I bought an unrestored SX-980 this past week and it sounds beautiful...when it works. From my quick research, it sounds like the protection circuit. At any rate, I am not interested in getting myself buried in a restoration, especially since I am an electronics novice. I am just super excited to resume my vinyl-spinning with this gem... Therefore, I am looking for a reputable shop in my general area (North Florida / Alabama), for consultation and potentially an extensive restoration and (at a minimum) a repair of the protection circuit/other. I would appreciate any information you folks might be able to offer...thanks.