If it's a simple fix, sure why not. My point of trashing it was primarily based upon the fact is it outdated and nearly useless in today's world. You can buy a used receiver for $50 that would be better. It doesn't process digital signals and can only function well as a stereo unit.
I hate to see things wasted as well, especially things of quality. I was regarding a recycling center that would reutilize the materials when I said scrap yard.