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I need my rca's changed cause of break in the wire. Can I do this myself or Do I need to have a repair shop do it? On my SL 1200 MK2

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Its a workshop job. takes about 45 mins to complete.

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You could try cutting off the cables leaving enough to strip them back a bit, buy some rca leads and using electrical screw connectors ( the type electricians use and also find inside light fittings to wire them to the mains) and connect it like that? failing that get it done at a hi fi repair shop? good luck

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Check out the following videos for self-repair assistance on these wonderful DJ turntables.

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Here's some information for you. Since your unit is a SL1210MK2, it may be harder to determine the age of the unit:

It is possible to tell the year (and the month) when the SL-1200 was manufactured from the serial number on the back or bottom of the turntable. SL-1200 serial numbers are in two different formats, depending on the date of manufacture. It isn't exactly possible to determine the decade in which the SL-1200 in question was manufactured, as the serial number contains only the last digit of the year. If the year digit is 8, the turntable may have been manufactured in 1978, 1988 or 1998. If the year digit is 0, the turntable may have been manufactured in 1980, 1990 or 2000. One rule of thumb is that old-format serial numbers belong to SL-1200s manufactured during the 1970s and 1980s, while new-format serial numbers belong to SL-1200s manufactured during the 1990s and beyond.
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