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I've owned this receiver since the Summer 2001 and it worked well until the audio became intermittent several years later. Eventually, the unit was ON but all sound was dead. It turns out that there are solder joints that developed tiny solder breaks. These were found in the main power board on the large electrolytic capacitors and on the 7 power tab transistors that share a large square heat sink. Thermal cycling can cause microscopic solder joint breaks over years of use. After I re-soldered the broken joints the unit worked properly and is still in use in 2017. Consult a qualified electronics repair technician for the repair, which can be accessed via the removable panel on the bottom of the cabinet. Of course, be sure the unit is unplugged from AC power before starting your inspection and repair.

RCA RT2500... | Answered on Oct 16, 2017


Unfortunately, your question has too many variables. Try this. Unplug the unit. Plug it back in. When you first push the power button, you should immediately hear one mechanical click from the unit, followed by a second click with 5-10 seconds. If you don't hear the second click, the unit may have a condition known as DC Offset. It would be unusual to have DC Offset only within the first 5-10 minutes. It's possible that power supply has an issue where both the positive and negative voltages are not coming up at the same time.

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RCA RT2500... | Answered on May 24, 2015


If you are referring to the information display, it doesn't activate until you take the system out of standby (the bright blue LED at the corner is shining). When you hit the OFF button (on the system or the remote) and the blue LED shuts off, your info display comes on and says WELCOME.

RCA RT2500... | Answered on Apr 14, 2015


Using 2 3ohm speakers in parallel is not advisable on this amp. 1.5ohms is too much of a load on the final. Use the speakers in series if your going to. (+) sp (-)(+) sp (-)

RCA RT2500... | Answered on May 22, 2014


I had this same problem, check the power transistors attached to the heat sink near the large caps, they tend to get cold solder joints after lots of heating and cooling. 15 minutes and good soldering iron will probably make a huge difference. I added extra cooling fins to mine to help dissipate the heat. hopefully wont go bad real soon again. Also check the large caps while your in there, maybe a good time.

RCA RT2500... | Answered on Oct 02, 2013


they are 12000uf 63v

RCA RT2500... | Answered on Feb 22, 2013


I took your advice I unpluged the unit then held the power button in then pluged it back into power outlet the unit came on. There is one thing I might add I had to do it twice before the unit came on. Now how long will it work? Who knows

RCA RT2500... | Answered on Nov 11, 2012


on my tv u have to go to dvd page"
check cables etc turn off & elect appliances on helps

RCA RT2500... | Answered on Jul 29, 2012

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