How to Repair an AM/FM Radio
If you are experiencing performance issues with your AM/FM radio, there are several options available to try and solve the issues. The specific methods for solving the problems depend on what type of problem you encounter and the model of radio with which you are working. Some methods, on the other hand, are pretty much the same no matter the model.
Check the power cord to see whether the radio is plugged in to an electrical socket. If the cord is unplugged or loose in the socket, securely plug in the radio. Check the battery compartment on the back of the radio to ensure that the batteries are in when the radio is unplugged. If the radio does not turn on even with batteries in, remove the current batteries and put in fresh batteries.
Check the "Lock" switch on the radio. Ensure that it is set to "Off" or the radio does not turn on.
Locate the "Reset" switch on the bottom of the radio and slide it in the direction the arrow is pointing.
Ensure that the "Antenna Gain" switch is set to the "H" position, then adjust the antenna until radio stations come in clearly. Make sure to extend the antenna as far as it can be extended.
Remove the battery case from the back of the radio and check the batteries. If they are inserted incorrectly, remove them and re-insert them correctly, matching the symbols on the radio with the symbols on the batteries.
Remove the current batteries and replace them with new ones.
Ensure that the headphones are securely plugged in to the headphone jack. Adjust the volume settings when turning to different stations, since some might come in quieter than others.
Check that the main power cord is securely plugged in to a wall socket. If it is unplugged or loose, securely plug it in.
Check the batteries to ensure that the symbols on the batteries match the symbols in the battery compartment. If not, remove the batteries and re-insert them so the symbols match.
Remove the current batteries and replace them with fresh batteries.