The problem with “lining up” broken records and playing back is the abnormal (grinding) wear on the 78rpm stylus we use for playback.
It costs $200.
Playing one such record will grind and wear down the stylus to where we have to buy another one. That is why we do not accept records with cracks (or records where the parts can be lined up). If the record is of critical importance, we will accept it and bill you for a “disposable” needle ($100).