Anne Miller wrote:
Cris Bessette wrote: I'm an electronics technician by trade, so all of my electronics from lamps to clocks to computers are used until there is nothing left.
Chris, has it gotten where finding electronic parts is becoming a problem?
The only place we have is Radio Shack and when we ask for something the guy sends us to unrelated stuff. So I go on ebay and buy it from China if they have it.
I'm also an electronics tech, and derive a fair portion of my income from refurbishing/restoring vintage (late '60s to early '90s) home stereo equipment and repairing loudspeakers.
Parts are absolutely unavailable locally, and pretty much always have been, as RadioShack hasn't had a worthwhile selection since the 1970s.
However, parts are readily available online from outfits like Mouser, DigiKey, Arrow, B&D, etc. Damn near anything audio made before 2000 can be repaired. Many things can also be retrofitted as well.