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Rca drc290 i am having problems with my drc290. basically the blue light comes on the power button and then it sounds like it is shuffling through the disc slots....but then nothing happens and it powers off and nothing displays on the screen...i checked to see if a dvd was stuck inside but i can't see it if it is and for some reason you have to unplug it and plug it back in, in order to get the power to work again? HELP's not mine it's my boyfriend and I know he is going to blame it on me...But I didn't touch it last he did and then when I go to watch something it's not working....?

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  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    Same problem, my mother in law called me to check it out. I get the blue light when I power on, and the only responsive buttons are the power and play, It shuffles a little then powers off without any more functionality at all. I have to unplug and replug it in to even get the blue light back on. I have no clue what's wrong. There are no discs in the unit.

  • pnkcmusic Jul 28, 2008

    Having the exact same thing happening to mine too. Exactly the same !!

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    Mine alternates between the welcome screen and loading. Before that it would attempt to load the disc, then display "no disc"

  • sumbobh Oct 30, 2008

    same thing,plug it in,blue lite comes on as if in standby,push power and unit makes noise then shuts totaly down.have to un plug and replug to get the same response.

  • billduke23 Dec 14, 2008

    I am having the same problem.  When I pulled the player out from the entertainment stand, I noticed what sounded like broken parts rattling around inside.  I took the cover off and found a capacitor had swelled and popped it's cover.  Tomorrow, I'll go to Radio **** to get another to replace it with.  I am fairly confident this will work because I just changed caps out on my two year broken Phillips DVP642 dvd player.  I will post results when I am finished.



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Alex at RCA support 800 506-5746

pwr on button on the  receiver  push in and hold for 30 seconds  release
unplug pwr cord 15 minutes - then replug in.
this is the factory reboot
should fix the problem.

if not fix - then its ****.
i've not tried this yet... but will when I get home

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

  • troll_hairfo Aug 12, 2008

    did not work - at least for me.  :(




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