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I am selling my SL1210 Mk2's and i turned them on this morning to check them and all was fine. A guy came round to look at them this afternoon and i went to turn them on and there was nothing!! I checked the fuses in the plugs but they were both fine and its not the plug socket as the mixer was powered off the same socket and it was fine. Any ideas?

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Have you tried connecting them to a different outlet? If they still don't work, then you fried your power transformer, and will need to get it replaced.

Unfortunately, the fuses don't provide much protection to the power transformer, as the line for these fuses are installed AFTER the transformer, and meant to protect the main Circuit Board only.

You can purchase the power transformer HERE. But I would not recommend self repair. Maybe you can include them in the purchase price, or knock off that amount from the purchase price.

You probably had a slight power surge, and didn't notice it. A common issue, unfortunately.


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