Seriously though, I've got an oldie I picked up on a trade deal about 5 years ago and have yet to fire up. Under the power panel is layer upon layer of dust and dirt plus the wires themselves are very hard. I haven't disturbed anything but I'll bet the insulation is just as brittle and crispy as can be. I guess if I get it dusted out without whacking the wires it would work but I certainly can't leave it alone. That's just my nature I guess. I'll probably end up rewiring it. How do yours seem? You said it was nasty but are the wires ok?