Ah...I forgot about that thread...will update.I am thinking of people like @supermatelot and his Chinese radio kit. What if a local store could help with giving him some guidance, replacing any missing components, and testing and fault finding - if and when needed?
Computers and cars must be another example. How many of us are slightly reluctant to do projects without some sort of back up and advice source?
Long story short...did it work???
Did it feck!
...Must have been dodgy components...