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Changing time on RCA CD clock radio

I lost the user manuel on my RCA CD Clock Radio Model# RP4801C. It is weird, I can change the minutes but not the hour. I tried hitting the set button but this only changes the time for the alarm to go off.

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  • wwanda3 Sep 20, 2007

    Here is the radio...

  • Tmerritt8 Dec 18, 2007

    WHen I am setting the time and alarms, the nap feature also activates. How can I turn off the nap timer once it is set?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2008

    RCA RP4801C I also lost the instructions. Is their anywhere I could download the instructions for this clock radio/alarm/cd player? Don't know how to set clock, alarm or work cd player. Help!

  • Diane Weyenberg Wouters

    Lost instruction manual for RCA 4801C. Is their anywhere I can download it? Need to find out how to set clock, alarm, play cd. Help!

  • ronpagano Mar 22, 2008

    need to change the time

  • marnyr Aug 01, 2008

    I have the model RP4801A which appears exactly the same as wwanda3's. I cannot set the time, and after several attempts, I have an addtional problem in that the alarm comes on anywhere from 5.15 a.m. to 5.45 a.m. This is happening after an unplanned power outage here in the Yukon. Before I throw the radio out, can you offer some help?

    Thank you.

    Marny Ryder

  • mckenzie9 Nov 02, 2008

    Why does RCA make it so difficult? Why isn't there a CLOCK change the time for CLOCKS should not be a treasure hunt!!! HELP!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    I can't stand this clock radio. It is not easy to operate at all. Setting the time sucks, and that NAP option always pops up and stays on and it is a ***** to get ride of! ugh!

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    I don't have the owners manual and I don't know how to change the time forward or backwards 1 hour on the RCA RP5435C clock radio. Thank you.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    clock time is on 24hour not 12 hour

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Model No. RP3702A


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UNPLUG!!! Wait 15 seconds. Plug in again, CLOCK will flash 12am.
Press "set" button ONCE.
Press Double Back Arrows |<< to go backward from Midnight
Press Double Forward Arrows |>> to go forward from Midnight

(Either press-hold the Double Arrows for quick minute-scroll or repeat-press Double Arrow for a slower minute-by-minute change.)

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

  • Richard Jones
    Richard Jones May 01, 2014

    Unplugging is key to this operation, but DO NOT press the SET key at all. This will put you in Alarm Set mode. Just kill power, the numbers will flash, then set the time, then reset the color numbers you want and you're done.

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    Bob Strong Apr 03, 2016

    It really works, I got this unit at a local thrift shop to play cd's but couldn't set the time for my life,people couldn't figure it out either ,by reading this post it worked on the first try and really thank you very much for that info!!!! For others it does work and is the only thing that does work!!!!


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Closest available RCA CD-CLOCK RADIO USER MANUAL online is for Model #RP5610 at this location:
If unable to link to that webpage, go to RCA Tech Support page at: and click on "download manual".

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My daughter received a RCA cd clock radio for Christmas as an exchange gift, no manuel was included. How do I set the time and alarm? RP5605 Smart Snooze

Posted on Dec 26, 2010

RCA RP4801C Clock Radio - How to change the time:
Press the SET button three times.
Press and hold down the Double Back Arrows |<<
The time will move backwards.

Posted on Nov 18, 2007

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