20 Most Recent Technics SL-1210 Turntable Questions & Answers

First has anybody tried to repair it before you got it Gerry? I ask this because someone could have fitted the wrong type motor!
If nobody has done anything to it, I would take a look at that servo control board. Is there any IC's on it, if there is look at them with suspicion.

Technics SL-1210... | Answered on Dec 29, 2018

Enter your make an model into Google search. I have seen a PDF of it you can download. HOWEVER I can NOT say if it is genuine or contains malware. You must download at your own risk.

Technics SL-1210... | Answered on Nov 09, 2015

It seems that is bad grounding of the gear, check i everything is conected to ground. I can also be the quality of the cable, Bad cables can produce a lot of noise, try using other cables.

Technics SL-1210... | Answered on May 09, 2015

Make sure there is nothing on the magnet part of the platter. Also, sometimes, the screws that hold down the plastic protective cover underneath the platter might not be seated all the way. Lastly, look at the bottom of the magnet, and make sure that it is in tact, and nothing is bent, broken, or cracked.

Other than that, try switching out the platters from your other turntable, and see if the problem persists. You need to rule out what it is not, before you can proceed with finding out what is the problem. So if the noise moves to the other turntable, you know the issue is with the platter. If the noise remains on the same turntable, then you can rule out the platter being the culprit, and can isolate the issue to the turntable. I've never heard of this, and I've fixed well over 3000 Technics 1200MK2/MK3/MK5 turntables in the past 10 years. I am also considered THE 1200s MASTER. So, I am not sure what could be causing this noise, other than some foreign matter. If your in the NY metro area, bring it on by, and I'll take a look at it, or give us a call, and I'll try and refer someone locally for you:


- J

Technics SL-1210... | Answered on Apr 06, 2015

this was happening last mine with mine aswell i just replaced a fuse then it started to work??
One fuse had colouring on it which i did not know what it meant sop i didnt touch that.
So have you changed both?

Technics SL-1210... | Answered on Jan 03, 2015

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

Technics SL-1210... | Answered on Jan 01, 2015

You can indeed parallel it between start/stop button, or buy the unit for 50 euro :) or just read this page http://siber-sonic.com/broadcast/SL1200logic.html , but yesterday i say the kit in an technics webstore and i wondered... why should i put that on a turntable, until i just read about broadcasters:)

Technics SL-1210... | Answered on Dec 11, 2014

The turntable output cables go into the input of the magnetic cartridge preamp. The output ones go into an a tape in or aux on the Onkyo. I'm assuming that it doesn't have a input that says deck on it. Apart from getting some good quality interconnects between the devices it's a very simple thing to do.

Technics SL-1210... | Answered on Nov 27, 2014

you turtable will need a pre amp especially if you have a magnetic pickup cartridge

Technics SL-1210... | Answered on Nov 27, 2014

Howdy Ivy:

An Adobe PDF format service manual for the Technics SL-23 turntable can be downloaded from


for about $16.

Good luck!
Paul H.

Technics SL-1210... | Answered on Nov 26, 2014

well" for a start, they need to go into a phono socket, this amplifies them.
i take it you bought 2 decks with the intentions of mixing, so you gonna need a mixer.
1.decks into phono channels 1&2
2. black GROUND wires, go to GND screw on back of mixer
3. RCA master / booth Outputs on mixer to AUX / LINE-IN on amp.(not phono)

Technics SL-1210... | Answered on Nov 26, 2014

The most common cause is dirt on the lens of the player. This can be cleaned off in a verity of ways.

Technics SL-1210... | Answered on Oct 18, 2014

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