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Technics Trouble... Please Help

The right channel from one of my technics 1210 keeps on cutting out.. I have to take out the Red Wire leading to my mixer, fiddle about with it then it comes back on.. Has anyone experienced this?

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You will have to replace the RCA cables on your turntable. You can try to do this yourself, however soldering experience is required. You can purchase the parts HERE - and install yourself, or try to find a reputable service center area to replace the cables.

A word of advice, try not to use the original RCA cables that are installed with the turntables, as they aren't of the greatest quality. Try and put a better brand, or use the MOGAMI cables, available HERE.

Have fun!


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If you actually proceed, i can give you a better step by step.

But this process requires

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