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the console doctor [Jan. 24th, 2012|03:45 pm]
Our poor old Magnavox console is with the repair man. It worked great at first, with bits of static here and there that made us nervous, but they'd go away and we could still enjoy our records. After a couple of months the static got really bad so we stopped using the poor old thing, saying we needed to find a repair guy. We found a guy, sat on the information for a month or two, and finally decided we HAD TO take action so we contacted him. He works out of a shop up in Northeast Philly so we rented a minivan (seeing RJ drive a minivan was worth the trip) and lugged it up there. Hopefully we'll get it back in a couple of weeks, completely refurbished! He's going to overhaul all the parts and make it "awesome." He does this as a side business in an electronics shop and because he's the only guy around who provides this service, our little unit had to get in line.
We'll have to have a record party when it is all fixed up.
The repair guy is typically Philly: he teased us a lot, made fun of RJ for bringing his wife along, told RJ that "RJ" isn't a real name, and called us "young people" (bless him).

[User Picture]From: tawdryjones
2012-01-24 08:59 pm (UTC)
Record Party! I want to go to that.

It still makes me laugh that this got priority over fixing the house up. But really, music IS more important.
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[User Picture]From: faeryhead
2012-01-24 09:01 pm (UTC)
Not priority, time of year. We're having the exterior house fixing done in the spring. Also, it took us a while to save up the dough. The house fixing will be thousands while the record player is under two hundred.
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[User Picture]From: cherdt
2012-01-25 04:29 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised you could find anyone to work on an old console! That's excellent.
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