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Tuner seems to go out of tune after it plays for about 5-10 minutes

It is strange when I first tune in a station it is fine and playes clear.  Then after about 5 to 10 minutes there will be interference and it keeps getting worse until you can't understand any of the music anymore.  If I change the station and come back to it then it is clear again.  For some reason it seems like the stereo does not keep the station tuned in.  I hope this is a simple problem with a simple fix.  I tried changing the positions of the antenna around and it didn't help.  Also, none of the other radios in my house have a problem getting in the station that this has a problem with.

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  • brothaguns Nov 08, 2007

    I when i turn the radio on i get an open error 255 and was wondering if there was a way to fix it

  • tonywayne Dec 16, 2007

    i have the same error message with my rs2664 "open error 255" Any fix?

  • Christina Abfall Mar 14, 2008

    When I play FM the station drifts to the next .02 on the dial after a few minutes and after a few more minutes it moves another .02. Eventually It happens again and I siwtch back to the original position. I keep doing this the whole time I am listening to the radio. My husband says take it back.

    I have noticed too if I return to the original position it will clear and then fade again.

  • NPR Nut Mar 14, 2008

    My problem is similar. When you first turn it on it is fine then it looses the station and the static gets worse and worse. If you turn it on and off, it will tune back in. Each time I turn it on and off it stays on the station longer but then eventually looses it.

  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2008

    i thought i was going crazy-my radio did the same thing

    tune it in then did station would drift away-i bought it at wal mart

    waited to long to take it back-now i,m going to try to email rca

    to see if they will help me-tried changing antenna -but nothing worked


  • wolfpackmars Nov 08, 2008

    My radio also drifts and now I get the "Open Error 255" message and can't play anything with the radio.

  • higguns Mar 09, 2009

    my tuner aslo fades out after listening to one station for a while. switching the station and then switching back works for abit, but it gets annoying after a while. can you please show us what we need to solder to fix this problem? i've contacted rca but haven't heard back from them yet.

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    ha i have had all these problems with cd an radio



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If you have soldering iron ,solder the rf coils ,this colis many cases have poor soldring wich will off tune agc.therefore you notice channels off tuned.

Posted on Dec 17, 2007


I dont have thesame problem.. When i insert the cd inside the radio it got jammed and now only the radio works .. I cant play any Cd's and when i call the manufacturers to see if it can be fixed half of the numbers are disconnected...Is this problem fixable? i hope so......

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