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1210 mk2 only playing through left speaker checked everything and needs new rca phono lead how easy is it to change thanks

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Re: 1210 mk2 only playing through left speaker checked...

If you have done some soldiering and have a steady hand, it's not difficult. If you are not sure, you could destroy that little circuit board that the lead runs to, and technics had discontinued production of that part. I'd say get it done by a pro with experience.

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Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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