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If you have a ACE or True Value hardware store near you they have very small springs about the size of the one in the cartridge hinge. I know mine by me does at least.

 

the Ace that was by me shut down. I will have to check to see if the TruValue is still open..

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While you are there, ask your TruValue guys if they have a deep dark corner of their warehouse where they might have some TI stuff stashed.

 

The thing is they may! I remember seeing stores that had no computer area whatsoever sell TI related items when I was a kid.

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You are in luck as I'm currently dismantling and cleaning a Ti I got at the flea market for a fiver. Hope this helps.

 

Thanks! I believe I found some that will work even though they are 2mm longer, but should work:

 

HERE

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LOL... I assume you referring to Zach ;-)

That has to be the luckiest TI guy ever!!!

 

Kind-of. Him and one other guy, but I think he got the bigger of the share. But I was thinking that if one had them then maybe others. I know when our local Montgomery Wards closed in 2000 they found some TI stuff and put it out on the clearance shelves. Sadly nothing uncommon and definitely not good for the price.

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Thanks! I believe I found some that will work even though they are 2mm longer, but should work:

 

HERE

With these types of spring, I've found that if you use snips to cut-off the ring at one end, then insert a hobby-knife a couple of loops in, you can bend up the coils to 90 degrees to make a new loop.

 

The trick is finding one of similar tension to the original.

 

I've fixed a TRS-80 Deluxe joystick using this method. The joystick is a little stiffer than it used to be but works better than it has in ages!

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