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Aux to Cassette Adapter Teardown and Explanation

Aux to Cassette Adapter Teardown and Explanation

 

Those little car cassette adapters are and were invaluable to people wanting something other than a cassette player in their car without the cost of upgrading the radio are deceivingly simple. Since they are simple.
This is a teardown and explanation of one picked up at a dollar store, and it is certainly amusing.

An explanation on how the tape head stuff works is to follow.

Screw Nubbin Complication

Screw Nubbin Complication

My solution to annoying security screws.

Yes there is an edit in it, but this isn’t trickery, it’s legit.

Dead Hard Drives - Fixing a Stuck Head

Dead Hard Drives – Fixing a Stuck Head

I had a stack of drives, many dead, and experimented in making them work again.

Opening Cassette Tray on an SAE C102

Opening Cassette Tray on an SAE C102

How to open up an SAE C102 Cassette deck. Useful if you have a cassette stuck in it. This isn’t a full belt replacement tutorial, but these steps are a necessary part in getting to the belts, so it should help.

Simple Air Compressor Teardown

Simple Air Compressor Teardown

 

It’s always fun to do teardowns, even if it doesn’t end up as crazy complicated as you want.

Power Supply Repair

Power Supply Repair

Dead power supply (realistically a charger), I offer some tips on finding and repairing similar dead electronics.

This is the charger for an older Sony Handycam, the design principal is similar to most any brand charger/supply though.

Co-Producer VI Transfer Device Teardown

Teardown of a large box meant for transferring prints or film to a VHS camera, as well as mixing audio and even enhancing video signals. It’s basically a 90s video editing powerhouse, since home PCs weren’t really capable of video editing by any definition.

My Anti-Static Setup

I don’t have an elaborate anti-static, but anything helps.

HP C200 Digital Camera Teardown

Teardown of the HP C200 Digital Camera, a 1 Megapixel camera!

Most of the chips in it are so specialized that I couldn’t find any info on them, but I try to go over what I can with it, as well as show how much power it draws.

Electric Screwdriver Failure Analysis and Teardown

Here’s a story about an electric screwdriver that no longer had any drive.

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