Major Service Parts Suppliers

Version 1.06 (19-Nov-06)

Copyright © 1994-2013
Samuel M. Goldwasser
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    Preface

    Author and Copyright

    Author: Samuel M. Goldwasser

    For contact info, please see the Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ Email Links Page.

    Copyright © 1994-2013
    All Rights Reserved

    Reproduction of this document in whole or in part is permitted if both of the following conditions are satisfied:

    1.This notice is included in its entirety at the beginning.
    2.There is no charge except to cover the costs of copying.

    DISCLAIMER

    Some of the contact information and summary of products may be out of date as I don't place orders that often. In general, the range of offerings increases with time so it is best to check with the company's Web site and/or request a catalog. However, I won't be responsible if you miss an opportunity to buy your favorite horizontal output transistor because the listing below didn't include HOTs as a line item! Corrections are welcome. All these Web sites were active as of Fall, 2006. That's all I'll guarantee! :)



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    Introduction

    Scope of This Document

    Note: This document replaces the individual sections in each of major repair guides.

    The following sections provide contact info and/or links to companies specializing in service parts (as opposed to general electronics distributors).

    For general electronic components like resistors and capacitors, most electronics distributors will have a sufficient variety at reasonable cost. Even Radio Shack can be considered in a pinch.

    However, for modern electronic equipment repairs, places like Digikey, Allied, and Newark do not have the a variety of Japanese semiconductors like ICs and transistors or any components like flyback transformers or degauss Posistors.

    The companies below are good sources for consumer electronics replacement parts, especially for VCRs, TVs, and other audio and video equipment. For equipment specific parts suppliers, see the individual repair guides.

    I have used those in the first section personally. In general, I have been quite satisfied with their quality and reliability. I do not have personal experience with the others but in general, they get listed here as a result of a recommendations from satisfied customers via email or on the USENET newsgroup sci.electronics.repair.



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    Service Parts Suppliers I (Sam) Have Used



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    Other Service Parts Suppliers

    These companies have been recommended but I do not have personal experience with them. The following are good sources for consumer electronics replacement parts, especially for VCRs, TVs, and other audio and video equipment. Catalogs are a must. (The first 4 I have used and have been satisfied with service and selection. The others have been recommended by others.) Also see the extensive mail order lists at:

    Also see the document: "Troubleshooting of Consumer Electronic Equipment" for additional parts sources as well as the equipment specific supplier lists at the end of each Repair Guide. The chapter: "Laser and Parts Sources" of "Sam's Laser FAQ" also includes extensive lists of new and surplus electronics supplies that may be useful.



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