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Technics 1210 mk2 problem with pitch and lights

My technics 1210 mk2 turntables pop up light is constantly on even when down,the on/off red light and the pop up light both seem to flicker slightly when i push the start/stop button and also when i move the pitch kind of like its draining the power from it...there is also unstability with the pitch as it really speeds the deck up at certain points

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  • papaquest Dec 03, 2007

    i bought it second hand and was told there was a problem with the deck.....at first i thought it maybe a pitch control problem....i have already checked the voltage switch and it is set to the correct position..im and now wondering if it is a power transistor problem any thoughts on that???

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    or is it another problem

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    please help.

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Check that your voltage settings are set correctly. This is located underneath your turntable platter. If you remove the slipmat, you will see 2 holes on the metal platter. Rotate the platter till you see the voltage switch, located @ the 9'o'clock position. Make sure it's set to your correct settings (N.America = 115V / Euro = 220V). If not, you will need a flat head screw driver to switch it. Before you switch it, make sure your unit is off and unplugged. After you swich it, it should be ok.

If your still having issues with the speed and the pop-up light, then there is something seriously wrong, and will need to be checked by a technician. Sometimes a resistor or IC will go bad, causing the speed issue, but for the pop-up light - that's usually faulty wiring generally caused by an incorrect replacement.

Did you buy this new or used? Have you had this serviced recently?

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Posted on Dec 01, 2007

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