My rca RT2870 turns itself on and the remote cannot be used either. I have to get up and walk over and manually turn it offand before I get back over to my bed it comes on again by itself. It did this 5...
The problem could be from the remote control, check if the RCA theater system do function by pressing the button on it , if this responds meaning that your remote control is faulty.
Defective RCA theater remotes can be repaired. A remote control that does not respond well or that does not work at all probably has worn or defective component parts. Before investing in a replacement remote controller, first test the RCA theater unit to determine if it is not working properl4y. If all systems are in order, consider troubleshooting the remote control with some simple household tools and materials.
Things You'll Need:
Aluminum foil (silver and copper)
Check to see if the remote is not operating properly because of a bad theater. Press the power button on the RCA theater unit to make sure that the unit itself is working. Put in a dvd plate, press play on the RCA theater unit; if the dvd is playing, there are no problems with the unit. Press the stop button from the remote control. If the RCA theater does not respond, then the remote may be bad.
Narrow down the problem using an infrared radiation (IR) detector. The IR may have been switched off, causing interference and range problems between the VCR and its remote. Hit the RCA theater menu button on the unit and search for the IR signal sub-menu. Confer with the remote owner's manual to get the specific codes on resetting the IR signal or simply reset the IR detector back to its factory setting.
Clean or replace batteries. Old, corroded or dead batteries can be the cause of the remote malfunctioning. If batteries look corroded, clean off chemical deposits with a soft brush and remove debris with a lint-free cloth. Polish the ends of the batteries (the contacts) with a fiberglass brush or pencil eraser. If batteries appear to be dead, replace with new ones, positioning them in the correct order as identified in the battery compartment.
Clean out the battery compartment. Sometimes, it may not be the batteries causing the remote to malfunction, as gunk and dirt can accumulate in the battery compartment and cause the buttons to not respond to pressure. Remove stubborn crud inside the battery panel with a pencil eraser.
Disassemble the remote control's front panel with a small Phillips screwdriver. Use a minimal amount of water and mild detergent to wipe away grime and sugar deposits that may have formed around the rubber membrane keypad, circuit board and plastic case (use caution to not directly expose circuit board to liquids). Use a cotton ball to wipe down with isopropyl alcohol. Allow remote's contents to dry thoroughly before replacing components.
Correct a worn keypad on remote. According to Shaw Direct, "if you can see the rubber through the conductive material after cleaning, the pad is likely worn to the point of being non-functional." Disassemble the front cover of the remote, exposing the keys and its worn rubber keypad. Use epoxy to glue the aluminum or silver foil onto the control's rubber surface--make sure that you have cut out enough holes for the keys to fit over the foil before gluing. Replace front cover. Consider investing in a remote control keypad repair kit for seriously damaged rubber keypads.
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Jun 16, 2010 |
RCA RT2870 Theater System