technics sx-pr51 sustain pedal

I have a technics sx-pr51 piano and the sustain pedal has quit working. I have done some research on the internet and found nothing so far in terms of replacing or fixing it. It has a stange type of end to the cord that plugs into the piano as I was looking to just replace it withsomething else but cant seem to find anything with that type of connections. I tried some changing of parts from the soft pedal- a google remedy from someone else. The wire has power all the way from the pedal to the piano(-thinking there mightbe a short in the wire) Needless to say I cant find the problem or the solution. I am at a loss as to other optionsand am wondering if you can tell me if replacement parts for this are available or something else that can be done. (just FYI- I have checked to make sure the sustain button is on on the piano itself and it is :) )Thanks for any direction anyone can give.

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May 22, 2011
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by: Anonymous

It's just a like an S-video cable. I'm having throuble figuring which wires solder to which contacts on the same connector. Would you be able to help me out with that? daris.smith@navy.mil

Nov 04, 2010
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by: Anonymous

Google Mike Barden.

Nov 04, 2010
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by: Anonymous

I did this repair for somebody once but can't remember the details. The plug/connector is probably a mini-DIN type like the S-VHS system uses. Two of the pins make up the switch circuit for sustain, and if connected to a conventional on/off sustain pedal will probably work.

Or . . . there's a brilliant guy down Guildford way called MIKE BARDEN. People says he's a bit of a Technics keyboard genius and a nice bloke to boot. If he can't help you, then probably nobody can.

Either way, good luck!

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