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I took my TECHNICS SL-1200MK2 apart to replace the tone arm and the wires. Now I am having a problem reassembling it.

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  • shwell Jul 02, 2008

    I did it from the bottom. In all honesty, I have a decent handle on the reassembly, but there are a few little bits that have me confused on where they should be placed. Thank you fro the break down. It should prove to be very helpful.


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Oh boy. This is always interesting. Here is a part schematic which will help you in figuring out how to put this back together:

However, there's a little more to it than just putting it back together. YOu have to make sure the wires are routed correctly.

How did you disassemble it? Did you just remove the screws from the top (incorrect), and go that route, or did you go from the bottom of the unit (the correct way)?

Feel free to give us a call here, and our techs can walk you through this:

1.866.668.1596 ext 1

- Davis.

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

    TERMiNAL OPTiC Jul 02, 2008

    The main thing you have to be careful with is the routing of the tonearm wires. If not routed properly, they can be severed in the re-assembly. It has to go through the smaller of the holes on the cabinet where the tonearm mounts, and then routed through the white plastic piece right through the middle hole.

    Good luck!


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