Janet: At least it is a start but to repair we need access to repair manuals giving circuit / wiring diagrams and part numbers / types. I wonder if that can happen?
In days past circuit diagrams were often provided with new equipment and sometimes a diagram would be inside. Oh I wish!! Much of my time repairing is taken up figuring circuits and even when I locate a faulty component it can take some time to decypher and locate a replacement or appropriate substitute.
Just repaired a friends Roberts stream 83i radio. It had a broken aerial. Roberts is a company that does provide a sensible amount of spares, maybe a bit pricy at £11.70 but it saved an excellent radio heading for the bin.
Full marks to Roberts for these efforts - they have a good online spares shop:
We want more companies like this.