Question about RCA RT2280 System
We lost the remote for the RCA RT2280, we now have Direct TV, but the codes in the Direct TV book for programing its remote to other components does not give correct code for RCA RT2280. Please help with said code
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: RCA RT2280 Fuzzin' Out
These receivers are know for having some bad solder connections on the main board around the heat sinks that the amp IC and the voltage regulators are attached to.
The symptoms you describe would point to that as a very likely source of your problems. That is for both of your problems.
With broken solder joints on certain components, the unit may play normal for a while and as the solder heats up it will expand and loose it's conductivity and bingo, problems with any number of things.
With heat stressed solder connections, not broken ones, the solder will conduct ok for a little while sometimes and as it heats up it gets less conductive. Many times heat stressed solder is less conductive than normal without heating up.
You can identify the heat stressed solder visually. It will be very dull, not shiny and silver like normal solder. It even gets a grainy texture to it.
Broken solder is recognized by the rings around the components lead that it is solder to.
If you have some decent soldering skills or know somebody who does, ask them to reflow the solder on the main board that looks like it could be bad. Just make sure the unit has been unplugged a while before you try it.
The bottom panel comes off of this unit if I remember correctly, or there is an access panel right under the problem area. I don't remember ever needing to take the board out of the unit.
If this information was helpful to you a good rating would be really appreciated.
One other thing you need to know is that if you need to get parts for this unit, you are out of luck. RCA no longer sells parts for the audio equipment they sell. They do have a shrinking supply of some of their parts, but once it runs out thats it for RCA audio parts.
I know this because I work at an authorized RCA repair center.
Posted on Jun 22, 2008
try these codes:
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
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Mar 24, 2013 | RCA D52W20 52" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready...
1. Manually turn on the component you want the remote to
2. Locate the enclosed Code Lists. Find the list for the
component you wish to program. Find your component's
brand. You will see a listing of four-digit codes for each
brand. If your brand isn't listed, use one of the Code Search
methods to program the remote control.
3. Press and hold the component key (TV,
VCR•DVD, SAT•CBL) you wish to
program. The illuminated ON•OFF key
turns on and remains on. If you release
the component key at any time during the Direct Code
Entry procedure, the illuminated ON•OFF key blinks four
times, and the process is exited.
4. While holding down the component key, consult the
Code Lists for the four-digit code that corresponds to your
component's brand and use the number keys (0-9) on the
keypad to enter it. While you are pressing the numbers, the
illuminated ON•OFF key turns off.
5. After the fourth number is entered, the illuminated ON•OFF
key turns on. At this time, release the component key. If the
illuminated ON•OFF key turns off, you have entered a valid
code and have followed the correct procedure for Direct
If you enter a code number that is not in the Code Lists or
you do not follow all of the steps for Direct Code Entry,
the illuminated ON•OFF key blinks four times when the
component key is released. This is an indication that a
programming error has occurred. In that case, repeat the
Direct Code Entry process from step 3.
Tip: Throughout the programming of each key, be sure to keep the
remote pointed at the IR sensor of the component you are currently
programming the remote to control.
6. To confirm that the component key is programmed with
the correct code for maximum functionality, test the
component. Attempt to control a variety of the component's
functions with the remote. If some of the features of your
components do not work, try programming the remote with
a different code in the list until you find the code that allows
the remote to control the majority of your component's
functions. Different codes can provide different levels of
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