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I have a technics 1200 mk2 turntable. It turns on properly, and appears to work, but when I place the needle on the record, I get nothing through the speakers. I don't know if the connection is being made where the cartridge/head shell plugs into the tone arm. It appears the RCA cables were changed before I bought it. I can't SEE anything that would lead me to say what the potential issue is. I know nothing of the technical aspects of the turtable, so I am at a loss...

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Turntable signal problems are difficult to locate because of the extremely low signal levels. Are you sure that you have the output of the turntable connected to a Phono input? If connected to a standard AUX or Tape input, you won't hear anything. Check for signal by turning on the unit and touching lightly the needle. You should hear a scratching sound. If not, start with a new needle.

Keep us posted.
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