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Transmitter not working

I've had this for about six months now. worked fine until recently now the power light just flashes briefly when power plug is inserted then nothing.

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  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2007

    I'm having the same problem

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2008

    Same problem described - frustrating!!

  • Weston Dunn Feb 07, 2008

    I have had this system for less then 2 months and the first time I plugged it in nothing happened. Still the power goes out from time to time.

  • alexioux May 11, 2008

    Same for us !


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  • Anonymous Jun 06, 2008

    Transamitter broken. Flash of the diode light and nothing happening. Similar to the others. Tested the AC supply and it was good.

  • Anonymous Jun 18, 2008

    Same problem here. Use it at school for my class and speakers still work. Should be a way to order the part. I will check

  • delerious Jun 20, 2008

    Exact same problem here! As I unplug from AC outlet, green power light will flash on, then immediately off, EVERY time! I have ordered a new power cord and will advise if this helps.

  • jrzboy5055 Jun 26, 2008

    I have same problem, green light will light up as I unplug the cord for a second.

    Where can you purchase a new transmitter?

  • saint1a Jul 05, 2008

    Has anyone found where you can buy a replacement transmitter? Mine have worked for well over a year, but like everyone else's the power to the transmitter has gone ****.

  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    Same problem... power to my WSP155 transmitter isn't working. Looking for a solution of how to fix this problem/where to buy a new transmitter only.

  • kenwang Jul 24, 2008

    Have the same problem. Got the RCA WSP155 2 yrs ago from a friend (Christmas gift exchange). Power to transmitter isn't working now.

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    Transmitter won't power up. Power light flashes briefly when plugged in.

  • RstyHalo01 Aug 15, 2008

    I have the same problem I purchased this set for our new age retail store we're opening next week with no music !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    EXACT same problem, Can't find a replcement transmitter, not even had it for a year. RCA will never be another brand I purchase again..


  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    Had this for less than a year and now the light will flash briefly and nothing. I just love it when you throw $100 out the window for ****!!

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    Same problem here. The light just gives a brief flash when I unplug it or plug it in. Have had it for about 5 months. My wife is going crazy without them.

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    I had the same problem. Plug in the transmitter and light would flsh for a second. I opened the transmitter up and found the solder broke loose from the circuit board. I resoldered it and it works fine.

  • johnpost Mar 16, 2009

    I am having the same problem. I have had the unit for less than 1 year

  • DTLJ May 23, 2009

    Summer is here and I open my RCA WSP 155's for the deck. I must of thrown the transmitter out last year. I do remember having the same problem as described by all. Power light on transmitter LED flash and then nothing. I read someone had a broken wire and simply re-soldered it. I wish I had kept the transmitter to open it and see if I could repair it if indeed I have that same problem.



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You can 'pump up' the circuit on the transmitter by pumping the power connector in and out of of the back of the tranmitter to the beat of Beethoven's 5th: da duh duh duh, da duh duh duh, da Duh Duh.

It is a little awkward the first few times you try. You have to get the power connector in far enough each pump that the unit gets a pulse of power. It has to be pumped at the right pace, not too fast, not too slow, the beat of Beethoven's 5th is pretty quick and just right.

I have been powering our WSP155 transmitter unit on at work this way for several months. We originally had 4 sets of these, only using 1 transmitter at a time. 1 transmitter, 8 speakers. Over the course of a year or two, all of the tranmitters went bad the same way and now that I discovered how, I can make them all power on using this method, so I am pretty sure yours will power on this way too.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

  • mattlorenzjr Apr 05, 2009

    Also, interestingly, the underside of the unit says it accepts 12 volts, but when I put a volt meter on the original power supply, I find the original power supply is providing 21 volts. I have 4 units and all 4 original power supplies are providing 21 volts.


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My system stopped transmitting yesterday for no apparent reason.

Posted on May 14, 2008


Great.. Anyone figure out how to fix this problem.

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

Great. me too. got this for my husband for christmas - guess i'll have to get another - different brand this time!

Posted on May 18, 2008

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Same problem - diode flashes once briefly when I plug the unit it and then nothing. Only had it about 18 month and neither the dealer (Best Buy) nor the distributor has been of any help.

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