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  • tony3663 Apr 29, 2008

    It's may friends deck which I'm going to have a look at but the symptons were that the pitch control was fluctuating then the platter stopped rotating and now nothing..
    The deck must be roughly 16 years old...

    I don't have it with me but look to strip it down tonight to investigate..
    To me it sounds like the transformer? Is there a way to test this?

    Where do I start?


  • tony3663 Apr 30, 2008

    Thanks for that, I do actually have a copy at home..
    I look forward to the extra links.....

    I have yet to dismantel the deck yet but I get the feeling it's going to be the transformer..

    Thanks for your help..

  • tony3663 Apr 30, 2008

    Again cheers for the advice...


  • tony3663 May 01, 2008

    Fixed it..
    realised when I went to remove the platter that the spindle was seized (lack of of and years old club abuse)... So I stripped it down, cleaned it, lubed it and all works well..

    Gave it the clean of it's life with a toothbrush in all the nooks and crannies and now looks like new...
    Just got to re-solder one of the RCA plugs as thats a bit dodgy but then it's back to another 15 years of

    Thanks for your input, it's been a great help...

    Conlclusion: Make sure you keep the spindle lubricated people!!!!



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Hey tony

What is the problem. no power at all, or just not spinning?


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    Graeme Ross Apr 30, 2008

    hey tony, first up, here is a link to the service manual. I have some more links at home, i will post them to you later today.


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    Graeme Ross Apr 30, 2008

    A good site about the SL1200 and how to do a setup.

    AND because this beast was well engineered in the days of full documentation, there is a decent looking diagnosis chart in the manual, I would start from there to work out what has gone wrong with the deck. Good luck, hit me back if you have any troubles with it.




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