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No reception You can hear fuzz reception but it stays consistant fuzz. No matter am or fm it just is static fuzz. Was not dropped or abused. Just was working then it wasn't ....can you help please. Maybe 2 year old. Can't find the instruction manual...if that would even help! Thanks so much! Pat

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