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RCA 5430A - some display elements don't illuminate

Had my 5430 dual-alarm model about 7 months. For past two months, one by one, some of the LED elements of the numbers have stopped illuminating. (It's a challenge to figure out what time it is!) Also, for BOTH alarms the "radio alarm" indicator does not light up anymore. Seems like every couple days a different LED goes dead.

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  • JoeAir Sep 15, 2008

    Same as mentioned before. I purchased this unit from walmart. Don't know if this is a cheaper version of their products. 

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SOURCE: Emerson Smartset alarm clock

I found the manual on this site:
http://www.emersonradio.com/owners/SmartSet%20Series/

Just click on your model number.

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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SOURCE: RCA RP3721 Alarm won't shut off

To turn alarm off completely, press WAKE1 and WAKE2 until the bell-shaped indicators go off.  
As for resetting the alarm (buzzer), press SET WAKE/CLOCK untill SET and WAKE! light.  Press left- or right+ arrow to set time.  Press WAKE1 until bell-shaped indicator comes on.  

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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SOURCE: need operating instructions for RCA clock radio Mod. 5430

The instruction manual will not help you, because it doesn't address this problem head on.  You're having this problem because the time changed, and the clock has an automatic setting.    As long as the batteries are in the clock and it's plugged up, it automatically computes the time. I just discovered the solution.  Unplug the clock, take out the batteries and WAIT about an hour.  Plug it back up, and the time will flash, allowing you to change the time.  You do this with the button on the top back which says wake up 1 and wake up 2.  Push that button all the way to the right to the setting that looks like a little clock, then press the forward button on the top of the clock to set the correct time.  Then put your batteries in and you're good to go!  (til the time changes again:)  Good luck!    

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Good Morning. I was given

Following are the instructions for the RP5610 which looks very similar to the 4801A (that I also have). The only difference in the instructions is that the 4801A doesn't have a clock icon, just press the SET button until the center colon dots are flashing, Press the rewind or fast forward arrows on the circle next to it to set the time. Set the alarms by pressing the set button until bell 1 or 2 is displayed. Nap is also set with the set button - not sure how to stop it yet.

To set the clock:

  1. Press the SET button until the clock icon is displayed (circle with hands at 10 and 2)
  2. Press |<< REV or >>| FWD to set the time.
  3. AM or PM icon will show besides the time.

Posted on Dec 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Cannot turn off the alarm on my RCA clock radio rp5430

Look at the display. Look for a number 1 or a number 2 to determine which alarm is on. If you see a number 1, push the 1 button on the top right side of the alarm clock until the number light goes off (1 or 2 times, depending on whether it is set to beep or radio alarm). When the number is not lit up, the alarm is off.

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

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SOURCE: How do you set the time and alarm on the RP5600A

Setting Clock
1. Press SET repeatedly until a clock icon
shows on the display.
2. Press REV or FWD to set the clock
time. The time decrements or
increments will follow by a faster rate
when you press and hold the buttons.
AM or PM icon will also show beside
the time.
3. Press SET when finished.
Setting Wake Time
This unit allows two wake times to be set.
1. Press SET repeatedly on the top of the
unit until you see WAKE 1 or WAKE 2
flashes on the display.
2. Press REV or FWD to set the respective
wake time. The time decrements or
increments will follow by a faster rate
when you press and hold the buttons.
3. Press SET repeatedly until you see no
WAKE 1, WAKE 2 or icon the
display.
Selecting Wake Source
You may be woken up by radio, CD or alarm.
1. If your desired wake source is radio or
CD:
• Wake by radio - select an AM or FM
station (see directions on “Radio”).
• Wake by CD - insert a CD in the CD
compartment. If you want to be
woken up by a specific track on the
CD, press and hold wake up - cd
track
on the top of the unit and at the
same time press REV or FWD to select
a desired track.
2. Set a wake time (see above direction).
3. Press WK-1 or WK-2 repeatedly at the
front of the unit to select a waking
mode. Corresponding icon lights on
the front of the unit.
- Wake 1 by alarm
- Wake 1 by radio
- Wake 1 by CD
In case of Wake 2, “2” shows at the
centre of the icons.

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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From the manual:

Setting the Clock
1. Press and hold the Time Set Button until the display begins flashing
2. Press the Reverse or Forward Button to set the time. Holding a button for a few seconds will advance or reverse the time rapidly. Set the correct AM/PM time, shown by the PM Indicator on the display
3. After setting the time, press the Enter Button or wait about ten seconds for the unit to beep twice and the display to return to the normal mode

Setting the Calendar (It is important to set the correct date in order to use the 7-5-2 Alarm settings)
1. Press and hold the Date Set/7-5-2 Button until the display flashes and the year replaces the month/day at the bottom of the display
2. Press the Reverse or Forward Button to set the correct year, and then press the Enter Button. The unit will beep and the display will show the month and day. Again, press the Reverse or Forward
Button to set the current date
3. After setting the date, press the Enter Button or wait ten seconds to return to the normal display mode

Setting the AM/FM Radio Alarm
1. Press and hold the Radio Alarm Button until the settings and radio frequency appear on the display.
2. Press the Reverse or Forward Button to set the alarm time.
3. Use the AM/FM Band Button or the Memory Set 1-6 Buttons to select a radio station to wake up to. Adjust the alarm volume using the Volume Thumbwheel
4. After setting the wake time and sound, you will need to select your 7-5-2 setting. The 7-5-2 setting lets you set the alarm for a full week, Monday through Friday, or the weekend. Before setting the alarm, be sure that you have set the date, as shown in the Setting the Clock and Calendar section. While the display is still flashing, press the Date Set/7-5-2 Button until the desired setting is shown at the top of the display.
5. After you have programmed the radio alarm, press the Enter Button or wait ten seconds to return to the clock display. The Radio Alarm Indicator will appear on the display, showing that the alarm is set.

Setting the Nature Sounds Alarm
1. Press and hold the Sounds Alarm Button until the settings and Nature Sounds Indicator appear
2. Press the Reverse or Forward Button to set the alarm time
3. Use the Nature Sounds Button to select a nature sound to wake to. There is a choice of four sounds:
Sound #1: Ocean Surf
Sound #2: Forest Spring
Sound #3: Rushing Brook
Sound #4: Summer Wind
4. After setting the wake time and sound, you will need to select your 7-5-2 setting. The 7-5-2 setting lets you set the alarm for a full week, Monday through Friday, or the weekend. Before setting the alarm, be sure that you have set the date, as shown in the Setting the Clock and Calendar section. While the display is still flashing, press the Date Set/7-5-2 Button until the desired setting is shown at the top of the display.
5. After you have programmed the nature sounds alarm, press the Enter Button or wait ten seconds to return to the clock display. The Nature Sounds Alarm Indicator will appear on the display.

Setting the Buzzer Alarm
1. Press and hold theBuzzer Alarm Buttonuntil the alarm setting appears on the display.
2. Press the Reverse or Forward Button to set the alarm time.
3. After setting the wake time and sound, you will need to select your 7-5-2 setting. The 7-5-2 setting lets you set the alarm for a full week, Monday through Friday, or the weekend. Before setting the alarm, be sure that you have set the date, as shown in the Setting the Clock and Calendar section. While the display is still flashing, press the Date Set/7-5-2 Button until the desired setting is shown at the top of the display.
4. After you have programmed the buzzer alarm, press the Enter Button or wait ten seconds to return to the clock display. The Buzzer Alarm Indicator will appear on the display, showing that the alarm is set.

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How do I keep the alarm from flashing? I just want to turn off both alarms. Timex nature sounds with cd T621T, Thank you


Hello, To turn off the alarms follow these steps -
  1. After the alarm sounds, press the "F" alarm off/reset button to shut the alarm off but retain the 7-5-2 alarm settings.
  2. If you want to turn the alarms completely off and cancel the 7-5-2 settings, press the "alarm" button so that the "alarm" indicator is no longer visible. As long as you can see the word "alarm" on the display the alarms will continue to go off according to your 7-5-2 alarm settings.
Regards, Tony

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How do i set my alarm and when do i know it is on or off....keeps coming on and i dont know how to shut off the alarm...thank you


This clock radio features a dual alarm system, with two separate alarms that can be operated independently. The alarms can be set to wake two people at different times, or to have a main alarm and a backup. One alarm features your choice of radio stations as an alarm wake sound, while the second features a buzzer wake sound. You can set the radio alarm, the buzzer alarm, or both alarms.
Setting Radio Alarm
1. Press the "Alarm Set" Button. The display will flash and the Radio Alarm Indicator will appear. If you do not begin setting the time within ten seconds of pressing the it, the display will stop flashing andd you will need to press the "alarm Set Button again. 2. While the display flashes, press the "Tuning/Set" Buttons to set the wake time. Hold a button for a few seconds to advance the time rapidly. Be sure to set the correct AM/PM time, as shown by the PM Indicator. 3. After setting the radio alarm time, you will need to select the station to wake up to. First, press the "AM/FM" Button to select a radio frequency. Next, select a station using the "Radio Preset Buttons". Rotate the Volume Thumbwheel to set a wake sound volume level. 4. After setting the radio alarm wake time and sound, you will need to select your 7-5-2 setting. The 7-5-2 setting lets you set the alarm for a full week, weekdays only, or the weekend. Before setting the alarm, be sure that the correct date is set. 5. After you have set the radio alarm wake time, wake sound, and 7-5-2 setting, press the "Alarm Set" Button twice so that the display shows the standard, non-flashing display.
Setting Buzzer Alarm
1. Press the "Alarm Set" Button twice. The display will flash and the Buzzer Alarm Indicator will appear. 2. While the display flashes, press the "Tuning/Set" Buttons to set the wake time, as described above. 3. After setting the buzzer wake time, use the "Date/7-5-2" Button to select the buzzer. 4. After you have set the buzzer wake time and 7-5-2 setting, press the "Alarm Set" Button once so that the display shows the standard, non- flashing display.
Activating the Alarms
1. To activate the radio alarm, press the "Radio Alarm" Button so that the Radio Alarm Indicator appears on the display. As long as this indicator appears, the alarm will sound at the set time and days. 2. To activate the buzzer alarm, press the "Buzzer Alarm" Button so that the Buzzer Alarm Indicator appears on the display. As long as this indicator appears, the alarm will sound at the set time and days. 3. When the alarm sounds, press the " Off/Reset" Button to turn off the alarm while still maintaining the programmed 7-5-2 alarm settings. To turn off an alarm and cancel its 7-5-2 settings, press its "Alarm Button" so that its Alarm Indicator no longer appears on the display. 4. To activate the snooze feature, press the "Snooze/Night-Light" Bar when the alarm sounds. The alarm will shut off for approximately nine minutes before sounding again. The feature can be repeated several times during the one-hour snooze cycle. 5. If it is not turned off, the alarm will sound for an hour before stopping. As long as an Alarm Indicator appears on the display, the alarm will sound at the set time, according to the 7-5-2 settings.

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Set the cllock GE Model no 7-4801 A


To set the clock: 1. Press the SET button, the" : " will flash on the display 2. Press REV or FWD to set the time 3. AM or PM icon will show beside the time
The full manual can be found here, http://www.manualsonline.com/mdownloads/f8c57200-2d5f-c184-7944-ec02d8f9e065.pdf

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Our Ferguson FRG-CR100D DAB Alarm Clock Radio has lost its digital display - it just shows 16 illuminated blank oblongs in the display panel. It doesn't respond to pressing any buttons, e.g. DAB/Clock,...


Hello
I experienced a similar problem some time ago. I thought I was responsible for the problem because I run the radio of a dual voltage shaver socket and accidentally switched the socket output to 110v. From that point on the radio did excactly what you described. I perservered in trying to find out why but to no avail so I abandoned it. Some months later out of curiosity I plugged it, switched it on and it worked perfectly.
Try leaving it unplugged for a few days (which by this time will have already passed). It may just recover like mine did.

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How do I Set Time on a RCA 5430 A Alarm Clock


follow the below link..., I was able to find a pdf. on the fixya website.

http://157.254.235.130/public/RP5430_ib.pdf

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I need an instruction manual for my RCA Clock Radio Model RP3750A. Can't turn off the alarm - want radio to come on with the radio and not the alarm.


There are three buttons under the heading "Dual Wake", WK1, Cancel, WK2. The WK buttons refer to the two wake time settings you can have. Press Cancel and then WKx. That will turn off the alarm. If you press WKx more than once, it will cycle through small symbols on the bottom of the screen with the number x in front of them. First symbol means it will have a sound alarm for alarm x, second symbol means it will have a radio alarm and the third symbol means it will play the CD to alarm. You set the time for alarm with the slide switch at the back of the unit, selecting WK1 for alarm 1 and WK2 for alarm 2. You can have both alarms active at once, or either one singly.

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1.slide "return to time"to off, slide "backlight" to on
2.each press of the mode button goes through "time, temperature, year, month(M looks like an H) and day(D), alarm1, "2, "3, , Birthday Celebration, countdown/stopwatch"
3. when on the category u want to change, press and hold set button for 3 secs, adjust with up and down and the hit set when done with each adjustment

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Clock radio display doesn't light up.


I just got a similar model at Big Lots a few months ago. A T439S. There some funky stuff they do with those displays it could be that the lamp is wearing out. 7 years is good life for them.

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