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You Will Need
- Cotton swabs
- Isopropyl alcohol (also known as rubbing alcohol)
Open the player
Open the door to your cassette player by pressing the eject button.
Dip the tip of a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol, also known as isopropyl alcohol.
Clean the tape head
Clean the metal tape head with the tip of the cotton swab, rubbing it both horizontally and vertically.
Keep cleaning the head with new alcohol-dipped swabs until a fresh one comes away clean.
Clean guides and pins
Clean all the tape guides, rollers and plastic and metal pins the same way you cleaned the tape head.
Wipe the reels
Wipe the reels with a rubbing-alcohol soaked cotton swab. This time, a black residue on the swab is acceptable. Now pop in your favorite mixtape.