Hi, i have a problem that is really bugging me, i have have had my 1210s for around 7 years now and never had a problem, i was on them the other day and they were fine, 2 days later and they dont power up at all, i turn the switch and nothing happens.
They were plugged into a 6 plug power surge adapter along with my mixer and amp, both the mixer and amp are fine, ive tried plugging them into various plug socketsin my house plus ive changed the fuses in the plugs and checked the onboard fuses on the power board under the platter and they look fine, ive also opened them up from the bottom and the switch mechanism on both look fine.
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Re: No power to my 1210 MK2s
Open the turntable. It sounds like the on/off switch is
bad. Remove the platter and screws with a phillips screw driver and
just make sure the connections are in place. make sure you disconnect
the power first.
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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
Problem is not the fuses, but the power supply / power transformer has
blown. This is why you should always wrap exposed wiring with
electrical tape or heatshrink tubing.
The power supply can be purchased HERE,
but this is not an easy replacement. And if you blew it by not properly
replacing the Pop-up light, than I DON'T suggest you try to replace the
power supply on your own either. You could really cause even more
damage, and possible harm to yourself and your property.
Well, if it's not your tonearm, then the issue is either your RCA cables (red/white), or your cartridge/stylus.
There is nothing else on this unit that would cause distortion in sound. Well, unless you have the unit sitting next to a very powerful electrical source. Try a different outlet as well, just to be on the safe side that it's not electrical interference.
They actually need to be "broken in". The mk5 uses a different pitch board, allowing you to reverse, pitch up and down to 16, and lock and unlock the quartz. The mk5 is more precise, so its also more sensitive. Notice the notches on the turntable shaft behind the tonearm weight. The mk5 is just make to be finer calibrated.....your decks are fine, and more so probably your mk2s as well.
Oh and also, the infinite lubrication used on technics that was developed in the 70s is no match for the formula developed in the late 90s. Slick!!