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Technic's 1210M5G problem with the pitch slowing

M5G pitch slowing down problem - i got a problem wid 1 of my decks,the dot on the platter seems to be slowing down ever so slightly every second or so , this happens at every dot on the pitch range but's more noticable when the dot is almost still,done a video on me phone - Click here to watch 'pitch-problem'   anyone know the problem ? thanks

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  • 5live Feb 25, 2008

    hmm link didnt work maybe 1 of these will - Click here to watch pitch-problem


  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    I have the same problem with my m5gs its the digital pitch that is the problem .Also i have noticed that the platter on the m5gs are alot more sensitive if you touch them to mix and alot less torque .the digital pitch has a slight delay when varying the pitch when mixing.I dont like that being so use to touching the platter to slow or speed up on the mk2s .On the m5gs you can only touch the pitch control which is very sensitive when mixing.If you have an old set of mk2s trying mixing a track together than try the same mix on your m5gs i bet you will notice that it is alot easyer hands down analog pitch is better than digital pitch.There is no solution to this



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Sounds like your pitch control is about to go bad. I would suggest replacing it. The part can be purchased HERE.


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1.switch off deck & unplug it.
2.take off slip matt & place fingers in the holes, then twist & pull until platter comes off.
3.undo the 4 or 5 screws which hold the plastic dust cover on. the top right of the board theirs two pots labelled "PITCH" & "BRAKE" mark them both with a marker pen before you adjust them.
5.turn the brake or pitch pot clockwise to tighten/speed up & anticlockwise to slacken/slow down.
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2 A power supply problem.
3 A faulty motor.

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Hey... my problem with the technics m5g is that the volume is higher on the left side and lower on the right side. can me anybody explain what´s the problem ist?

Most sound problems are caused by cartridges. However in some cases the deck is not to blame, but the amp it is connected to is. If you have another amp make certain the problem is with the deck, by trying it on that first. Remember that other devices can work fine on your amp, but the turntable might not. This is because your amp has another pre-amp just for turntables. It could be this pre-amp that is causing the problem!

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Sounds like it has a vibrato micro seiki dd 25

Hi, first thing you need to do is check your strobe lights , if you look near your power on/off you should notice a little guide with +6 0 -3.33 etc, set your pitch to 0 for instanceand watch the platter by the light on the on off switch, the big dots on the plater should stay stationary whilst the smaller dots above it and below it move around it, if the big dots don't stay still it may well be a problem with your pitch control,, these arent too hard to replace and arent that expensive
Is difficult for me to say without looking at them
But if it seems like your decks are holding pitch then it might be somthing more complicated and you might need to take it to your local technics repair centre, you can find this by typing in the name of your town / city and technics service/repair
Bare in mind that you can get a kind of warble when you leave the pitch fader really close to zero but not quite on zero and it wil flicker between 0 and +1
A useful resource is have done a few services myself of info off this site
last thing dont get ripped off by the service centre, i.e paying £300 to repair a technics probs aint worth it when you could buy a refurb one for less.
Good luck

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M5g does not keep speed

Your belt is probably worn and needs replacing. Lift felt on platter and and lift the platter section off the unit by putting your thumb and forefinger through the two large holes and pull upwards.There should not be any special routing for the belt and should go directly onto the spindle motor to your platter. Place the belt around the inside rim of the platter while it is still off the unit. Now replace the platter and move the platter around until you see the spindle motor through one of the holes. Use some tweezers to manouvre the belt onto the spindle motor. On some units you will have to lay the belt out inside the unit, replace the platter and manouvre the belt onto the platter. Hope this helps

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Sometimes it's down to the mains in the country you are in. Some decks change speed from 50HZ to 60HZ.

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try using m5g on another channel if that solves it its your mixer if it doesn t then its probably the cable frm your m5g

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Torque Problem

They actually need to be "broken in". The mk5 uses a different pitch board, allowing you to reverse, pitch up and down to 16, and lock and unlock the quartz. The mk5 is more precise, so its also more sensitive. Notice the notches on the turntable shaft behind the tonearm weight. The mk5  is just make to be finer calibrated.....your decks are fine, and more so probably your mk2s as well.

Oh and also, the infinite lubrication used on technics that was developed in the 70s is no match for the formula developed in the late 90s. Slick!!

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