20 Most Recent Technics SL-1200 Turntable Questions & Answers

There is a capacator in you pre amplifier who is not working properly , replace this and it will work again. they use most this type 100uF/35V

Technics SL-1200... • Answered on Dec 19, 2017

Could be a couple of things. Could be the alignment, weighting, tracking or all of those causing this. It could be the gain structure on your mixer is not set and is too high. Maybe that the output of the cartridge is to high for standard mm inputs

Technics SL-1200... • Answered on Nov 26, 2014

almost often a wrong set table/arm weight and a dirty needle. . i gues the last. Cleanen record

Technics SL-1200... • Answered on Nov 26, 2014

50hz hum. Turn off most of your home equipment , turn only your table on, if it still hums it\'s your transformer and that\'s too bad for your wallet. And you also don\'t have those led lights which is a fashion statement at the moment on your table, they are not quite good for causing distortion. And in your home are saving-lights. especially with dimmers and lcd plasma tv\'s a major cause of distortion. But a steady , low freq hum is your transformer and i have a stethoscope, not for that purpose:). Then you don\'t have to search. But they ain\'t cheap, the upgraded in 2009 ones.gr richard

Technics SL-1200... • Answered on Sep 29, 2014

can you be a bit more specific , do you want no music to play or else take a look on which type of music is in your pregerences coupled to which device and switch it.

Technics SL-1200... • Answered on Sep 21, 2014

More than likely either an issue with an IC (integrated circuit) on the main PCBoard such as IC301 (Pitch Control IC) or one of the Regulators like Q2 and Q3. While your at it, you might want to check IC201 (Turntable Control IC), and IC101 (Turntable Drive). Doesn't sound like anything is busted just yet, if it comes and goes. This means something is about to fail, and your just seeing the failure in action.

Good luck.


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Technics SL-1200... • Answered on Jun 14, 2014

It needs to be taken apart. The bottom needs to be removed. Not an easy job if you are not mechanically inclined. There are pots inside that need to be sprayed with contact cleaner. Pots are under the knobs that control the speed. They have holes on the sides of them. You can purchase cleaner at a radio shack or electronic parts store or online. Potentiometer Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

Technics SL-1200... • Answered on May 09, 2014

All parts are discontinued for this model. The SL1200MK2 dust cover will not fit this turntable. You can actually have a dust cover made rather simply and cheaply (depending on where you live). Just take the dimensions to a PLEXIGLASS or even a GLASS shop. You can even purchase the Plexiglass yourself, cut it, and glue it together. I would suggest getting it professionally done. You can use any high impact plexiglass. Get something that is resistant to scratches and discoloring.


Technics SL-1200... • Answered on Feb 09, 2014

The closest font I found is "Arial". I based it on the numerals used. I do belive the fonts for the word "Technics" is different

Technics SL-1200... • Answered on Feb 02, 2014

Hi, check to make sure the headshell is fitted properly to the tone arm and that the stylus is not damaged. Cheers john. Styluscity

Technics SL-1200... • Answered on Nov 24, 2013

You can soon find out by leaving out the EQ. Best to check the cables that connect the units.

Technics SL-1200... • Answered on Sep 20, 2013

Hi, it needs to be earthed to your mixer or amp. Cheers john

Technics SL-1200... • Answered on May 03, 2013

Is it a belt drive turntable? If it is then either the belt is off or broken.

Technics SL-1200... • Answered on Jan 18, 2013

a) "dirty" main power switch, comes from sparking when power switch has been used a lot (happens also with some CD/DVD players - makes them loose some power - consequently, focus and/or spindle will not work properly). Try cleaning it up or replacing it (bypassing it will tell you if the switch is really the problem).

b) bad contact on the speed control slider (try moving it while slightly pressing it downwards, see if there is any change, if there is, have it cleaned up or replaced)

c) a problem with electronic speed control, possibly a loose solder connection or a bad capacitor somewhere in the speed control circuitry. If the circuit has fuses in it check if they are all ok. I once had a problem with a turntable that had a fuse "partially" blown (people were using the turntable a lot for "scratching" which overheated the fuse but hadn't blown it out, yet it changed in resistance from zero ohms to a few hundred ohms - the turntable began to **** and the speed was changing).

d) none of the above, it could be something else that i can't think of right now

hope ya get it workin'


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Technics SL-1200... • Answered on Sep 01, 2012

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