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1210 mk2 speeds up on its own

One of my decks every now an then seems to just speed up a little bit without me goin anywhere near it! its like when u speed a tune up a bit by hand to get it in time with the other tune but it does it on its own which when tryin to mix makes it impossible!! can anyone help? do i need to take it somewhere and get them to put a new pitch control unit in? Its a technics sl1210 mk2 which is about 2 years old.

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  • j_bro386 Jul 09, 2009

    hi djsherwin im not sure what u mean or how u check that? could u give me more info please, cheers

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Hiya, try cleaning the belts etc first, even better just place new ones if readily available. Get some switch cleaner and clean out the pitch control faders with switch cleaner.

I doubt there is a problem with circuits as it would not be so intermediate. Try that, if fails then will have to look for someone

Hope that helps

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Hi ,,,the pitch control is good dont chance it ..you have a problem on the main board ...of your turntable...check the cold solder of your main board of your deck....maybe some of them are loose that why you got a wiggle platter.. u...then fidbk me wat happend? u

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  • djsherwin_29 Jul 12, 2009

    hi there before  you replace your pitch make it sure 1st check the transistor..inside the deck..main board of your MK ..try to find the Q2 and Q3 transistor its near around the moor...then fidbk me what happen..tnx


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