If your machine is working mechanically and just has the issue which you describe here it should be a relative "piece of cake". If I had to guess I'd first look at the contacts on the sled on which the cartridge mounts to the head shell. Try to burnish them with a pencil eraser. Ultimately you may have to get an Ohmmeter and check the connections from the cartridge to the cable connecter pins.
Your "professional" audio technician should not be in the business. Is he the one who used to post here with his vast knowledge of physics?
jlydic wrote:Just got the word that my local stereo repair shop can't salvage my Dual CS1249 turntable. Back in the day, my dad bought the stereo system while he was stationed in Germany with the Army. He gave everything to me after my parents split up because he had no real use for it.
A VE user on another part of the forum suggested I post here. What are the odds that the repair guy was blowing smoke and that this can actually be salvaged?
When I last tried using the system, I noticed that sound was only coming out of one channel. Also, the sound would eventually fade and disappear after a short while. I would have to disconnect then reconnect the AV cable to get the sound back.
If it can't be salvaged, I figure I'll probably try selling it for a few bucks to anyone who could use it for parts, then put the cash toward something new. But I'd hate to scrap a repairable vintage turntable, especially a Dual.
Thanks in advance for any advice!