How to Troubleshoot an RCA Rs2650 Stereo
By Patrick Nelson
RCA's RS2650 Stereo is a bookshelf-sized stereo system with a five-disc compact disc (CD) changer. The CD player is compatible with CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3 and WMA formats. There are five equalizer presets and 32 AM/FM presets for the radio. There are convenient front audio/video inputs for games consoles and portable music players. Problems with the system can often be solved through troubleshooting.
Check that the power cord is secure if the system won't turn on. Unplug it for a moment and then plug it back in. Try another outlet. Try another piece of equipment plugged into the outlet.
Increase the volume setting if there's no sound. Check any speaker connections. Make sure no wires have become dislodged. Reattach any wires that are loose. Make sure you have selected the right source if there is no sound. For example, if you want to listen to a CD, make sure the CD function has been selected.
Move the antenna slightly if the radio reception is poor. Move the system away from any electrical devices like microwaves that can cause interference.
Verify there is a CD in the tray if you're trying to play a CD. The CD label should face upward. Try another CD.
Switch to another function like Tape or Tuner, and then back to CD if the CD button won't respond or won't change discs when you press Disc Skip.
Replace the batteries in the RCA RS2650 remote control if the remote doesn't work. Make sure you are pointing the remote at the system--move closer to the system.
Patrick Nelson has been a professional writer since 1992. He was editor and publisher of the music industry trade publication "Producer Report" and has written for a number of technology blogs. Nelson studied design at Hornsey Art School.