I know you have a cd / cassette combo radio because I'm psychic! :)
Actually, the cd-only radio is built by Alpine and will develop intermittent am and fm at the same time. It's related to a power supply regulator issue that affects the entire radio.
The cd / cassette combo radio is built by Mitsubishi and is a very high quality unit. It can develop an intermittent problem in the fm tuner module. I have a bunch of new tuners, but I know how to repair them now instead of replacing them. The Alpine radios also develop intermittent display. All of these problems are related to automated manufacturing techniques, and once repaired, they're repaired for life.
In addition, when a dealer sends me a radio for repair, I also address sloppy operation of the volume control and improper operation of the front panel switches even if those things haven't acted up yet.
Woops, I just remembered, the Alpine cd radios CAN also develop just intermittent fm, but it's rather uncommon. So much for my psychic abilities! There are only a couple of model numbers that this pertains to.
Repairs are $75.00 including return shipping. If you'd like to ship it to me, there are a few simple, but important things to do to prevent damage during shipping. Holler back for more information.
Monday, November 30th, 2009 AT 2:16 AM