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2007/04/27 00:12:36 (permalink)

A little Technics project.....

I have obtained some very cheap 1210's

I think I might powdercoat them a new colour custom style.

Anyone know of reliable places that will ship me spares?
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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/04/27 00:17:08 (permalink)

ORIGINAL: Smokey McPot

I have obtained some very cheap 1210's

I think I might powdercoat them a new colour custom style.

Anyone know of reliable places that will ship me spares?



Why not just sell them on for £350??

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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/04/27 07:30:16 (permalink)
Because I want some custom turntables.
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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/04/27 10:23:19 (permalink)
Anyone got a service manual?
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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/04/27 10:55:18 (permalink)
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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/04/27 11:02:43 (permalink)
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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/04/27 11:14:08 (permalink)
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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/04/27 11:16:06 (permalink)

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Dial are here:

http://www.dialsoundlight.co.uk/d-commerce/


They're decently priced too.
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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/04/27 11:22:32 (permalink)

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You could just get yourself one of these

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TURNTABLE-COVER-FOR-TECHNICS-SL-1200-1210-RED_W0QQitemZ110092717683QQihZ001QQcategoryZ48460QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem


Thats a joke right?


No its easier, colour is shit though I admit. Only other ones on there were black I think.
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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/04/27 11:22:46 (permalink)
If your gonna get em sprayed Id get a professional to do it!

Technics are quite tricky, the top is also the main body of the deck so you have to pull it completely to pieces really.

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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/04/27 11:39:40 (permalink)

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If your gonna get em sprayed Id get a professional to do it!

Technics are quite tricky, the top is also the main body of the deck so you have to pull it completely to pieces really.


Lucky I know a professional powder coater then isnt it?

I wanted the technical layouts to make sure I can put them back together properly, it doesn't look that complicated from what I've seen.

Still at these prices, if it fucks up I lose nothing

Shroomy - I looked at those things once before, they're awful.
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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/04/27 11:45:56 (permalink)
nah its not rocket science, there isnt a lot to em.

how much did you pay then?

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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/04/27 12:06:46 (permalink)

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Dial are here:

http://www.dialsoundlight.co.uk/d-commerce/


They're decently priced too.


cheapest pitch control i could find
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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/04/27 12:10:11 (permalink)
I have always wanted to do this
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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/04/27 12:20:22 (permalink)

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nah its not rocket science, there isnt a lot to em.

how much did you pay then?


Playaz PM's
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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/05/01 15:28:01 (permalink)
If anyone wants the Service guide to replace parts then its here

Cant wait to get cracking on this....

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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/05/01 18:00:44 (permalink)
Already hit a snag

The bottom case is off, and I have hit a small soldering related problem. Grrrreat.

Heres some pics so you can see the oh so exciting interior of a turntable.





This is the underside of the tonearm housing, where the problems with the soldering as you can see.


I'm trying to get to the bottom of the problem of audio only coming out one channel. Having talked to Rage and done some research it was suggested I look at the RCA connection to the tonearm circuit board. Hmm.
post edited by Smokey McPot - 2007/05/01 18:01:56
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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/05/01 18:14:34 (permalink)
On an ever so slightly related note, has anyone attempted to change their LED's i.e. the strobe and target lights to a diff colour? If so how easy is it to do (do i need to have a vast electrical experiance). Also is it easy to change the existing cables to heavy duty ones?
Cheers...... good luck smokey sounds like a good idea, what colours u going for?
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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/05/01 18:20:22 (permalink)
Smokey if you have a multimeter do a continuity check for each connection to see if there's any broken wires, although it looks like there may be dry solder joints in that pic which can be fixed just by re-soldering them, although they are surface soldered which is a little trickier but aint too bad.

@Aquari I replaced the strobe and 33/45 button LEDS with blue ones, pretty easy just takes a little while. The circuit board is labelled wrong for the polarity of the LEDs though. Looks cool though.
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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/05/01 18:20:54 (permalink)
Cheers dude.

Not sure yet. I was thinking something like piano black gloss with metallic purple fleck, but I need to talk to my mate about what I can and can't do.

I plan to change the LED's and will be putting pics up with info, seems to be some soldering involved.

Anyway, problem resolved after a quick call, nothing too complicated about testing the RCA's. Score!
post edited by Smokey McPot - 2007/05/01 18:21:56
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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/05/01 18:22:25 (permalink)
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This is the underside of the tonearm housing, where the problems with the soldering as you can see.


I'm trying to get to the bottom of the problem of audio only coming out one channel. Having talked to Rage and done some research it was suggested I look at the RCA connection to the tonearm circuit board. Hmm.


you probably just need re solder the solder thats on there, it's probaby just a dry joint causing the problem

look closely at the solder joins, have they got very small hair like cracks around them?


edit - rollcage beat me to it!!
post edited by reeferman - 2007/05/01 18:26:28



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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/05/01 18:23:05 (permalink)

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Smokey if you have a multimeter do a continuity check for each connection to see if there's any broken wires, although it looks like there may be dry solder joints in that pic which can be fixed just by re-soldering them, although they are surface soldered which is a little trickier but aint too bad.



I dont unfortunately, I'm gonna use line feedback to test the channels individually, at least from there i can establish whether its the cables or tonearm
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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/05/01 18:25:08 (permalink)

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I'm trying to get to the bottom of the problem of audio only coming out one channel. Having talked to Rage and done some research it was suggested I look at the RCA connection to the tonearm circuit board. Hmm.


you probably just need re solder the solder thats on there, it's probaby just a dry joint causing the problem

look closely at the solder joins, have they got very small hair like cracks around them?




They appear to be ok, all smooth and secure, no gaps where the solder meets the PCB.
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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/05/01 18:25:35 (permalink)

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@Aquari I replaced the strobe and 33/45 button LEDS with blue ones, pretty easy just takes a little while. The circuit board is labelled wrong for the polarity of the LEDs though. Looks cool though.


Yea a m8 of mine has a pair of 1200's with blue lights, looks wicked!
As u can prob tell i'm a noob to this and this is prob a stupid question but does the strobe require a specific type of led?
Cheers

@ smokey piano black gloss with purple flecks, isn;t that the colour of mk5g's if so, looks amazing
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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/05/01 18:28:12 (permalink)

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@Aquari I replaced the strobe and 33/45 button LEDS with blue ones, pretty easy just takes a little while. The circuit board is labelled wrong for the polarity of the LEDs though. Looks cool though.


Yea a m8 of mine has a pair of 1200's with blue lights, looks wicked!
As u can prob tell i'm a noob to this and this is prob a stupid question but does the strobe require a specific type of led?
Cheers

@ smokey piano black gloss with purple flecks, isn;t that the colour of mk5g's if so, looks amazing


Nah just normal LEDs are fine, the strobing is created by pulsing of the led supply voltage rather than some strange pulsating led.
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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/05/01 18:29:51 (permalink)

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@Aquari I replaced the strobe and 33/45 button LEDS with blue ones, pretty easy just takes a little while. The circuit board is labelled wrong for the polarity of the LEDs though. Looks cool though.


Yea a m8 of mine has a pair of 1200's with blue lights, looks wicked!
As u can prob tell i'm a noob to this and this is prob a stupid question but does the strobe require a specific type of led?
Cheers

@ smokey piano black gloss with purple flecks, isn;t that the colour of mk5g's if so, looks amazing


Nah just normal LEDs are fine, the strobing is created by pulsing of the led supply voltage rather than some strange pulsating led.


Coolio, i did think it would be something like that rather than a weird LED, Nice 1!
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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/05/01 18:30:12 (permalink)
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I'm trying to get to the bottom of the problem of audio only coming out one channel. Having talked to Rage and done some research it was suggested I look at the RCA connection to the tonearm circuit board. Hmm.


you probably just need re solder the solder thats on there, it's probaby just a dry joint causing the problem

look closely at the solder joins, have they got very small hair like cracks around them?




They appear to be ok, all smooth and secure, no gaps where the solder meets the PCB.


there wouldn't be a gap where the solder meets the PCB, it would be just up from where the solder meets the PCB

probably wouldn't hurt to go over them all carefully with a soldering iron just to eliminate dry joints as a possibilty for the problem



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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/05/01 18:33:52 (permalink)

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Cheers

@ smokey piano black gloss with purple flecks, isn;t that the colour of mk5g's if so, looks amazing


Really? Might pick something else in that case :)
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RE: A little Technics project..... 2007/05/01 18:38:03 (permalink)

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there wouldn't be a gap where the solder meets the PCB, it would be just up from where the solder meets the PCB

probably wouldn't hurt to go over them all carefully with a soldering iron just to eliminate dry joints as a possibilty for the problem



Unfortunately I have no soldering skills or the tools to learn at the moment. i'll add it to my list of things to check though
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