Question about Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable

1 Answer

Power switch woes

The power switch on my turntable is broken..the black part ontop that rotates has come off and the record player will not turn on.  I am not sure if a piece is missing (it appears that way)...or if it can be fixed.  any suggestions?

Posted by on

  • vroe Feb 26, 2008

    this worked!  thank you for your help

  • winbert May 30, 2008

    I have a quite same problem. The black knob just separated from the table. And when I took the black knob, it doesnt have any foot that can be tighten to the table (see picture below)





    .


    While the table where the black know was used to be, also does not have any buttom to switch on/off (see picture below). So, how can I put the balck knobback to the table. Secondly, how the system can on/off the table if I don't see any button inside it. Can someone explain this to me.






    Any helps is appreciated,



    winbert (you can also email me at winbert @ hotmail.com)

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Take out all the screws and open up the case.. you should see the post by the switch.. its slid down into the player. carefully push the post back up (not bending anything), dab some glue on the tip and place the knob back on.

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Sears model 400.91741 turntable doesn't turn under power. It will rotate when i turn it by hand and the unit is getting power. To start spinning, the instructions say to move the needle arm to the right...


Turntables usually are spun by a 'rubber band' type of arrangement. Look under the platter for a broken belt that would attach to a drive motor and then around the platter. I would contact the manufacturer for the correct belt. You know records are making a huge comeback.

Jan 18, 2015 | Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Electro Brand model number 9801: I played one record, now when I tried to play another the turntable will not rotate. Could the motor have burned out that easily?


Listen carefully with your ear to the turntable when you move the tone arm towards the record. If you can hear the motor running and the turntable is still stationary then the drive belt from motor to turntable has probably fallen off of broken. Lift the turntable, there's normally a metal clip holding the turntable in place, and locate the drive belt.

Jan 19, 2014 | Teac GF-350 CD Shelf System

1 Answer

Shaky sounding records


Some things to check:-
Is anything preventing the turntable from rotating smoothly, this would cause a judder.
Perhaps the records are sliding on the turntable, a rubber mat will cure this.
Ensure the record player is on a level surface.

Dec 27, 2013 | Crosley Cr704 Turntable Am/fm Radio Record...

1 Answer

I have a Crosley CR248 cd record player/recorder stopped working


If nothing lights up and the whole unit is dead, you may have a blown fuse, a bad power supply, or an electrical outlet that is not giving you power. (Don't laugh, it has happened to all of us... the "broken" thing wasn't plugged in or the outlet it was plugged into was off for some reason). Anyway, if the thing lights up and everything else in the system works except the turntable going 'round, perhaps there is a slipped or broken belt. Most late-model Crosley turntables have been belt drive, so the first thing to look at if everything else works is to press the buttons to start the record playing and then turn the record gently around with your finger on the label, making the whole platter turn clockwise when looking down at the record. Mechanically, the tonearm should cue up and pivot in to the record and it should gently drop onto the record. If you cue the tonearm up and move it in to the end of the last song on the LP and let it back down and turn the record again, it should follow the record's grooves into the center of the record and then lift and "park" the tonearm after everything is done. During the time the needle is on the record and you are turning the record, you should hear the record playing (it will sound bad, because you won't be turning at the right speed!), but that should indicate that the turntable is working mechanically and electrically.
If everything works like I mentioned except the record player won't make the record turn, the next step is to see why it isn't turning. you'll need to lift the plastic platter off the turntable. Most of these have a snap ring (usually a simple spring wire ring that doesn't go all the way around the center spindle. It may have an E-ring instead. Use a small screwdriver to pop this off and be sure to catch it, it might try to pop off the turntable and fly across the room! Lift the platter and you'll probably find a broken belt underneath. You'll have to replace that to make the records spin again. The hardest part is to locate a replacement belt! If nobody near you stocks belts (lol) then online outfits like LPGear.com can be a source. After you replace the belt and put the platter back on the player, remember to replace the snap ring. You might want to lubricate the platter's bearing with an appropriate lubricant, but that is your call as to whether that will be necessary. This is likely a styrene or simple thermoplastic plastic bearing, so be real careful what you use for a lubricant! if you're not sure, don't use anything! Like I said, it's not a difficult repair, it's just hard to find the part these days! Good Luck!

Jul 24, 2010 | Crosley CR248 Turntable

2 Answers

Turntable will not rotate when in "Phono" mode


I recently was given my Father's CR78CD and, assuming your unit is in working order, you turn on the turntable motor by lifting the tonearm off the post and moving it away from the turntable about one and a half to two inches. You should hear a soft click as the switch for the motor activates.

Jun 20, 2010 | Crosley CR78CD-P CD Shelf System

1 Answer

JVC - problem. The turntable does not move,


Most modern day turntables are semi-automatic. You move the tonearm from the rest post
over to the record and the platter will start turning. There is a small microswitch inside
either below the arm base or near. There should be a flat bar connected to the base of the arm
and this will actuate the microswitch. The switch is wired in series to the rotation motor.

Solution: 1. Obviously verify the belt is on. Take off the rubber mat and rotate the platter.
The rotation motor is on the left and it has a small brass spindle. The belt should
be visable through the holes in the platter. If not pull the platter gently up, there will
be some resistance. The belt wraps around a smaller inner ring on the underside
of the platter and the rotation motor spindle. If it is degraded it will be stuck to the
platter or fall apart. Generally there 3 common sizes. ( 21.4 / 23.6 / 25 inch) they
readily available on E-Bay, search term "turntable belt".
2. Obviously check power.
3. Check the microswitch, it should "click", verify with ohm meter.
4. Some turntables have a "cut" or stop function. The arm must return first to rest before
starting again, again the microswitch is the trigger.

Apr 07, 2009 | JVC AL A158BK Turntable

3 Answers

Turntable does not rotate when switched 'on'.


Throw it from a second story window then smash it with a sledgehammer. That's what I plan to do with mine.

Feb 08, 2009 | RCA ION-ITTUSB05 Turntable

1 Answer

Turntable does not rotate when switched 'on'.


K, I'm not familiar with that particular stereo unit but there were a lot of stereos from years gone past that used a turntable made by BSR. When you activate the switch to start the turntable listen closely to the record platter for a hum or possibly the sound of a motor turning (they're quite quiet). Is the switch lever you pull rectangular made of black plastic, you pull it towards you one click to start the record and pull it one step further (spring loaded) to make the tone arm lift from the record automatically? Just want to make sure I'm talking about the right turntable before we continue.


Oct 10, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

2 Answers

Technics 1200


there is a post that goes into the black knob.. that post has slipped down into the table. you need to open up the table by taking out all the screws and taking off the feet (there are a few more screws under the feet too), locate the post and push it back up through the hole... be careful not to bend anything by the switch.

dab a bit of glue on the post and place the knob back on. Done!

Feb 22, 2008 | Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable

Not finding what you are looking for?
Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable Logo

Related Topics:

177 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Technics Audio Players & Recorders Experts

 Grubhead
Grubhead

Level 3 Expert

4946 Answers

T-Comtech Repairs
T-Comtech Repairs

Level 2 Expert

417 Answers

Electro Med Services...
Electro Med Services...

Level 3 Expert

6694 Answers

Are you a Technics Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...