casette adaptor help

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frank125

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hello just bought a casette adaptor for my car to hear scanner threw car speakers, casette keeps coming out after 5 secs any thought on whats up with this. thanks in advance for help
 

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If I recall correctly...

* Cassette decks "eject" or "reverse" when they get to the end of the tape. "End of tape" is detected when there is sufficient tension on the tape to "push" the deck's pickup head back a little.

* Cassette adapters have a spring-loaded "head" that pushes against the deck's pickup head.

I'm presuming that your adapter's spring is just strong enough to make your deck think that it has hit the end of the tape. I can only suggest that you try a different adapter.
 

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This may or may not resolve the problem. Actually in most players the head is fixed so it cannot move against the spring loaded pressure pad inside the cassette. Rather they sense the rotation of the pay out or pick up reel and after a short delay when motion stops the tape is ejected. In other words the problem may not be the adapter but most likely in the way the player works.

Here's a thought, if the sensor is on the take up reel and something about the adapter is preventing it from rotating you're onto a cure. On the other hand if it's on the pay out reel there is no tape motion to spin it so you're SOL unless you can disable the auto eject feature one way or another. A word of caution, if you play cassettes (so old school) disabling it can cause tape damage if you forget to manually eject it when it's finished.
 

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Frank,

Your profile doesn't list a location, but if you're in a cold region...that might be it. I kept my old factory cassette deck in my truck to avoid giving someone a reason to smash my windows out. Who needs a fancy new head unit when a cassette adapter and an iPhone plays my entire music library?

For some reason, every winter my cassette deck decides to eject at random. Once the truck warms up, the problem goes away. Is it an old deck? Have you ever cleaned or serviced it? Just a thought.
 

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For some reason, every winter my cassette deck decides to eject at random. Once the truck warms up, the problem goes away.
The grease in the cassette adapter is too thick. When it's cold, it's making it too hard for the cassette deck to turn the gears in the adapter. Open up the adapter and clean all of the old lubricant off the gears and replace it with something lighter.
 

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I have several of these "cassette adapters" and one of them does not work for me, it is new. My cassette player is an auto-reverse model. Because there is no tape, only the take up reel spins, and not the supply reel. Actually, there is NO supply reel. This is what my deck senses to determine when it is time to reverse the direction.

This one cassette does not eject, but it constantly reverses. I bought a different brand/model and it worked fine. I have found these at the 99 cent store for 99 cents (duh) as well as places like Best Buy for nearly $30. Same brand/model.
 
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