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1210 mk 2 pitch

Hi  my 1210 mk2 keeps speeding up and down after about 15 mins ....is it the pitch that needs changing or the drive...can i do it myself???

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  • DEVASTATE Jun 10, 2008

    mine arent second hand ...but i will get them done proffesionally.


  • crackman Jun 15, 2008

    where can i get my technics turntable fixed, the tempo speeds up then down it wont stay the same



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Doubt it, ive heard of this problem before, usually people buying them second hand and the answer has always been get them repaired professionally, i dont know the reason for them doing it sorry.

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I have two 1210s, a mk 2 and a mk 5. When I let go of a record on my mk 2 it seems to take longer to catch speed compared to my mk 5, and feels 'slack'. Any ideas what this is?


Being the older model, the chances are that the drive belt on the Mk2 turntable has got worn and shiny with use. It may also have stretched a bit. If you are using the tables for 'scratching', the fact that you are holding onto the turntable when the motor is running is placing a strain on the belt that it is not really designed for. I would recommend changing the belt - you can easily find spare belts for sale on the internet

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How do i change the speed of technics 1210 mk2 back to the original speed?


if you take off the platter, then undo the plastic board covering and protecting the circuit board...then once you have access to the circuit board...there should be a little blue knob, usually located top right...its basically a matter of turning it untill you are happy with it, unless you have a little mark on the blue knob and the circuit board...if you or someone has done that, then that will be the master setting, of +8/-8 pitch

Jul 21, 2009 | Technics SL-1210 Turntable

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1210 mk2 speeds up on its own


hi ,,,the pitch control is good dont chance it ..you have a problem on the main board ...of your turntable...check the cold solder of your main board of your deck....maybe some of them are loose that why you got a wiggle platter.. u...then fidbk me wat happend? u

Jun 18, 2009 | Technics SL-1210 Turntable

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Help for technics 1200 MK2 and 1210 Speed is too fast


On the 1200MK2 the pitch control slider is for just that purpose. Disregard the 0 setting and use the illuminated strobe marks on the platter to adjust to nominal speed. When they appear to be motionless you are there. The control on the 1210 may be a knob but the same principles apply.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technics_SL-1200

Apr 04, 2009 | Technics SL-1210 Turntable

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Turntables lags on pick up


I have the same exact problem with one of my 1210 MK2 turntables. It seems like the motor is too slow now. When I hit the start button or release the record, it takes much longer to speed up to the normal speed than my other same exact turntable. I don't think it has anything to do with the pitch slider. Please let me know if you find out what the problem is thanks!

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PITCH CONTROL PROBLEM


The reset button disables your pitch control and allows the turntable to rotate at TRUE "0" (zero). FYI, these turntables were NOT made for DJing. They were made for radio, studio, and high end home use. They became DJ turntables, because they were perfectly built for the trade. So, the pitch reset button is more of a function best suited for radio stations or a producer who needs to record or play at a true zero speed.

Now, on to your question...

More than likely you just have to calibrate your pitch control. There are various videos on YouTube on how to do this properly. Just do a search CALIBRATING 1200s or similar. FYI, all the Technics SL1200/1210 MK series are the same inside. MK2, MK3, MK5 - so don't worry if you only find videos on calibrating MK2's or MK5s - works the same on all the models.

Good luck!

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1210 mk 2 strangeness


Check that your voltage settings are set correctly. This is located underneath your turntable platter. If you remove the slipmat, you will see 2 holes on the metal platter. Rotate the platter till you see the voltage switch, located @ the 9'o'clock position. Make sure it's set to your correct settings (N.America = 115V / Euro = 220V). If not, you will need a flat head screw driver to switch it. Before you switch it, make sure your unit is off and unplugged. After you swich it, it should be ok.

If your still having issues with the speed and the pop-up light, then there is something seriously wrong, and will need to be checked by a technician. Sometimes a resistor or IC will go bad, causing the speed issue, but for the pop-up light - that's usually faulty wiring generally caused by an incorrect replacement.

Did you buy this new or used? Have you had this serviced recently?

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Dec 01, 2007 | Technics SL-1210 Turntable

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Technics 1210 mk2 problem with pitch and lights


Check that your voltage settings are set correctly. This is located underneath your turntable platter. If you remove the slipmat, you will see 2 holes on the metal platter. Rotate the platter till you see the voltage switch, located @ the 9'o'clock position. Make sure it's set to your correct settings (N.America = 115V / Euro = 220V). If not, you will need a flat head screw driver to switch it. Before you switch it, make sure your unit is off and unplugged. After you swich it, it should be ok.

If your still having issues with the speed and the pop-up light, then there is something seriously wrong, and will need to be checked by a technician. Sometimes a resistor or IC will go bad, causing the speed issue, but for the pop-up light - that's usually faulty wiring generally caused by an incorrect replacement.

Did you buy this new or used? Have you had this serviced recently?

- TWEAK AV LAB
The ORIGINAL TURNTABLE Technicians

Nov 30, 2007 | Technics SL-1210 Turntable

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