Hi, recently I got infected by the Walkman virus… Many year ago, I was an enthusiastic Hi-Fi fan, owned some really nice amps, tapes, tuners and speakers with of course several Walkman’s for music listening on-the-go. The portable players became then digital and I bought the Sony DAT TCD D3, TCD D7, TCD D8, TDC D100 and the Tascam DAP1. In my younger years I was surfing the “digital wave”, was an early-adopter of CD (DAT obviously as well), Mini-disc, and the iPod of course too. Now with many Gigabytes of mp3 sound I feel more and more lost in my characterless digital music library. Rather skipping to the next song than listening to it I was longing for the good old time of vinyl and cassettes… So recently I bought two Sony Walkman on ebay. Both WM DD series. Both of course with broken center gear (although one was described as “mint condition”). While searching for information to disassemble the devices I found this forum. Cool to be here!