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Static Can get only static on FM, buzzing on AM. Have had unit only 3 months. Same situation when used in different states.

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Of course, I have to start with the obvious. Try changing batteries and headset and see how that helps.

I would get some cleaning solution called deoxit, and clean the battery leads. Also coat the headphone jack with it and put the jack into the player. Recoat and try again. Twist the jack around, it should help distribute the solution.

If the static is caused by a poor connection, that should clear it up.

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