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Hi. The audio lead on one of my decks does not work and I believ it is due to the lead. I have bought another one to replace but I cannopt find any info online how to do it so I am unsure if I should attempt to do this myself. Can you advise of any manuals to help or recommend somewhere in the uk (midlands) where I can take it to be fitted. Kind Regards

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Here is a LINK to a DIY repair on replacing the RCA leads on a 1200. There is soldering involved, so if you don't have the skills, find someone who does. Otherwise, you'll burn the PC board, and this board is no longer available. We've actually had to source our own replacement board, because of the amount of people burning their boards, and requesting new ones! They are HERE, in the event you need one (hopefully you wont).

Good luck, and BE CAREFUL!

Here are some disassembly instructions for you.

- DAVIS
DJ Pro Audio
www.1200s.com


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