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How do i change the speed of technics 1210 mk2 back to the original speed?

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  • Garth Urie
    Garth Urie May 11, 2010

    Hi, please clarify, has the circuit been modified to change speed. You should able to set it to normal with the fader???

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If you take off the platter, then undo the plastic board covering and protecting the circuit board...then once you have access to the circuit board...there should be a little blue knob, usually located top right...its basically a matter of turning it untill you are happy with it, unless you have a little mark on the blue knob and the circuit board...if you or someone has done that, then that will be the master setting, of +8/-8 pitch

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