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Re: Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable i need to replace the...
The part is located HERE - but you will have to take apart your turntable from the bottom in order to replace it. It's not very hard, but if your not mechanically inclined, I would not suggest doing it, as you could cause more damage.
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As long as the only thing damaged is the power cord, this should be easy. You said that you needed to know how to tell which side is positive and which is negative? The power cord carries alternating current not direct current. So in this case, polarity really isn't important. The same applies to the two yellow wires supplying the main motor board. They are A/C too. As long as the replacement cord you use is of equal or higher power handeling, and you make sure your connections are solid, it will work fine regardless of polarity. Just be sure the only problem is the cord. Check this link to be sure. Good luck, EW.
This link is a must have for anybody diagnosing a problem with a SL1200/1210. Take a look: http://www.deckdoctor.com.au/TECHNIC%20SL1200%20PCB.pdf
Check for bad solderings on Q201 and surrounding areas.
Resolder IC101 and IC201. If that doesn't help, Q2 and Q3, both 2SD637R, could be broken. If that doesn't fix it replace the electrolytic capacitors. Cheers john. Styluscity
And it will be. I can almost steak my life on it. Easy to replace. Most djs had to already. Most off us went to Radio Shack and bought the 6 foot gold RCA's and cut them in half for both decks. Its not that hard to do. Any problems message me.
Use common sense when cleaning. Don' t use water. Instead I find Windex works well. Just spray enough to loosen up any dirt/grime build up. DO NOT OVERSOAK. And just wipe clean. There really is no real trick to cleaning these things.
Get yourself some cotton swabs, a can of air, and paper towels, and your all set.
Sounds like your transformer is blown. This is located underneath the turntable platter, right next to the main PCB (Printed Circuit Board). You'll have to have this replaced. I do not suggest replacing it yourself, unless you are handy with electronics. Otherwise, please take it to a service center for repair.
FYI, the part is located here (www.1200s.com), so you can purchase the part separately, then take it in.
need to know if it powers up. Does it try to spin, do you hear it trying to spin? More than likely the on/off switch went bad. No, I am not referring to the ON/OFF knob. THere is a switch this engages when turned. The part is S601. You might also want to replace the Start/Stop switch as well. If neither work, then the issue is on the main PC board, and probably IC101, or IC201 with the problem. At this stage, you will have to have a service tech look at your unit.