20 Most Recent Technics SL-1200MK5 Turntable Questions & Answers


Just wondering how close your speakers are to your tables.Could be the tables pick up the low from the speakers.

Technics... | Answered on Nov 26, 2014


then probably your on/off switch has died and these are easy to get and easy to remove, but then your platter can't walk good neither and does your on/off switch feels the same then before? The other possibility is the piece off plastic which pushes to what you called clicker can also be broken or worn. Both are real easy to replace and costs nothing so iwould order them and replace them both and a how to you can see on your manual, but on youtube you can find enough, it's an 5 minute job. Opening the unit costs most time, but they are that inexpensive, that replacing both at ones is the best solution and order the bearing with it, Two dollars orso. But first watch two video's, then you see how easy it it is.

greetings richard

Technics... | Answered on Sep 29, 2014


May i ask which lights you mean, also the pitch? And does after that everything works fine?... then i don't see a problem to be honest. But i'll check my mk5(refurbished really everything only i'm busy with the tone arm wire rewiring, so i can't move it.But now is the time to replace your capacitors for better then standard ones, if you see how old they are and replacing the potentiometres and main wires etc. almost 15 years old. The so calles refurbushing by the often one person stores is a waste of monet, just do it yourself.
Greetings richard and i'll come back on the subject, when the table is ready.

Technics... | Answered on Sep 29, 2014


In a normal world it will cost you your powersupply , or do younwant a 110v unit use in an earopean unit. Buy a connector which turns the 220v into 110 v and real good once aint cheap , but you need a good one, since the psu in the technics are weak

Technics... | Answered on Sep 21, 2014


Is the power plug actually plugged into the wall?

Technics... | Answered on Mar 15, 2014


Any of the Servisol products are suitable. They have lots of specialist products for tackling this kind of problem. You can get them from places such as Maplin (UK) or Radio Shack (USA). Also on-line at Amazon and E-Bay - just search for Servisol.

Technics... | Answered on Jan 03, 2014


It could be many different issues. Make sure you put then in correctly, as there is only one correct way. There is an Anode and a Cathode. Could be no voltage to them, or dozens of other issues. For more information, or should you have any further questions, please visit my website at audioservicecinic.com. You may contact me through the website. Thank you.

Technics... | Answered on Dec 17, 2013


The fuses for this model are located underneath the turntable platter. You can replace this yourself, however, please be sure to disconnect the unit from it's power source before proceeding. You will have to remove the metal turntable platter, exposing a black protective cover. Remove the cover, and you'll see the main PC Board. There are 2 fuses on the lower left side. Pull the fuses and take them to your local electronics store, or order online @ www.1200s.com. IF your unit does NOT have any fuses, then your transformer is damaged, and will need to be replaced by a qualified technician. Also, the fuses are only meant to circumvent small changes in electrical current. Many times, these voltage surges, will fry the fuses and the transformer. So if after you replace the fuses, it still doesn't power up, you will need to also have the transformer replaced. Good Luck!

Technics... | Answered on Jan 04, 2013


I've used an 'RF isolator' or 'ground loop isolator' to remove hiss
Its essentially a $20 1:1 transformer (ie no transforming) with RCA ins and outs.
I got mine from Radio Shack (now called the source i guess).

Takes out all kinds of hums and hisses.

I hope that helps.

Technics... | Answered on Mar 13, 2011


Check all cables. They do accumulate dirt/resistance after time. Try spinning RCA connector (round connectors) at receiver/amp. Also check all wiring that leads to speaker that is not working. Does it work on other inputs? Radio, CD etc... if not check that balance hasn't been bumped or adjusted (I know... but I have to ask)

Technics... | Answered on Mar 01, 2011


You can get a new pitch control here :-
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/methleykev

Technics... | Answered on Jul 19, 2010


It could be either or none of them! It could be the fuse, but if there's any power present you could eliminate power switch, fuse, transformer or power supply. If no indication all of them are suspects.


More than likely the RCA cables need to be replaced. Torque, Serato, and all digital dj programs require a clear signal path coming from the source (turntable, cdj, etc). If it does not have a clear signal, or 1 side is louder than the other, it will not work.

You have to remember, these are analog turntables connecting to a digital system. The signal quality is different, and your RCA cables have to be prestine.

The following cables work very well for this type of configuration:

MOGAMI RCA CABLES

- OPTiC
The ORIGINAL 1200 TECHNICIAN.

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Technics... | Answered on Jul 14, 2010


The anti skate spring is not part of the arm assy but can be obtained separatly.
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Technics... | Answered on Jul 05, 2010


To change it from the 110 to 220 the switch is under the turntable platter. Put your fingers in the 2 holes under the slip matts and pull up evenly. It may be a little hard but it will come off. As for the fuse...its inside the deck. Unscrew the feet and all the screws. the black rubber part will come off. Good luck!

Technics... | Answered on Apr 28, 2010


Power supply or the dial switch.

Technics... | Answered on Apr 28, 2010


i got my turntables repaired by these guys www.technmics1210repair.co.uk
i did they made my setup work like new so im going to spread the word.
give them a shot

Technics... | Answered on Apr 18, 2010


sound like the pitch has been tampered with.
Right you felling confer dent if so get your self a Philips screwdriver switch the deck off & unplug it under the slip mat there are two big holes put your fingers in them then twist & pull the platter off its always a mission because of the magnetic brakes.
when you've got it off undo the 5 screws that hold the plastic cover on, then you'll see a circuit board on the top right hand side which has 2 pot one named BRAKE the other PITCH adjust the PITCH anticlockwise until it's slot is pointing up straight put it all back together but dont put the screws back in just yet.
test it first if it's still not right repeat this proses untill you nail it.
GOOD LUCK if you get stuk e-mail me [email protected]

Technics... | Answered on Sep 08, 2009


hi, they are the same function ..u

Technics... | Answered on Aug 28, 2009

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