.

Feb 08, 2011 | Technics SL-1210 Turntable

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Sound on one side

probly your rca leads.1 sends signal to 1 speaker an the other visversa

Jun 28, 2009 | ION Audio iTTUSB Turntable

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Single sided sound from my RCA/Phono leads

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Nov 30, 2008 | Turntables

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I have only one side of the signal coming through from the deck

More than likely either your RCA cables need to be replaced, or the tonearm is damaged. Do you use Ortofon Concorde cartridges by any chance? If so, the tonearm could be faulty, or the connection from your cartridge to your tonearm might be loose. Just tighten the nut a little bit more.

If you use different cartridges, then the issue is probably your RCA cables and need to be replaced.

IN either case, professional assistance is highly recommended.

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Nov 23, 2008 | Technics SL-1210 Turntable

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Single sided sound from my RCA/Phono leads

If you are certain the new leads/RCA cables and the soldering work was done properly, and you've determined that the issue is from the turntable and not your mixer.

Then there are 2 other factors that could be causing this issue:

1) Bad Tonearm - look inside the tonearm, where the cartridge/headshell mounts. You'll see 4 prongs. Make sure those prongs are protruding and they all look even. They must also be a nice shiny brass color. If they are dull and/or black, try cleaning them out with an contact cleaner (CAIG Lab DE-OXIT works good) made for electronic components. If any of the prongs appear to be pressed in, try to see if you can get it to bounce back. Those prongs are spring loaded, and sometimes the springs get misaligned. Of course, they also tend to dislodge. If that's the case, then you will need to replace the tonearm altogether.

2) Faulty Cartridge / Headshell - Make sure your cartridge & headshell work properly. The easiest way to do this, is to swap your cartridge with a working one. If you have 2 turntables, just swap them out, and see if that changes anything.

I am going to say, it's more than likely a tonearm issue. There really isn't anything else, other than the Tonearm and RCA's which would cause sound issues. The Circuit board will not affect your sound, unless you burned it, or damaged it in some other fashion when replacing the RCA cables.

As for a Service Center in the UK, not sure of any, but you can contact Panasonic, which is the parent company of Technics - - go to the Support Section for a list of auth service centers in your area.


Nov 30, 2007 | Technics SL-1210 Turntable

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Sound cuts out on one side when playing record i have checked the rca connectors they seem to be fine

The issue will mostly likely be the tonearm, rca's and/or the rca leads.

Reverse the connections on the mixer to eliminate the input rca's on the mixer and isolate the channel at fault.

Reseat the headshell/cartridge assembly.

Replace the stylus.

If after these 3 steps, the issue persists, then it is actually is an internal issue, and the RCA's and/or tonearm may need to be replaced.

Check it..

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