I've been watching this forum for awhile and I just decided to join. I'm not really a collector, more like someone who looks at boomboxes on eBay and wishes I was rich and could just buy all of them. However, I do have a nice Conion C-100F. I found it on Craigslist and drove several hours away and bought it because I had one when I was a kid. I always wanted to get one again and now I have. Cosmetically, its pretty nice. The cassette players don't work, the stereo usually doesn't work with the radio (although other sources play fine in stereo) and it's missing the cassette storage drawer, but it still manages to look sharp and impress anyone that sees it. Much to my surprise, it doesn't just occupy space. I find myself listening to it regularly. The radio sounds nice (but not in stereo), I have plugged in a Bluetooth receiver into the RCA port to make it into a giant Bluetooth speaker, and I recently got a turntable and plugged it in. So I enjoy it. My wife made a plastic cover to keep the dust off of it and I pull it off once a week or so and play music through it. So I'm happy.
I do want to fix it up and I have had a more technically proficient friend break it open and try to fix the cassette player. He changed the belts but it still don't work. He changed the bulbs for LED's and put lights behind the meters, so that looks pretty cool. I've got a friend with a 3D printer and we're thinking of trying to figure out how to make a cassette drawer. I'll send pictures if we get it done.
That's it for now. Take care,