Here is a Pioneer SX-1050 that a fellow AKer sent me to work on. It had been in a storage unit he said, and neither of us realized it was that dirty inside until I got the covers off. One good thing about it is the front panels and knobs are in pretty good shape, they just need a thorough cleaning. Inside, it has a bunch of rust, dirt, and dead spiders. You might also notice that wires had been cut and spiced together (circled in red). The power supply board was missing the mounting bracket, and was just flopping around inside. One other good thing about it is that it actually works of sorts. The two main caps looked kind of dodgy, one was bulging on the bottom, so I pulled the wires to the main bridge rectifier. Powering it up, it worked fine as a preamp, so maybe the cut wires from before were due to problems with the power amp? The plan we established is for me to re-work the insides without paying too much attention to how it looks, instead fitting new components, upgrading where necessary. The exterior can be cleaned up and made to look presentable. Lee.