the home of the turntable

Technics 1210 main board repair

snap, crackle and pop

Technics 1210 main board repair

Postby truman121 » 22 Sep 2017 19:47

I've recently been having trouble with my technics 1210 mk2 and want to test the main board using an oscilloscope. In order to do this I need to power up the turntable with the plater and access cover off.Can anyone comment as to whether it is safe to do so as I have read elsewhere that the turntable should not be powered on without the platter (magnet) in place. Is there any truth to this?? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
truman121
 
Posts: 3
Joined: 22 Sep 2017 19:09

United Kingdom

Re: Technics 1210 main board repair

Postby Spinner45 » 22 Sep 2017 21:39

Since the complete motor assembly includes the platter, doing measurements would not be possible without it.
Spinner45
senior member
senior member
 
Posts: 341
Joined: 01 Mar 2017 18:21

United States of America

Re: Technics 1210 main board repair

Postby VinylDan1 » 23 Sep 2017 02:05

It can be powered on without the platter, but you cannot hit the Start/Stop button or you will instantly tost the motor. There are measurements you can do with the platter off. I don’t have enough knowledge to help you though, I just saw Kevin do it on my table when he checked it over for me. I’d contact him or check out the service section of his site. KABusa.com.
VinylDan1
senior member
senior member
 
Posts: 289
Joined: 23 Mar 2016 03:22

United States of America

Re: Technics 1210 main board repair

Postby truman121 » 25 Sep 2017 15:42

Great. Thanks for your help both much appreciated
truman121
 
Posts: 3
Joined: 22 Sep 2017 19:09

United Kingdom

Return to Turntables and Tonearms