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Old 06-06-17, 05:59 PM
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I have a 97 Ls400 with a nakamichi radio. My tape player will not play and spits tape out after 3 seconds my 6 disc cd changer will not read cd's anymore Im
trying to figure out what the problem could be
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tape player is ancient so there cold be many issues, however I find that if there is no data on the tape (i.e. like an adapter for a mini jack) the head unit either spit it out or revert back to radio or CD.
as for the CD player, make sure you have the CD orientation correct. I found out the hard way that the CDs need to be facing upward (label side down against the magazine tray)!
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If you're using one of those Aux players to play Pandora or something, there's a way to fix the cassette where it won't spit out.

Do a search on here for cassette player fix, I found a guy that removed a rubber over run stopper from inside the cassette and did a DIY. Mine works perfectly now. It used to spit out every 10 seconds like yours
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Originally Posted by timmy0tool View Post
As for the CD player, make sure you have the CD orientation correct. I found out the hard way that the CDs need to be facing upward (label side down against the magazine tray)!
This is good advice! I had the discs in what I thought was correct (label side up) and this instantly solved the problem. However many discs you have loaded in the 6 disc magazine, they must all be in correctly (label side down) or you get the error message on the display, "Error Code 21".
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