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I have an RCA RS2000 clock radio/CD/Tape system that was working great until we had a power outage for about 36 hours at the office building where I work. When I turned the radio on again with the remote once power was restored, the display goes to "TAPE", and if I switch bands with the remorte, the FM readout shows a range of 05.22 to 16.20 mhz instead of 88.1 to 107.3 or so on the typical range. If I try to switch to AM, I get one of two readings - 2598 khz or 9605 khz with "MW" showing on the bottom of the readout in small letters, with nothing inbetween, instead of the typical range of 630-1450 or so. What is going on here? When I try pushing the bottom part of the round Volume Control button on the right, it goes to "TAPE" but nowhere else. It's gone haywire. Please help. Best regards, Ed Nicks (720) 331-2362

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It sounds like the microprocessor has been damaged from a power spike, probably from when the power was turned back on, or when it was lost. In these type of situations, there just isn't an easy solution- it usually requires a great deal of troubleshooting and replacement of parts or even boards, which is labor intensive and costly. You could call RCA support to see how much it might cost to get repaired, and here is the contact info:
Wish there was a simple solution to this problem, but power outages and spikes are too often damaging beyond affordable repair.
Good luck, and hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 20, 2010


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