Why can't I get my radio to turn on?
I tried to turn it on by setting the Function switch to FM, but I get nothing. No sound or little red light on top. I have batteries in, but still nothing happens.
The CFS-204 is a 90's style analog AM/FM radio and cassette tape player. It can be powered by either six C-cell batteries or A/C power from a standard wall outlet.
First, check that your batteries are in properly. Next, it is important to make sure the contact of the battery with the device is clean, as this can cause problems with battery operation. If these two things do not work, try using the A/C adapter cord. To do this, plug it into the radio and the wall and try turning it on again. If this also does not work, it is possible that the FUNCTION switch is broken. It may be helpful to see a full description of probable issues and their repair guides on the Troubleshooting Page.
On the receptical built into the back housing, there is a small switch that when the ac cord is pluged in to route the power for ac, when the cord is removed this same switch allows the battery dc power to be routed, it this small switch causing the problem.
when you remove the back portion look closely at this switch, you may have to hard wire around it for whatever power source you want to use. Finding that part will be an issue.