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Old 11-07-2006, 03:56 PM   #1
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For the past few days, my friggin' S50 has been cutting out for a split second, then coming back on. I don't lose power, but the sound just blanks. It seems as if this happens every minute or 2. Never had this problem before. Anybody have any ideas as to the cause/solution?? Thanks!
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Old 11-07-2006, 04:26 PM   #2
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un/redock the s50. Usually happens when it bumps up a tiny bit. Enough to work but not "work".
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Old 11-07-2006, 08:51 PM   #3
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For the past few days, my friggin' S50 has been cutting out for a split second, then coming back on. I don't lose power, but the sound just blanks. It seems as if this happens every minute or 2. Never had this problem before. Anybody have any ideas as to the cause/solution?? Thanks!
Uh oh..... I had the same problem which lasted for 1 day and then my s50 got the dreaded "No Signal" defect. I am waiting for the replacement now.
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Old 11-07-2006, 09:34 PM   #4
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Are you referring to the line output from a dock (specifically a home dock)?

Because I lose my line out once in a while - usually when I try to do back to back programmed recordings. Putting a one minute gap between recordings (sound familiar?) has solved most of the line out disappearances - but NOT all of them here.
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I only use my S50 in the car, that's where I'm having the problem. You know how when you drive under a bridge, the sound cuts out for a second, and then kicks back in? That's what I'm experiencing. I don't get a "no signal" msg, just the cutting out, then coming back in.
and its not with recordings, but live broadcasts (Stern).
And it isn't because of the unit becoming loose on the doc, I checked that.
Thanks for the help.
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you have a FM relay connected to it? if so, remove it and try again.
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Could be a bad antenna... I've seen stranger things with antennas.
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Uh oh..... I had the same problem which lasted for 1 day and then my s50 got the dreaded "No Signal" defect. I am waiting for the replacement now.
Sadly, ditto.
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I'm so hesitant to mess with anything, given that this is my 2nd S50. I had my unit installed at Circuit City - is changing the antenna something that I can do myself, or do I have to go back to the "experts"?

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I had mine done at circuit city and it was a bum FM relay which acted like a bad antenna.
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