Hello, new to the forum, just received a Dual 1229 today. Luckily, automatic play and return seem to work very well. Unluckily, upon setting it up at home, there was a horrible buzz in the right channel (this didn't happen at the seller's house, though he mentioned it happening in the past and tried to get it to occur). If I remove the ground connection to the amplifier, I get a SUPER loud buzz in the right channel but I also hear the audio playing through it (when grounded, I get no audio, and a faint buzz).
This led me to believe that there was a bridge between the right channel and ground. I cleaned the cartridge and tone arm contacts up top, and then stabilized it to the base to flip over and check out underneath. That's when I saw something that appears to be damage upon further inspection. The stabilizer bar that the RCA terminal board is attached to had been bent, and unfortunately the area where the board is took the most damage (the board is actually broken in two places).
Here's links to images that show what I mean:http://fanglers.letsneverdie.net/i/src/132816879275.jpghttp://fanglers.letsneverdie.net/i/src/132816874315.jpg
The multimeter seems to confirm the problem. I assume that I am going to have to make some sort of makeshift replacement board/terminals or something. I was hoping that someone here might have a 1229 and could maybe show me a picture of an 'un-bent' RCA terminal board. That'd help a lot! Also, if anyone has any feedback as to the importance of that stabilizing arm (it seems sturdy, just bent in a few places) or ideas as to how to setup a sort of replacement, please let me know!