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Sound cuts out

I have my headphones hooked up to my computer with the transmitter close by. The sound is clear and good but when the audio volume lowers such as a soft section of music or a silent moment in a movie I get a blast of static. I have minimized this some by jacking into my speakers and turning the volume way up. This works alright for a movie when the audio is continuous, but when I am listening to music, the pause between songs will always trigger this. The audio will not return unless I turn off my desktop speaker and turn it back on. Turning off and on the transmitter base works rarely. I can't find my model number on RCAs website, this worries me.

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Hi Sirxon,
My headphones are not RCA, but are wireless like yours. I get this symptom when my batteries get weak. Using a volt meter, you can test the batteries voltage. They need to read at least 1.2 volts each. Check the connection from the base to Headphones. My headphones do not have a physical connection, and if I place them in the base backwards, my headphones do not charge. It may be time to get you some new rechargeable batts. I hope this helps you.

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HI Heather,

Make sure you don't have the sound muted. Have you tried plugging in a set of headphones into the headphone jack? If you can hear sound with the headphones, most likely, the internal speakers have failed. If you still can't hear any sound, the audio output stage on the motherboard has failed. In either case, you will need to send the unit back for repair. Be sure to have your serial number handy. Register it online https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/marketing/register.htm
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