Yeah, I think it would have been a bad move to slap the front back on and hope the switches would be all good. We all know by this time (some 40 years after birth) these switches need the full dismantle service, and I am so glad I did it..... It really is running well, we had Dire Straits Love over Gold cranking today, punching up around 200watts plus in the peaks in Private Investigations..... The sound was really really impressive...... I taped my temp probe onto the bottom of the unit, where the vent is right below the AWR-154, and the hottest it got under there today was 22.1˚C......So I am pretty happy with that... QRX was easy, dodgy LED (front illumination), and the rotary source selector switch, the shaft has no glue holding it from sliding out (maybe too much deoxit)....So I engineered a bracket to prevent the shaft from being able to slide out.... Yeah, there are a lot of wires, pass-throughs, and boards everywhere.....I'm glad I didn't have to pull the board the switches are mounted on, worse than any Pioneer I've seen..... Lamps still haven't turned up, oh what a shame, I'll have to spend all day listening to the SX-1980 again!!.