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Problem with Altec Lansing inMotion 600 speaker


My portable ipod speaker is doing funny things, such as it keeps switching itself off. Or I switch on th epower and same strange symbols come up on the screen, then the question "reset?". Can you tell me if there is a way to reset this speaker or if you have come across this problem before. It's only about 1.5 years old and I hardly use it.



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  • matthew_shan Nov 18, 2008

    Mine also stops working when attached to power, but generally (though not always) works while on battery.  

  • vjpsimas Nov 22, 2008

    have the same problem... turns off by iteself both plugged in or unplugged and fully charged??

    Only about a yr old and don't use it enough to warrent these troubles.


  • luisgcalvo Dec 01, 2008

    The thing goes off when the volume is raised or lowered. Strange stuff is displayed.... sometimes it doesnt work at all

  • msmoney716 Dec 14, 2008

    no longer does it turn on on the station that I had it on when it was turned off and it turns itself off while it is playing the radio for no apparent reason

  • masterjc_98 Jan 13, 2009

    I have the same problem, less than 1 year using the unit. The bad thing is that I have not found a way to open the device to try to figure out the root cause (either hardware defect like a cold soldering, corrosion, etc. or maybe software bug like a watchdog reset...). If somebody knows a way to open it please let me know ! (, I will then post a way to solve the problem.

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    I have same problem. give me advice

  • cdefoor Apr 23, 2009

    My Altec Lansing inMotion 600 speaker keeps turning itself off. It will hardly stay on for 3-4 minutes. The radio seems to work, but it will not stay on with my ipod docked. Sometimes the start button blinks, and sometimes the start button and the SFX light both blink, after it cuts off. Mine is a little over 2 years old, so out of warranty. I really like these speakers, but this shorting out stuff is for the birds. I've written customer support, and hope for some help from them. Does anyone else have a fix?

  • croba0 May 17, 2009

    I have the same problem. It got worst and now the unit is completely crazy. I live in Brazil and I have no chance to send it for repair. If anybody finds out a way to fix let me know.



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My IM600 did the same thing to me, here my solution:
1) Turn offand disconnect power cord
2) Take battery out (2 small screws on the back)
3) Disconnect battery
4) Short circuit all 3 battery terminals (with this you make sure battery is not in a latency/histeresis state)
5) Leave open and disconnected for a couple of hours
6) Assemble all back
7) Turn it on and it works
8) If it doesn't replace battery

Posted on May 28, 2009

  • donalan1 Mar 03, 2011

    I contacted Altec Lancing and they are sending me a new battery free of charge. I purchased the unit ~19 months ago.

    No questions asked (other than diagnostic).

    I say 'cheers to Altec Lansing!"



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