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The platers arn't hard and heavy any more

Hi,i bought a pair of turntables sl-1210mk2 of ebay but the problem is when the platters are spining they dont't feel heavy and hard as a normal technics turntable would.

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Have you tried swapping out the platters? Sometimes this will fix the problem. Also, although VERY RARE, make sure you were sold the right platters with your turntables. I doubt they found a pair of copy cat platters, but ya never know!

You can remove them by just lifting them up and off. There is a magnet that holds them down, so if you encounter resistance, just tap the center shaft with a wood block, mallet, or similar. Don't hit it too hard, you just want to disrupt the magnetic force, and/or loosen the platter from the shaft (which sometimes gets stuck).

Other than that, I've never heard of this type of issue, and I repair these things for a living.

Good luck!

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Posted on May 13, 2008

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