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Help I received an RP5430A clock radio this past Christmas and it is now doing strange things. I always listen to the FM stations but I cannot even tune in to an FM station. The radio appears to be doing a seek/scan to the best station but it keeps going through the various FM stations but it never tunes in to one particular station. When I switch it to AM it will allow me to tune in to one station but the station is not tuned in properly (i.e. oldies 1310 comes in on 1317!). I've unplugged the radio, tried it in different locations in the house and it still does the same annoying thing. HELP! I'm ready to trash it and it cost me some $40.00!

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  • sarahk1201 Jun 18, 2008

    I just bought this clock radio about 2 weeks ago and just a few days ago it started doing strange things, too. Looks like (even though the radio was turned off) it was trying to search for stations. I unplugged it and plugged it back in after a couple hours and it was fine for a bit, but then started doing the same thing again! Of course, I threw the receipt away from when I purchased it from Target so I am unable to return it or even just exchange it.

  • JoJo Jones Aug 07, 2008

    The clock display randomly changes to an FM channel and appears to be "scanning" even with the radio off.

  • rwidman Sep 26, 2008

    Mine would display an FM station at times also. Then the display went out I sent it back for replacement. See my other post on warranty.

  • bryguy_1942 Feb 03, 2009

    I bought one of these at curcuit city last year and one by one the LED number segments are slowly dying. Three of them are dead now, and reading the time is quite difficult at this point (needless to say, i got a new one later). I was just absolutely amazed at the poor poor quality of this clock, i've never seen anything break down so fast.

    I did some reasearch on RCA and found out that they have been long gone broke and broken up, parts of it sold off repeatedly. according to wikipedia, the RCA consumer electronics brand is now owned by some french company called THOMSON SA, and quality has been on the decline ever since. wow

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Possible solution for some of the problems listed: Turn the clock upside down so that the label is readable in the upper left area. On the right side you will find a compartment which may have two "AA" batteries installed. These back up the setting when the clock is unplugged.

To reset the clock, you will have to BOTH remove the batteries AND unplug the AC power cord. Also, make sure the batteries are not dead.

Finally, although I cannot confirm this, there is an opening directly under the label (still looking at the bottom of the clock) which appears to be a "Reset" switch. A pointed object such as a ballpoint pen or toothpick will be needed to press this recessed button. Hope this helps. Mine is working just fine.

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