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Run through your menu settings to see what should be working, and not muted or in functions not being used. Otherwise have it checked by a technician, it may a power supply out or a bad digital sound processor board. Also check your speaker cords, they may be shorting, putting your unit in output shutdown protection.

RCA RT2280... | Answered on Sep 21, 2016


Make sure the digital setting (optical/coaxialor analog)is correct.

If youre connection is differet from default setting
1.select the source
2.press function
3.rotate multi jog to toggle among optical/coaxil/analog to match
yuor connection.
your selection will be stored automatically.
every time you press the source button the input setting(dvd/opti)
will be show on display.
heres a link to the manual go tto page 21 advanced settings.

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=surround+sound+RT2280+AHHH&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&ved=0CEMQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fsupport.radioshack.com%2Fsupport_audio%2Fdoc66%2F66651.pdf&ei=G2QMUbKqMOOY0QWJlYBw&usg=AFQjCNG2gc-bExNRynH2JEV22sR-L_ggDg&bvm=bv.41867550,d.d2k

RCA RT2280... | Answered on Feb 02, 2013


Could be a bad connection on a voltage regulator. (most likely on a 15v line) And check for a bad capicator (one of the larger ones) 4700uf 16v I think. The cap may have vented or the top may have domed.

It is repairable, Parts and labor around $75-100.

RCA RT2280... | Answered on Nov 27, 2012


My RCA 2280 receiver went out on me one day. I thought I'd have to take it to the shop. But before I do that I'll check the fuse because I took it to the shop once before and the repair man said that it was the fuse, he replace it with a new one. So I thought that I would take a look inside first. I took the cover off and looked around and notice that the fuse looked loose. It was loose. I just push it all the way in, replace the cover, plugged it back up and it worked.
As far as the on and off problem goes (which happened to me too) the speaker wire coming from one of the speakers to the back of the receiver were crossed, over loading the system causing it to over heat resulting in it shutting off. I found that the wire was going from red to the gray instead of red to red and gray to gray. Once I rearranged the speaker wires I had no more problems and that was years ago. I haven't had anymore trouble sense. I've had the receiver maybe 12 years now.
Except for today with the Dish Network 20.0 IR 155681 remote control for the 722k HD/DVR. I tried everything in their book but I can't get it to control the RCA 2280 surround sound volume. Anybody gotta clue? I would surely appreciate it. Good Luck.

RCA RT2280... | Answered on May 30, 2012


My rr2280 is on stand by i wanna know how can i fix it

RCA RT2280... | Answered on Dec 31, 2011


The only optical option is through the satalite function. After I hooked up my xbox 360 with optical audio, I pushed the SAT button on the front of the RCA receiver then turned the multi jog wheel until it read "optical" out came surround sound. I hope this helps you.

RCA RT2280... | Answered on Dec 11, 2011

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