I have a vehicle stereo v a built-in tape deck, and there’s likewise a manufacturing facility CD player i beg your pardon is a separate unit under below. I use the ice deck for audiobooks from the library, and likewise I can put an Ipod adapter in it. Ns recently got a tape grounding in it; it i will not ~ play properly and then it i will not ~ eject. I’m wondering exactly how I can gain it out without payment as lot as it prices for a whole new stereo to be installed.

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I’ve dubbed car-stereo places and they speak they can not help. One man said that even removing the head unit wouldn’t do it much easier to gain it out, in comparison to just trying come yank the tape out from whereby it is now. I referred to as one garage and they said they don’t do stereos.

Is there anything that deserve to be done? ns really don’t want to pay for a brand-new stereo, and they greatly don’t do tape systems anymore, for this reason I’d end up with only CD. (and hopefully an aux input for Ipods etc.)


Translucent_Daydream October 26, 2009, 8:14pm #2

I have been able come jimmy them out with a butter knife. Slide it approximately on the bottom around the edges, then, fine for absence of a much better word… jimmy on it. It will pop out eventually.


Anaamika October 26, 2009, 8:22pm #3

Yes, I use a level head screwdriver myself. If you can also see the leaf of the tape, you have some leverage to work-related with. Check out if you have the right to gently press the screwdriver versus it and also push upwards. Not too hard, or you’ll break something.

That to me signifies the finish of the tape, btw.


Haunted October 26, 2009, 8:50pm #4

Once I got a ice out using a tweezer. Ns don’t understand if the will work-related for you but good luck.


panache45 October 26, 2009, 10:32pm #5

This is the Universe’s method of informing you to offer up on tapes.


thirdname October 26, 2009, 10:42pm #6
panache45:

This is the Universe’s way of telling you to offer up top top tapes.

I can’t really spare money come buy a new stereo now. I already have a CD player, and the ice cream deck allows me plug my Ipod in with a ice adapter. Also, tapes work better for audiobooks in the car, due to the fact that you deserve to toss lock in the passenger chair while the automobile is moving, instead of having actually to stop and gingerly place a CD in the case.

Anyway, deserve to I simply pry the ice cream out, or is over there something in there the locks the ice cream in? perform I have to push the eject switch at the exact same time?


Haunted October 26, 2009, 10:55pm #7

The ice may have unraveled and caught on the heads, resulting in it to be stuck. It is what occurred to me. I simply pulled it out and also threw it away.


Si_Amigo October 27, 2009, 1:25pm #8
panache45:

This is the Universe’s way of telling you to provide up on tapes.

No, it’s the universes method of informing him the the 1980’s space over and done with.


Anaamika October 27, 2009, 1:29pm #9
panache45:

This is the Universe’s means of telling you to provide up ~ above tapes.

Would the universe like to aid him pay because that it?

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I as well still have a ice cream deck in my automobile - a 2001 Toyota Corolla. Granted, I usage a ice cream conversion because that my iPod, yet no way am i switching the stereo out through a new one.


Haunted October 27, 2009, 1:54pm #10

Yeah, ns still have actually a tape deck, too. Closeup of the door up. They’re cool and you recognize it!P.S. The Universe can kiss my ass.


The_Librarian October 27, 2009, 2:02pm #11
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Haunted:

Yeah, i still have actually a ice deck, too. Closeup of the door up. Lock cool and also you recognize it!P.S. The Universe can kiss my ass.

This specific part of the cosmos politely declines.


Dung_Beetle October 27, 2009, 2:33pm #12
thirdname:

Also, tapes work much better for audiobooks in the car, since you have the right to toss them in the passenger chair while the vehicle is moving, instead of having to stop and gingerly ar a CD in that is case.

Just yesterday, ns realized that ns just have to give up top top audiobook CDs. I get them native the library, and they are almost invariably scratched. Nothing pisses me off like listening to component of a story and then* trying* to hear to a story and finally realizing I’m no going to get to hear any fucking an ext of it. At the very least when tapes screw up, yes sir a opportunity you deserve to fix them.Now i’m pissed because most newer stuff isn’t available on cassette. Ns guess if I desire something new, I’d far better be an initial in line because that it.


Thudlow_Boink October 27, 2009, 3:31pm #13

My automobile (a 2007!) came with a cassette deck, and also I usage it every the time, largely for audiobooks.

I concur through the advice to shot to maneuver the tape out through the help of a driver or knife. The tape chin is more than likely a lost cause, and also if i were in your place, if/when ns did gain it out, I’d look approximately in there v a flashlight come make sure no bits the tape were still curled approximately the rollers, then shot the player the end on a not-too-valuable cassette.

If girlfriend can’t get it out, together a last resort you might look ~ above e-bay for a replacement cassette deck.


butler1850 October 27, 2009, 7:35pm #14
Dung_Beetle:

Just yesterday, ns realized that ns just have to offer up on audiobook CDs. I gain them indigenous the library, and also they are nearly invariably scratched.

Many librarys subscribe to a downloadable audiobook program. Mine NH library is component of the overdrive.com system. Download to an MP3 player, and also off girlfriend go. No skips.

The Overdrive.com system does have a minimal number of title that are playable on one iPod, however there room plenty the generic form players that take care of mp3, WMA, and also the like, and are compatable v the digital rights administration system in use by Overdrive. I use the Sansa clip. The site has actually a large number of compatable devices provided on their site.


TimToyGeek October 27, 2009, 8:19pm #15

I provided to obtain stuck tapes out of my vehicle tape deck through a bent document clip. Just take a sturdy big document clip, and fold it so that you have actually a t-grip in ~ one end, and about a 1/3 inch or therefore in one L-shape at the various other end. Insert the l-shape end into the ice cream deck so that the together is flat, then move it in the direction of the center of the tape wherein the hole have to be, then turn it so that the L-shape hooks into the hole. One great tug and the tape should come ideal out.

Tim“toy geek”


Fridgemagnet October 27, 2009, 8:39pm #16

The vehicle audio shops won’t aid you with a tape deck as there’s not enough money these days in repairs because that these items. Happily a grounding cassette in a player is absolutely fixable, though the tape itself might be trashed.

If the levering-upwards-with-a-screwdriver doesn’t work-related (try this while jabbing the eject switch at the same time), then you’ll need to remove the unit native the dashboard (ignore that one mechanic, that doesn’t understand what he’s talking about).

Once the unit is out, take off the peak cover and also you should have actually clear accessibility to the cassette loading platform. This bring away the form of a pressed steel cradle the holds the cassette, and this move in and also down as soon as the cassette is loaded. There’s rather a spicy knee in the drop-down characteristic as the cassette needs to drop right down end the take-up and also supply sprockets (for the tape spools) and the capstan (which drives the tape). This sharp knee in the drop-down is an essential so these bits nothing collide in ~ an angle through the cassette, however it does make it harder to eject a tape once something has actually gone a little wrong.

There room two internal levers you need to prod: very first off the auto-stop lever, which has a plastic end that rubs versus the tape, pushing it in slightly. As soon as the ice cream reaches the end the tension goes up, and this operates the auto-stop. Press this gently far from the cassette.

Next you’ll should operate the eject mechanism. Untangle the ice as ideal you have the right to (it’ll probably be wound about the capstan and pinch roller), and then monitor the affiliation from the external eject button and also start wiggling and prodding things gently. There will be a magic spot the pops the cradle and also cassette earlier up.

While you in there, take the possibility to clean the ice cream head, capstan and pinch roller v alcohol and also cotton buds. Don’t wave any type of steel items (e.g. Screwdriver) near the cassette head or the will end up being slightly magnetised, which you nothing want.

This is every eminently do-able, and also once you’ve finished your maker will work far better than ever. It’s no as challenging as it sounds - here are part pics that will certainly help.


thirdname:

I can’t yes, really spare money come buy a new stereo now. I currently have a CD player, and the ice cream deck lets me plug my Ipod in through a ice cream adapter.

I dream of having a ice cream deck for just that reason. Ns bought the Toyota matrix in specifically the wrong date for integrated stereos. I have a 6 CD changer the I never use (Wow, 6 CDs space so attractive due to the fact that mp3 players come out!!), yet the procession was marketed come a younger market, and so the ice cream deck was skipped. I have to use a radio transmitter because that the iPod, and also switch approximately when ns leave the area.


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butler1850:

Many librarys subscribe to a downloadable audiobook program. My NH library is part of the overdrive.com system. Download to an MP3 player, and off you go. No skips.

The Overdrive.com device does have actually a limited number of titles that space playable on an iPod, yet there space plenty of generic form players that handle mp3, WMA, and also the like, and are compatable through the digital rights monitoring system in use by Overdrive. I usage the Sansa clip. The site has a large number that compatable devices listed on their site.

This is what’s going to force me to record up with modern-day technology. :smack:

Nice answer,** Fridgemagnet**!


Dung_Beetle:

Just yesterday, i realized that i just have actually to give up ~ above audiobook CDs. I acquire them native the library, and also they are virtually invariably scratched. Nothing pisses me off like listening to part of a story and also then* trying* to listen to a story and also finally establish I’m not going to acquire to hear any kind of fucking much more of it. At the very least when tapes screw up, yes a opportunity you can fix them.Now i’m pissed because most newer stuff isn’t readily available on cassette. I guess if I desire something new, I’d better be an initial in line because that it.

I likewise want to point out that, in most cases, a scratched disc is nowhere near unrepairable. It just needs the reading side to it is in ground and also polished come be clean again. The data is recorded relatively close to the brand side.

I’ve often wondered why libraries and also rental stores can’t usage the back-up copy clause that was all the rage once floppies were mainstream. Girlfriend made a backup copy that the floppy, save on computer the original in a for sure place, and used the copy till it wore out. Then you’d do a brand-new copy.

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I’m not typically that bad with CDs, but I’ll do it once loaning them out to specific friends. Or, at least I did before everyone offered MP3 football player instead.