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RCA Boombox Model #RCD158A Cassette Play Button

Hello. We have a portable RCA boombox with an AM/FM tuner, a CD player, and a cassette player (model # RCD158A). I just tried to play a cassette, and the "play" button will not stay down. I can listen to the cassette tape if I hold the button down at just the right place, but the tape stops playing if I let up even just a little. All of the other cassette buttons work. Any suggestions on how to fix? Thank you.

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SOURCE: How to preset a radio station on Sony CFD-S200 Cassette/CD boombox

You will need to use the Forward and Reverse buttons on the CD player. Set the station by holding the button you want to set it to until it blinks and shows the station number.
To set more that 10 stations. Press the (>10) button and then enter 11 or 12 or so on and set the stations the same as above.

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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SOURCE: CD player on boombox

The laser is dead or damaged. Try swabbing the laser with rubbing alcohol on a Q-Tip, then IMMEDIATELY blowing dry with canned air. If this fails, the laser is dead. If it is a Sony KSS-2xx series laser (try to peek in the laser slot to see the decal on it) you can get replacements online. If not, it's junk.

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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SOURCE: RCA Boombox model # RCD158A - will not record

Hiya 2 possibles here:
1 - At the back of the cassette, there are 2 "tags", one on the left, one on the right. if those tags are broken out, it wont record. You put a piece of tape over the holes, that wll do

2 - If thats OK (dont know the beat box myself) but often you need to press play and record together

Hope one of those work!

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Humming noise on cassette player

I have same problem and I figure out that it's coming from transfomer. No I wi'll have to check how can I fix it.

Posted on Nov 01, 2010

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SOURCE: I need an operating manual

Please get it here at this link : www.manualsonline.com/ex/mfg/.../m/rca/d/.../manual_request

Posted on Feb 01, 2011

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