Question about RCA RT2280 System
Preset function doesn't set the presets, and the tuner doesn't stop on powerful stations. It remains set on various, seemingly random FM and Am stations.
When you click the stations manually to a good station, it sounds great. All other functions seem ok, though I haven't gone through very many functions.
I have repaired a few of these receivers in the past few years and have found several with microprocessor issues and some with a lot of heat stressed solder connections on the main amplifiers board around the voltage regulators.
The problem you are having is similar to problems the others I have repaired were having.
There is nothing you can, as an end user, do beyond a hard reset of the microprocessor by unplugging the unit from the wall and wait about an hour or 2 before you plug it back in.
By resetting the microprocessor you can at least see if the problem is a minor one or not. most likely it is an electronic problem that will take some good troubleshooting skills.
The bigger problem you face with this particular unit is that RCA no longer supplies parts for the audio equipment they sell.
Once the supply of what they have in stock is gone, thats it, no more parts at all for RCA audio. That supply has not been replenished in around a year.
All of the RCA audio equipment sold now is exchange only if it is under warranty.
I know this because I work at an authorized RCA repair center and I am the audio tech. I have not repaired an RCA audio unit under warranty in about a year because of that.
I have fixed 3 or 4 of the same unit you have, but not under warranty.
If you or somebody you know has very good soldering skills you can try reflowing the solder connections on the main board and even reflowing the microprocessor. It could solve your problem, but not advisable unless you are very good with a soldering iron and have done this sort of thing before.
I am sorry for this rather bad news, but it is true. I have been repairing audio equipment for over 17 years and am very familiar with RCA products.
If I can be of any further help please let me know.
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Jun 10, 2016 | Nakamichi SoundSpace 8 System
1 Press the ON/STAND-BY button to turn the power on.
2 Press and hold the CLOCK/TIMER button.
3 Within 10 seconds, press the or button
to select "ONCE" or "DAILY", and press the MEMORY
button. Set the clock to the correct time if "ONCE" or
"DAILY" does not appear.
4 Within 10 seconds, press the or button to select
"ONCE SET" or "DAILY SET", and press the MEMORY
5 To adjust the hour, press the or button and then
press the MEMORY button.
6 To adjust the minutes, press the or button and
then press the MEMORY button.
7 Set the time to fi nish as in steps 5 and 6 above.
8 To select the timer playback source (CD, TUNER, USB,
iPhone/iPod, TAPE or AUDIO IN), press the or
button. Press the MEMORY button.
When you select the tuner, select a station by pressing
the or button, and then press the MEMORY
button. If a station has not been programmed, "NO
PRESET" will be displayed and timer setting will be
9 Adjust the volume using the VOLUME control, and then
press the MEMORY button. Do not turn the volume up
10 Press the ON/STAND-BY button to enter the power
stand-by mode. The "TIMER" indicator lights up and
the unit is ready for timer playback.
11 When the preset time is reached, playback will start.
The volume will increase gradually until it reaches the
preset volume. The "?" or "DAILY" indicator will blink
during timer playback.
12 When the timer end time is reached, the system will
enter the power stand-by mode automatically.
The timer will be canceled.
The timer operates at the same time every day. It
will continue until the daily timer setting is canceled.
Cancel the daily timer when it is not in use.
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