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Power Button Snafu

The 818 has been the most faithful (and receptive) SW I have had so far, but of late, I cannot power up. When pressing the red power button, I always get a FLASHING "E" on the screen. At first this was only with the AC cord attached. When I disconnected that, and used fresh batteries, it would power up for awhile, but then, I had the same problem, AC or DC, and now I have a useless 818. Is this from a faulty power switch? Or possibly something else? Thanks! Dan

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Re: Power Button Snafu - Sangean ATS 818 AM/FM/SW Radio Personal Radios

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Re: Power Button Snafu

I think the E means a dead battery. You could have intermittent solder connection on your DC input jack. This could effect battery operation as well. Check for bad connections and resolder also look for broken traces at these connections. Good luck.

Posted on Dec 01, 2006

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My S350 powers on when I press the power button, plays for 5-7 seconds and then powers off. What is wrong?

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The problem you are having may be due to some configuration settings (such as a timer). Not dtecting the AM signal, may be due to interference from power lines. To improve AM reception (if there is something to improve) one should rotate the radio to orient the internal ferrite antenna. Using the radio close to a window can improve reception.
To enable you to diagnose the problems that may be due to some configuration setting I give you the link to the radio's manual.

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Turn on the radio and turn the AM/SW BAND switch to the AM position. MW appears in the display. Use the outer ‘fast’ tuning knob to find stations, fine tuning with the inner ‘slow’ knob
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• If there is interference from adjacent stations, place the BAND WIDTH control in the NARROW position. If there is no interference, leave it in the WIDE position.

• If there is excess background noise, turn on
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• If a station is so strong that audio distortion occurs, reduce the gain level with the AM/SW RF GAIN control knob by turning it counterclockwise.

• The telescopic antenna does not have to be extended for AM reception. The radio has an internal, directional, ferrite-bar antenna for AM reception.

• To optimize AM reception, swivel the radio until maximum signal strength is achieved.

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Look at right side of radio. Just above the volume knob is the keypad lock switch. Just switch it to the other postition. Should work fine.

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