Recording a cassette?

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    OK I have an 8-track tape with a song on it that almost no one has ever heard of.

    I want to copy the music to a cassette tape so I can play it on my Sony Walkman, but when I pressed the play and record buttons at the same time, like it says on the instructions, the recorder made a loud screeching sound and began to smoke.

    How do I copy one track from this 8-track?
     
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    8-Tracks?

    Cassettes?

    What is this, 1972?
     
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    Easy first you need a working 8 track player....

    Then you need 2 matching transformers that is 10K ohm to 8 ohm impediance.
    connect the 8 ohm sides to the speakers on the 8 track player. on the 10k ohm dsides of the transformers atach a stereo mini plug (schematic avail on request) or RCA plugs. Connect these to the record inpyt on the casette deck.
    Push play on the 8 track and record on the casette assuming the correct ta[pes are in each machine.
     
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    Don't be silly. FF to the track you want and get your little cassette microphone real close to the speaker and push record.

    :cuckoo:
     
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    Ahh but then it will record your farts as well.
     
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    Gee thanks!

    I tried this and whereas the recorder was smoking before, it has now burst into flames.

    Some help you are. :doubt:
     
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    You really should not have let the smoke out of it.
    Once they lose their smoke it is all over.
     

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