Anyone know how to reinstall the hinge/springs in a 2000s Sony Walkman Personal CD Player?

I still use my beloved Sony Walkman (personal cd player ca. early-mid 2000s) with a cassette adapter in my 98 lumina, as well as w/ headphones on long family car trips. Sadly, this past weekend, I dropped it on hardfloor, and while it is otherwise unharmed, the lid and hinge-springs popped off. I was able to remount either just the springs or the lids, but not together. The lid will stay on and allow me to play, but I have to hold it open manually, which is going to be problematic later trying to keep it open to change CDs if driving alone. I know I should probably look at investing in an mp3 player instead, but I want to keep using my otherwise perfectly-good music player. Any suggestions for fixing the spring/hinge setup? Has anyone else ever had this happen?

Need to figure out how it all went together to start with. It will be easier to fix if you take the player apart. Otherwise your stuck with a lid you have to lift. It's happened to me a number of times in the 90's when CD's where the best way to play your music.

Personally i think it's time to spend $20 on a cheap MP3 player and join the rest of us in the 21st century. ;)

$20 will get you a basic 4Gb player that can hold 5 or 6 of your favorite CDs. Or you can stick with your favorite songs from collection and get 100+ songs on there.
At CD quality audio (128Kbps), a 4GB MP3 player should store way more than 5 or 6 CDs worth of songs. It should store more along the lines of 1,000 to 1,500 songs at the very least.
Burf4 years ago
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