Practical Handbook of TV Repairs
Submitter: This book may once have been handy and up-to-date, but now in 2010, I doubt it is of much use!
Holly: If you have a TV this old, I wonder how difficult it is to find parts to fix it these days? Can you waltz into a store and pick up a new picture tube? Maybe you can buy them online. Are they still manufactured? What’s that circular thing the guy on the cover is holding? I remember my dad used to get us kids to stand just so – one foot up, one hand on the antennae, other arm outstretched; always a position you could never hold for long – and the picture would come in just perfect. As soon as you’d move, nothing but fuzz. There was the “tin-foil-extender-on-the-atennae” technique, too. Thank goodness those days are over!