My cassette player says there is a tape in the player when there isn't one. When I try to put one in it makes some clicks and spits it out again. We were using it with a mp3 cassette adapter. I have tried putting a regular cassette in and it does the same thing. Thank for and help!
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The unit may be damaged or may just need adjustment- only a tape deck technician will be able to answer the question after seeing the unit. To answer it remotely like this, is really an impossible task.
Probalby the only way to get stucked tape out of a player is in pieces. Then repair the cassette and clean your player. If it keep stcking tapes, dispose it.
By the way, cassette tapes an players are rather obsoleteby now. Any digital source is better quality the a cassette.
The fault is that the reel drive of the deck is not picking up the tape and so to avoid the tape to entangle it rejects. Try to load a different cassete and see it this loads. If not you have a bad belt in your set. you will need to remove and change the belt. Also check for the reel drive to see if there is any slackness in taking up the reel. Since there are reel sensors that act when the reel pulse does not come on rotation of the reel, the set shifts to the other side and then ejects. Open and check this out and I am sure you can sort this out. Good day
check your cables to the units channel that doesn't work, for breaks. Does the cassette player play back a pre-recorded tape okay? if it doesn't there might be a internal fault.
Check the wires to the tape head to see if one is off.
There is an outside chance your tape cassett has a static charge. Tape in plastic case of cassette can build up significant electrical static which can partially discharge as tape is run. It can sound like random thumps, ticks, pops ect. Wrap cassette in a damp (not dripping wet) cloth, for several hours, then try again. This can also happen to the reels and drive rollers of the deck
The cassette mechanism has a large gear that rotates to different
positions for the different modes. On time around is a play -
stop cycle. It is stuck in one position and won't come around to
the stop spot. Need to take the cover off and help it to turn to
get the cassette out. Then figure out if something is wrong
preventing it from turning or if the wheel driving it is the
problem. They are all a little different so this is where your
mechanical apptitude comes in.
By the way, you'll figure out right away they don't intend these things to be fixed.
Hope Ya Fix It.