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Technics 1210 MK2 - unstable/uneven speed problem

Technics 1210 MK2

I've bought this player second hand. Unfortunantly it doesn't always play straight. Sometimes the speed wobbles a bit, which is very annoying. The unstable speed can continue for half a record and then suddenly it runs correct again.

Anybody know what could be wrong? How to fix it?

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Since this is a direct-drive turntable, it isn't a slipping or stretched belt. You will need a technician with a couple pieces of equipment and some experience/training to find the source of the problem. I suspect the part(s) will be the minor cost of the repair.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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