I had 2 in for repair a year or so ago, it's what got me so confident that this would be an easy fix, on the one I repaired one of the wires had snapped in the head. The old dear liked it and was so happy it could be fixed, she prefers it to her dyson due to the lightness!
She then bought me her Goblin Solo for repair but stayed for a coffee with Amy whilst I did it so no thread for that sadly.
You can borrow it for a play if you want? Could have a spot in the museum for a while!