My cassette player in my car keeps spitting out my cassette adapter for my iPod after about 5 seconds of me putting it in there. This is forcing me to listen to commercial radio, making me want to shove sharp objects in my ears. Any idea how to fix this problem?

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Muppy said, (34 days ago)

I have tried using a head cleaner, and that hasn't seemed to help, but I'll try it again. Oddly, the player lets the head cleaner cassette be in there long enough to do it's job. It just seems to hate the adapter.

Naturelle Rivera said, (34 days ago)

you probably just need a new one.

the way i get by said, (34 days ago)

haha "head cleaner"

Muppy said, (34 days ago)

@Phro - a new what? Adapter or stereo?

Naturelle Rivera said, (34 days ago)

adapter

Sosane said, (34 days ago)

I lost my iPod. So I'm stuck with commercial radio as well. It's not sooooo bad right now cos I've got all the Chicago stations, which collectively, can provide enough non-crap to satisfy me, but I'm gonna have to go back to Innnnndiana and if I don't find my iPod by then. I'LL DIE. SO MUCH COUNTRY and Christian radio. ACK.

the way i get by said, (34 days ago)

SOSANE DOESN'T PITCHFORKMEDIA HAVE A STATION YET? 'COS THAT WOULD BE THE BEST EVER!

can't tell if i'm sarcastic or not CAN YOU?

Jay Def said, (34 days ago)

Get a car stereo with an Aux port?

That's what I did...but mainly because my car stereo came with a CD player and not a cassette player.

Muppy said, (34 days ago)

@jay - That's probably the last option, and one that I'm researching. I know it would work, but I'm actually looking at not going for the most expensive option right off the bat (ZOMG).

Jay Def said, (34 days ago)

Yeah, I can understand that. I ended up spending more than I wanted to for mine, but I'm very happy with it. (Also, I decided to be lazy and not install it myself.) If you can do your own installation, you can get a pretty decent system for not a lot of money.

Xopchipili said, (34 days ago)

I did the same for my car. A lot of stereos come with aux ports now, so you don't need to get a pricy one. And, even if its only an average stereo, you shit's gonna sound WAY better through a line in instead of a cassette adapter.

Jay Def said, (34 days ago)

I agree with Xop.

Khaaaaan said, (34 days ago)

Those things have a shelf life. It's a bummer. When I buy something I think, "Well at least I won't have to buy another one of those again." But thanks to planned obsolescence, we just have to get a new one.

Muppy said, (34 days ago)

Well, it's not the adapter itself. I bought a new one (same brand though) and encountered the same problem. The player SOMETIMES lets it play, but most of the time it's just a fickle bitch.

Naturelle Rivera said, (34 days ago)

Those things are really finicky. I had one that worked fine in my Tiburon and in my mom's Escape, but wouldn't play for more than a few minutes in my Mustang. I have, like, 4 of them, though, so I just switched 'em and then it played fine. idk.

Naturelle Rivera said, (34 days ago)

My yaris has an aux port, though, so I don't have to deal with that crap anymore.

Muppy said, (34 days ago)

Maybe I should just get an FM adapter.

Jay Def said, (34 days ago)

Those FM adaptors suck.

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