Depends upon which segments are bad; you can still get many characters to 
Also, are the failed segment(s) completely dead, or do they have signs of 
poisoning ? You might be able to cleanse those with more current

Originally, I had no intention of using 7971's because I'm not a big fan of 
segmented displays. They seem harsh and un-artistic compared to the 
traditional full-formed nixies.
THEN..... last year I was given a defective (not completely dead) one. They 
are so doggone big that I could no longer resist.

I'm interested in paying for shipping-costs for a completely dead one, to 
use as a 'museum piece' at work. I'm sure others would like dead ones as 

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