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Old 12-18-2006, 07:56 PM   #1
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Don't know if anyone cares or if it might be of help to anyone, but here is what I've been able to figure out so far for the pinouts of the multipin connector.

The reason I started trying to figure this out is because I was tired of my Soloist thinking it was a car dock and turning the unit off every four hours. That and forcing me to do the asinine "program two different clocks, make sure power state of Soloist and Stilletto are in sync, re-check multiple times to make sure nothing can get screwed up" routine.

I figured if I worked at it enough I could re-wire the Soloist to make the Stiletto think it is in a home dock. I guess Directed and Sirius made this a car dock because we all would be listening to the Soloist on our dashboards? But I digress.

I finally gave up on the Soloist and got a home dock so I'm not going to pursue this any more.

If anyone else wants to pick up where I left off, note that if you go sticking probes into various pins while things are powered up you can mess up your Stiletto.

This is a top down view of a connector (dock or what have you)
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          1  2   3   4   5  6  7  8
POWER                                   ANTENNA
          9 10  11  12  13 14 15 16
1: not sure. Seems to be +5 from the dock. Falls to +3.88 when Stiletto is powered
2: +5V USB (VCC)
3: USB Data
4:
5:
6:
7: Audio
8:
9: same as 1
10: USB DATA
11: USB GND
12: dock GND
13:
14: Audio
15: Audio GND
16: Some wierd power from the Dock. Oscillated quite regularly between 2-4 V. Some sort of clock signal?

My experiments lead me to believe that pins 4, 5, and 8 might have something to do with the Stiletto sensing what doc it is in, but don't have an oscilliscope right now. I also didn't feel like cutting into the wires that would be needed to really investigate this further.
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So if I get a Soloist the Stiletto will think is in a car dock and shut itself every 4 hours?
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Yeppers. Search this forum for Soloist.
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:38 PM   #4
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So if I get a Soloist the Stiletto will think is in a car dock and shut itself every 4 hours?
Yes, I confirmed this weeks ago with a diagnostic program. I was also able to get exact temp readings from the battery and chipset. No sorry I can't share the diagnostic program.

The Stiletto will only turn itself off if there has been no activity. Something as simple as changing the volume starts the 4 hour clock. Unless you plan to leave it on unattended for over 4 hours at a time this is not an issue.
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The Stiletto will only turn itself off if there has been no activity. Something as simple as changing the volume starts the 4 hour clock. Unless you plan to leave it on unattended for over 4 hours at a time this is not an issue.
Yes, I should have clarified this. It only turns off every four hours if you don't touch anything.

A minor nuisance, nothing worth getting up in arms about.

The sheer idiocy of setting up recorded programs was what drove me over the edge. Yes, I am smart enough to set two clocks. But for a solution that is around $500 retail, the Soloist / Stiletto combination should work -very- smoothly.

My favorite is how the power button on the Soloist toggled the power mode of both devices no matter what state they were in.

Soloist is off and Stiletto is on? Press the power button and now your Soloist is on and the Stiletto is off!! Brilliant!

Please. I've had interns that could do better.

I do *not* mean to sound like I am coming in here to complain. For all it's wrinkles I love the Stiletto and take it everywhere with me. I am hoping that Sirius and Directed take some of the complaints on this forum to heart and really work to make the products better. But with the Soloist / Stiletto combo I really have to wonder what drunkards did they pull off the street for the user acceptance testing?
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Hi, I don't see you as complaining at all. I think you are correct, the Soloist is a pain in the butt for recording due to having to set two clocks. It is next to impossible to do multiple recording using it. I agree with you that it would have made more sense to make it more like a home dock for recording sake. I personally use mine for the sleep and alarm functions. In regards to these two features it is the only game in town.

I appreciate your comments as it is helpful for those considering rather to purchase a Soloist or home dock. You would indeed think after spending that kind of money the recording would have been thought out better.
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