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Platter stops when back scratching

I have 4 of the Dz1200 and one of the units seems to need an adjustment it will run at constant adjust pitch with no problem but when hoholding slip mat the platter begins to slow down and stop.  My other 3 units do not have that issue . can this be manualy adjusted. and if so how , if not where can I send for servicing?


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Re: platter stops when back scratching

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Re: platter stops when back scratching

I had same problem, just took mine back and exchanged for new one. however i'm having a similar problem again. i tried polish to make it more slippy, and tried cleaning under grey platter, but now i've made it worse, and i get a clicking sound when my cd's are playing. any technics dealer should be able to get it serviced for you.

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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