Introduction: Casset Player Safe

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I'm sure many of you are familliar with the hard drive safe, i will show you how to make a safe out of an old car casset tape player, which has over 2 times as much room.

Step 1: Find Your Device

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First, find an old casset player from a car junkyard.

Step 2: Get Your Tools.

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What you will need:
Old casset player
Screwdriver ( preferably ratcheting )
Screwdriver ends
Pliers and assorted cutters
Cable ties
High power soldering gun
Patience ( Very Important! )

Step 3: Step 1: Remove Knobs and Mounting

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Start by removing any mounting attachments and the knobs from the panel ( you may need pliers ).
Put these to the side.

Step 4: Step 2: Unscrew

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Remove the screws holding in the front panel.Cut any wires leading to it. Remove it and put it to the side along with the screws.

Step 5: Step 3: Begin Dismantaling

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Prying off the top, then remove the screws holding in the bottom, put these to the side. Remove the bottom.

Step 6: Step 4: Remove Soldered Connections.

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There will no doubt be soldered metal tabs attaching the circuit board. Use the soldering gun on high to remove them. heat until the solder is melted and quickly pull away with pliers, unless you have a solder remover.

Step 7: Step 5: Remove Hardware.

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Unscrew any visable screws and remove whatever parts that come loose. Then turn over the casset player and remove screws from the bottom of the circuit board and from the sides.

Step 8: Step 6: Picture

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It should now look like this.

Step 9: Step 7: Mutilation

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Cut any wires and remover any circuit boards, lights, ect., BUT keep the connections for the knobs in place! After correctly done it should look loke this.

Step 10: Step 8: Re-assembly

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Start by placing the bottom panel back in place,and holding it there with cable ties, tighten and trim them to have them as inconspicuous as possible.

Step 11: Step 9: Continued

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Bend back any metal that is in the way, and replace the top cover, leave it loose, but it should snap in.

Step 12: Step 10: Continued

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Now put back the front panel, and screw it back into place, put the knobs back in and your done!

Step 13: Comparisson

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These picture are to compare the size of this hidden safe to the hard drive safe.

Step 14: Video

This is a video showing you how it looks.

Step 15: Thanks

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Thank you for viewing my instructable, please feel free to post any coments or suggestions, they are appreciated.


Lftndbt (author)2009-04-30

Oh oh oh!!! That is AWESOME!!!

I like all these hidden safe I'bles, but you my friend have chosen a truly non-profitable item to hide yours within. Not even a bummed out crack head needin' a fix, would steal a casset player.
Nice work.

ksmith9 (author)Lftndbt2011-05-13

ALTHOUGH you'd probably not want to use one that says it was tested and came out OK! Maybe have one that says BROKE AS F---.

XOIIO (author)ksmith92011-05-14

Yeah lol

ksmith9 (author)Lftndbt2011-05-13

Totally seconded! LOL

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