is what makes electronics work... if you release it they fail to work any more.
Your columnist did just that this evening while trying to tap his Icom PCR-100's IF. There was a flash, and some of the MBS. Radio fails to work.
So if anyone would like the guts (and possible the case?) from an Icom PCR-100 with the view to possibly doing a resurrection, get in touch. Cheap as chips! Erm, pardon the pun.