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Dodgy platter one of my my sl-1200 platters must be loose or something, perhaps even somthing to do with the magnetics? dont know... at the slightest touch the platter becomes offset and shudders causing the styli to drag across the hole track ;.(

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  • exise Apr 01, 2008

    i have narrowed it down too movment in the pin in the centre of the platter... is it possable for this to be tightened somhow?

  • exise Apr 30, 2008

    cool! thanks for that mate :)

    big ems

  • exise Apr 30, 2008

    i dont suppose you would know the cheapest and easiest way to have parts sent to NZ or the best place to order from?

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Problem is with the center shaft/spindle. Part can be replace, but not tightened. This happens over time. You can purchase the PART HERE.


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    The link I provided ships worldwide, and if you add something to your shopping cart, and click the VIEW cart link, it will display exact shipping prices and options to your area:

    http://1200s.com/Store/p100154/Shaft_Ass...


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