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Technics 1200 MK2 displaying irregular speed to include dragging and slowing

Where can I send my technic 1200 MK2 turntable for repair.  The turntable speed is irregular. It spins good for a while and drags for a few seconds then does well again.


5-6 years ago I got the dust blown out of it but that didn't seem to fix the problem.


Please notify me of some good repair shops in New England: NY, CT, MA.


Or let me know if I can fix it myself.





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Bit late but tried oiling the spindle shaft with light machine oil?

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Re: Technics 1200 MK2 displaying irregular speed to...

It sounds like the pitch slider needs to be replaced...

Mikey's Hook-up
88-90 North 6th
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Cover insured UPS charges both ways and you will get sorted.

Posted on Oct 28, 2007

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