Tip & How-To about RCA DRC8030N

How to format the internal Hard Drive

To format the HD in the DRC8030N, do the following. Power off the unit (so you only get the clock on the LCD) and then press and hold the PLAY and OPEN/CLOSE buttons for about 5-6 seconds or until you get the FORMATING word in the LCD. It will do this for about 5 seconds and voila, you are back in business. Keep in mind that by doing the following you will loose all your saved info like saved titles and such. So if you have a saved TV show that you really do not want to erase, then record it to a DVD Disk first

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I need the user manual for an alarm clock called clok. I can't set the time or radio stations


These steps will only work while your unit is OFF. The power button is located at the top left face of the unit.

How to set time?

1. With the unit OFF, press and hold down the Clock/Display/Play/Pause button for at least 5 seconds.
2. While still holding the Clock/Display/Play/Pause button, press the Hour, and then the Minute button to adjust the hour and the minute on the time.
3. After selecting the correct hour and minute time, release the Clock/Display/Play/Pause button to set the clock.

How to set the alarm?
1. With the unit OFF, press and hold down the AL1 or AL2 button for at least 5 seconds. (an alarm icon will flash on the lcd display)
2. While still holding down the AL1 or AL2 button, press the Hour and the Minute button o adjust the hour and minute on the alarm time.
3. After selecting the correct time for alarm, release the AL1 or AL2 button to set the Alarm time.
4. Press the AL1 or AL2 button consecutively to switch alarm one and alarm two between sounding to a buzzer, the currently set radio or a docked iPod.

Apr 17, 2011 | Audio Players & Recorders

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my drc8030n says I am out of space


To format the HD in the DRC8030N, do the following. Power off the unit (so you only get the clock on the LCD) and then press and hold the PLAY and OPEN/CLOSE buttons for about 5-6 seconds or until you get the FORMATING word in the LCD. It will do this for about 5 seconds and voila, you are back in business. Keep in mind that by doing the following you will loose all your saved info like saved titles and such. So if you have a saved TV show that you really do not want to erase, then record it to a DVD Disk first. I hope this helps

Jan 11, 2009 | RCA DRC8030N

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alarm clock and time w/ clok smooth ipod system


Hi,

According to the instructions that we received with our clock. You should be able to get the Instruction manual from prodinfo@gpx.com. It is also supposed to be under the support section of the website www.dpi-global.com but I couldn't find such a link.

However the "Operational Support" insert has the following:

Setting the clock
1. With the unit powered off, press and hold the "Clock/Display/Play/Pause Button" for at least 4 seconds.
2. While holding the "Clock/Display/Play/Pause Button", press the "Hour" and "Minute Buttons" to adjust the hour and minute on the time.
3. When the correct time is selected, release the "Clock/Display/Play/Pause Button" to set the clock

Setting the Alarms
1. With the unit powered off, press and hold the "AL1" or "AL2" Button for at least 4 seconds.
NOTE: An alarm icon will begin to flash on the LCD display.

2. While holding the "AL1" or "AL2" Button, press the "Hour" and "Minute Buttons" to adjust the hour and minute on the alarm time.

3. When the correct time is selected, release the "AL1" or "AL2" Button to set the clock.

4. Press the "AL1" or "AL2" Button consecutively to switch alarm one and alarm two between sounding to a buzzer, the currently set radio station, or a docked iPod.

Nov 28, 2008 | Digital Products International Clok Smooth...

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RCA DRC8030N


Hi. I recenlty fixed a unit with the same problem and I had to replace the motherboard. I could not get the remote to do a darn thing and the front pannel buttons would not do a thing either. Before going to the extreme, and if you still have functionality via the front pannel buttons, try to reset/format the unit. Keep in mind that this will erase everything on the hard drive. While in the main menu and with no DVD disk inside, press and hold the play and open buttons for about 7 seconds until you get the FORMAT message on the LCD. If this does nothing to leviate your problem, then replacing parts will be needed. I do have plenty of mother boards and hard drives left and would not mind selling them. Thanks.

Aug 20, 2008 | RCA DRC8030N

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AFTER 6 HRS RECORDING MESSAGE DISPLAYS NO MORE SPACE LEFT


It is true that the manual says it can record 100 or more hours...but that is at the lowest resolution. You can go to the menu screen and from there go to the recording properties and play around with different recording resolutions that best fit your recording needs. Also, the DVR uses a Hard Drive just as any computer does and within' time it becomes fragmented... that may cause it to record less hours even if you delete recordings. You can format the internal hard drive by going to the main menu screen and press and hold (for about 10 seconds) the OPEN and PLAY buttons on the unit (not the remote). At this time you should see the words FORMAT on the LCD screen and the unit will shut off. Keep in mind that formatting will erase everything on the hard drive so make sure you back up to DVD whatever you want to keep. Hope this helps.

Jun 23, 2008 | RCA DRC8030N

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