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Old 4th October 2012, 12:04 PM   #11
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I don't unfortunately. AFAIK, there isn't anything particularly special about it; just small and flexible. Soldering any break you find may be fairly easy.
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Old 4th October 2012, 12:24 PM   #12
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Cool. We'll I'll have a more thorough look tonight. If I can't find the culprit I might just give in and take it to my local audio shop.

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Old 5th October 2012, 08:19 AM   #13
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I can't find any obvious lose connections.
I rang my local audio shop yesterday; they said it would be something fairly simple, which is a bit annoying...
I have ordered a new phono cable and phono plugs to mount into the base of the turntable, instead of the 'old fashioned' way of having an un-connectable phono cable permanently attached. This will be my last attempt I reckon, if this doesn't help I will just bite the bullet and take it to the shop.
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Old 10th October 2012, 05:24 PM   #14
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I had that problem with a Technics SL1200MK2. It turned out that I just needed to remove the headshell and clean the four contacts inside the bayonet mount. They are spring loaded. I used a cotton swab with isopropyl alcohol. Problem gone.
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Old 12th October 2012, 10:20 AM   #15
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Ah really? I'll give that a go, cheers.
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Old 17th October 2012, 03:03 PM   #16
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The other day it started playing both channels... I have no idea why. Not complaining, although I'd like to know what was causing it...
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Old 17th October 2012, 03:28 PM   #17
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really it can only be a fault in the cable or the cartridge. as they are the only sound developing parts on the turntable.
Last night I had the same problem, just as I'd taking my TT round to friends house to show it off and it only played in one channel... after knocking the wire descovered there must be an internal break in one of the chanel lines, with the right position I still have contact. Don't give up!
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Old 17th October 2012, 05:14 PM   #18
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RRSS, I'd have to agree with just an idea. If it's not dirty contacts in the bayonet, it can only be the wiring, probably a tiny break that sometimes connects. Check the four tiny wires on the cartridge for continuity or simply replace them. Next, see if wiggling the cable does anything or wiggling the phono plugs. Worst case is the cartridge.
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