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Power failure The power has gone in one of my decks dont know how this happened,its not the plug as i have changed and tested? I havent opened it up yet as im worried of what damage i might cause,any suggestions

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First check to see if your turntable has fuses installed on the main PC board, which is located underneath the turntable platter. They should be easily visible once you remove the black protective cover underneath your turntable platter. Check them out first to see if they are blown, if so, replace with equal rating fuses. If you don't see any fuses, or the fuses look fine, then your power transformer has gone out - this is the grey metal box looking thing next to your PC board. This would need to be replaced. Parts for this model can be purchased HERE - just pick your turntable, and that's it!

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Posted on Mar 01, 2008

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When i turn one of my decks on it trips the electric out. ive tried changing fuse in the plug but same thing happens


Something inside your deck is faulty and drawing excessive current. It could be either the transformer or anything to do with the power supply or the motor.

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ION turntable volume is low when plugged into a receiver.


Either the cartridge has failed, or an internal amp in the record deck has, or despite what you say the receiver has. I will clarify this for you. Magnetic cartridges need a pre-amp before it gets amplified by the pre-amp and power amp of your reciever. If that pre-amp fails you will still hear the low sound from the deck, but all others cd/tape would be normal as they don't go into the deck pre-amp.
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maybe the power source that goes into the deck itself has dissconected, but it is strange that niether would work...so im guessing the decks are fine...it might be your extension cable...or u have had a power surge, if that has happened...then you need to seek profesinal help...and unfortunally, your decks may have died. But check your plugs/extension cables...etc....it should be a basic problem, and easily fixable

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Deck fades out when i bring the second deck in (records I mean)


are you running phono pre amps ? are you running pre amps to each deck or one for both decks , if you are running pre amps maybe the power supply is not sufficient to run two decks anymore [ possibly damaged ] but it sounds like a power delivery failure to me . hope this helps

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A friend stupidly plugged his deck into a 120 volt power supply


More than likely the power supply / power transformer has blown. Although these units have fuses, they will not protect from such a power surge.

Have you lost power, or is the platter rotating abnormally? If there is no power, it's the power supply that needs to be replaced. If it's acting funning, then some components on the main drive PCB are damaged. In either case, professional help is highly recommended.

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Channels


Could be one of 3 issues:

1) Tonearm
2) RCA Cables
3) Cartridge/Styli

I generally tell people to try different cartridges first. If that doesn't work, then you know it's either your tonearm or your RCA cables. 80% of the time, it's the RCA cables. It's very hard to determine which one it is at this point without opening her up and putting on some new RCA cables to test. If it works, then your good. If not, then you know it's your tonearm, and will need to be replaced.

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Feb 13, 2008 | Technics SL-1210 Turntable

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No power


With a voltage meter, open the table back up to where the fuse is under the on off switch. With the table plugged check the voltage meter check the incoming ac prongs for 20V. Also, the 1210 has a voltage switch under the platter to the left
 a little hole for which a flat head screwdriver is needed to switch the voltage. If you live in the UK or outside od the USA it should be on 220V, IF YOU LIVE IN THE USA, IT SHOULD BE ON 110V. If your electricity is 110/120 and its on 220, the transformer is most likely fried. If your electricity is 220V and its set to 110V , then its not getting enough current. Its possible the transformer could have gone bad, with no smell of burn or sign of damage. Also, check board with all the capacitors on it around the motor, check fopr any leakage...


If service Technics for 15 years and sometimes i'll se voltage issues I've never seen before.....

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Hi Darren,

Out of curiosity, how did you find out it was this part at fault?

My deck has just had the same thing happen to it :(. Unfortunately turntables are not popular in Cyprus, so it looks like I have to diy it.

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