Question about Technics SL-DZ1200 Turntable

2 Answers

Audio skipping... Hi there. My unit seems to skip very slightly when the platted spins at one specific point. You can hear the audio stutter a bit whenever it spins to that point. Is the lazer completely pooched? Any insigh would be great!

Posted by on


2 Answers

Hi there, i'm not exactly sure if your laser is as you say "POOCHED" I also have an sl-dz1200 that seems to be doing the same thing as yours (skipping or slurring at one particular point) i don't believe that the laser would be "pooched" but the laser would definatly need cleaning. i also believe that the problem may lie somewhere with the direct drive motor for the platter and mechanics of the cd player itself (think caching in pc's) if your pc isnt set up right you music sounds skippy, slurry or even broken (please don't quote me on this problem because i'm not an expert) but i have also noticed that the problem still occurs at the same spots on my unit when the music has been paused and i manualy push the platter around to simulate the same motion of playback, I'm putting my unit in to be serviced in two weeks. If you like i could keep in contact with you and let you know what the problem ends up being my details are: [email protected] regards dj-nam

Posted on Aug 14, 2007


Hi there, dj nam.. here is the follow up to my last post 14/08/07.. Re: response to pooched laser Ok this is what i have so far.. As so far, I have not needed to get my unit serviced, I did a little more research and found that the problem (pooched laser) is located in one of two places: (1)inside the player underneath the lcd you will see both a clear plastic ring (connected to the platter) as well as a sensor that the plastic rings edge runs through.. This is the sensor system that reads the platters spinning and scratching times and distances. It is more than likley that either the sensor or the plastic ring (or both) is dirty hence blocking the sensors light and creating the pooched sounds as you describe. both the ring and sensor will need to be cleaned (warning re: plastic ring.. absolute care must be taken when cleaning this ring as it will easily scatch and you will have to order another ring) i would recomend using. a very, very soft cloth and no cleaning agents. Or you can use an air canister/ air gun (2)Inside the actual platter itself are two plastic/ teflon like surfaces that slide back and forth over each other when you scratch and backspin the platter. (they are visible when you remove the silver spin disc and you turn/ slip the platter - look at the three holes in the top plate and you'll see them) Just like the first solution these surfaces are more than likley to be dirty and also need to be cleaned. It is a bit harder to get all the way into the guts of the player to remove the platter to get to theses surfaces, but if needed i could e-mail you instructions on how to do it. I have picked up a few little tips n tricks in the past two weeks that also could sort the problem out (some you would be amazed with - i was), that is if the problem continues after you try the "first" tip out. I can be contacted via e-mail on [email protected] regards dj-nam

Posted on Sep 07, 2007


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer


What pin marks are you talking about? Ive never heard of a plat. You need to be a little bit more specific.

Sep 15, 2012 | 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

1 Answer

My gateway M-6846 notebook stutters when playing music. How can I fix this?

this can be caused by a number of things
are you playing music through your cd rom

If you are using your CD/DVD drive, use a cleaner.

The lens may be dusty and causing skips/stutters place a couple of drops onto the cd and run it

scroll to bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) right click select task manager

applications you will see whats running

if you see anything you dont need running select end now and you might uninstall that specific
program if you or computer does not require it to run

also under processes see what is ticking over in the background again if you see something you
dont need to be running select end now you might have a virus or malware anti malware free edition Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7

the speaker plug/outlets is usually at the back of the computer or if its a laptop on the side

you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make

sure the connection is good with no dust as dust causes static electricity

clean your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is

no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit

dust causes static to build up in a computer which can affect all of your computer

hope this helps

Aug 22, 2012 | Gateway M-6846 Notebook

1 Answer

What is causing my audio stutter

Hi There,
Audio stutters or freezing can be caused by more than a few things. Your computer may not have enough RAM - in which case, install more RAM. If you're running fifty things at once while trying to listen to music, that may the issue.
Sometimes an incorrect driver can be the cause. Go to the dell website and update your audio driver for your specific model.

Jun 07, 2012 | Dell Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Caprice stutters at certain speeds and slightly

You may have an intermittent slow response on the rear O2 sensor, I'm not sure if you have a pre and post O2 sensor, off the top of my head, but I would get the system hooked up to a monitor to see if there is any pending codes (big change over from 1994 to 1995). Is it an OBDII system? As far as the stumbling, I have a 91 silverado with a 5.7L engine and it's had a very light stumble at idle since new, day one, and every sensor is on target, idle, 1000 rpm, 2000 rpms, 3000 rpms, and still has a slight stumble with all sensors within range. To this day it still has a slight stumble but it still runs great, Good luck, Gary

Jul 27, 2010 | 1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic

1 Answer

Picture Stutters on HD Channels

Hi my name is Roety,
I can help you with your issue ,
 Sounds like a bad signal issue , check it on other inputs to confirm
If I have helped you with your issue please click accept.
If you have more questions you can still respond until this post expires,
I will reply asap

I’m happy to help further over the phone at

Oct 20, 2009 | Vizio GV52LF 52 in. LCD TV

2 Answers

94 Buick Park Avenue that stutters under a light load

check for a loose harmonic balancer(big pulley on bottom of engine.

oil soak can damage this part too.

Aug 06, 2009 | 1994 Buick Park Avenue

1 Answer

Canon Powershot SD1100 IS video problem

I would update your audio and video codecs in the computer. There's the source of the stuttering on playback.

Jul 12, 2017 | Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS...

1 Answer

DVD player skips audio and/or frames

PowerBook G4 is at least a five-year-old machine at this point. A DVD drive can **** in lots of dust in five years. Try hooking up to an external DVD drive. If it plays the same discs with no problem, you need a cleaning or replacement. Frankly, an external DVD drive is cheaper than replacing your internal drive.

Mar 07, 2009 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

1 Answer

Mintek mdp1750 skips/stutters


It would seem from your post/description that your car video player is suffering either from weak lens or partially stuck slider shafting.

Weak lens can either mean dust, grime or dirt partial obscuring the viewing eye of the reader laser, corrective procedure would involve cleaning, re-calibrating or in some case direct replacement. A workaround is to use CD cleaners that are available in most computer stores.

Stuck slider shafting is a 3mm metal rod about 5 cm long where the laser housing/carriage slides to and fro while reading the disc. It is possible that it is dirty, clogged with dust or the lubrication has gummed up. This component need not be replaced but would require cleaning and re-application of appropriate lubricant.

Except with the use of the CD cleaner, both repairs would require that the unit be removed from installation and opened up. Though this does not require that much familiarity with electronics and components, it does involve a bit of technical work. Should you not be comfortable going through this route, you may need to seek the services of a qualified professional.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Feb 05, 2008 | Car Audio & Video

Not finding what you are looking for?
Technics SL-DZ1200 Turntable Logo

201 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Technics Audio Players & Recorders Experts


Level 3 Expert

5699 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

76237 Answers


Level 3 Expert

85223 Answers

Are you a Technics Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides