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RCA RTD258 Not working

My RCA unit is less then 6 month old barely used just quit working. No lights on display or power button. I unplugged and pug it back in, power button comes on but when I push on it starts to click and shuts off. Any ideas???

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  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2007

    its not an rca but i have an emerson model ewd7003 that just quit coming on it has a pirates of the carrabian 2 stuck in its not a code issue on mine

  • Gord Hull Nov 18, 2007

    Exactly the same problem - it "thinks" there are CD's in the trays

    Cannot play tuner, Auxilaries, or anything else!!!

    So - it is useless to me now

    There are no CD's in the trays - but it acts like there are

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2007

    I had to take the first one I brought back to the Store because the dvd door didn't work and it was making a grinding noise.

    The 2nd one the dvd door want open and when you hit the power button to cut it on the light around the power button goes off and in order to get it to come back on I have to unplug it and when I try to cut it on again the same thing happens . I Think this was a piece junk that RCA made

  • CMM1971 Dec 28, 2007

    Mine is doing the same thing! I was just using it and I turned it off since the DVD was done, I decided to watch another and now the system will not turn on - How do you reset the whole machine?

  • bookboy Feb 04, 2008

    I have the same problem. I also have another problem in getting the darn thing to play anything. I put a disc in the unit, it spends a good 2 minutes "Loading" and then I receive a "Bad Disc" error code. I know it's not a DVD/CD issue because it occurs with brand new discs straight from the package. If I pop the DVD into my old DVD player it plays fine. This happens more so with DVDs than CDs. I can actually get a CD to play but only after a long loading time. However, I can not get DVDs to play at all. I now use the unit as a tuner for my older but still functional DVD player. I agree, this unit is junk.



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I had a similar problem with my unit. It Worked fine for about 4-6 months with a slight problem of a loud hum of the cooling fan during the first 5 initial minutes upon turning it on.

However yesterday it all of sudden stopped working, it remained on, because you could hear the fan, but nothing else. I could not even turn it off, unless completely unplugging. I finally decided to open the unit up and unscrewed the top part. Apperantly some of the fuzes' covers (plastic) had starting melting down due to the heat, or improper ventilation, and that black molten plastic goop got in the way of the connections. I cleaned up as much as I could, and after that it seemed to be working fine...

This is not a bad unit, and has a great potential, too bad that the interior was so cheaply designed that its durability is obsviously meant to be of a short life span...

Posted on Jul 22, 2008



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Do you have a DVD in the player? If an incompatible region code disc was left in the player upon shutdown, it will cause your particular system to lockup. Your unit has a 1 year warranty, and you can easily obtain over the phone help from RCA by calling 580-634-0366 and have your unit?s date of purchase and model/serial number ready. The model/serial number information is on the back of your unit. During your phone call the Technician will determine if you should receive a replacement unit, and if so, will provide you all of the relavent information and a Service Request Number for your tracking convenience. Keep this SR# permanently so you can cite your history should future problems arise, also, a helpful tip is should you utilize a Passcode for your system and forget it, the Master Passcode is 9688.

Posted on Jul 31, 2007


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