cassettes

Why won't my Walkman play?

Cassette

Episode 1565

Peter from Ohio

Peter has an old Walkman, which is about 40 years old. But when he presses play, the cassette plays for one note and stops. Leo has a hunch that the motor in the walkman is probably worn out. If it can play other cassettes, that would point to the cassette that's gone bad. It could be fixed, but Leo suggests digitizing his entire cassette collection because the older they get, the more likely they will start peeling off the oxide coating and he'll lose his music. He should get a Crosley Cassette player and digitize them.

How can I convert cassette tapes to CD or DVD?

Episode 873

Ryan from Tallahassee, Florida

First Ryan will have to take the cassette and make it digital, he can make CDs or DVDs of them. There are two ways he could go about this process:

  • Buy a device designed to convert tapes.
  • If Ryan had a lot of tapes to convert, he could buy a product from Crosley. They make devices that digitize cassettes or albums, and can actually burn CDs or DVDs from these.