In my living room I have a pair of table lamps; nothing fancy, but I like them. Last weekend the switch broke off the lamp that gets the most use. After examining it I knew it couldn't be fixed with a dab of superglue so I took it apart to see if there was anything to be saved. The socket was fairly easy to remove and looked like something that would be standardized.
Monday at the store to pick up paint primer, I swung through the lighting section and found replacement sockets. A screwdriver and wire strippers were all the tools needed to finish the repair and bring new life back to the older lamp.