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Old 01-17-2007, 07:27 PM   #1
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Default Starmate 4 Problem - Display lights up - then nothing

It worked fine this morning and the when I got in my car to go home I turned it on and all it does is display the Sirius logo and dog (like it normally does before it gets a signal) but it never leaves the screen. I get no audio and the only button that is active is the power button.

I changed the antenna and still get the same problem.

Any ideas?
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:46 PM   #2
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That would not be an antenna problem. It would be a radio problem.
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Old 01-19-2007, 01:13 PM   #3
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As I mentioned in another thread, the Sportster 4 seems to have had a bad bunch of power adapters. They put out lower than normal voltage, which can cause it to not power on at all, or other strange behavior. Do you have a voltmeter where you could test the output?

I'm using a universal adapter from Walmart right now while I wait for the warranty replacement. You could try one from someplace you could return it.

It's 5.2 volts, but the 4.5 setting on a universal adapter works fine. The tip (center part of the plug) is positive. Make sure the adapter is 1000ma or greater.
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