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No Power to turntable

I am getting no power at all to one of my technics turntables. It is a SL1210mk2. I have tried changing the fuse in the plug but still nothing happens when I turn it on. Is there a simple solution?

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A totally dead SL1200 / 1210 is usually just down to a blown fuse on the power input circuit board which is under the platter and the sub platter cover.
It is marked "F1" and is a timelag / 250mA / 20mm type.

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

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Why not try replacing the whole power chord with new one instead of just changing the fuse ( but you will have to splice the two wire lines at the end of your turntable console if not to resolder it, and be sure to properly mask it with an electrical tape to avoid electrical hazard/shock to anyone... ;-)

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