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Power Problem I use my Roady exclusively at home. When I try and power it up (in its home docking cradle) the screen flickers but it won't turn on. Same problem when battery - powered. I tried a different cradle and same problem so the problem seems to be in the Roady. I tried contacting Delphi for repair - a total waste of time. Can you recommend an after market 3rd party repair service for the Delphi Roady? Thanks, MG

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Re: Power Problem

I had same problem - tried reciever in my car and no problem. I suspect the power supply and have ordered another.

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

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I have 12 volt power coming to the cradle, and power coming out of the pin connector in cradle, but the SP5 does turn on.

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When I press the power button the screen flashes once & then goes blank again. Some times I see a quick flash of "XM-Radio" This started happening overnight one night-nochanges on our part.

I had exactly the same problem with my Roady XT. The power supply gradually failed, with the symptom that the reception kept getting weaker and more spotty. Finally, the Roady would not turn on. The screen flashed as you describe. I happened to have another 5VDC, 2A power supply in the closet from some other electronic gismo from the past (I save the power supplies just in case). the connector on the old power supply was not correct for the Roady XT, but a little surgery put the new plug on the old supply... (verified by a volt meter). When I plugged it in the Roady quickly turned on and showed full signal strength. This had never happened in 2 years of use. Apparently this radio needs more power than the stock power supply can provide. Now it "loads" stations in 2-3 seconds and never fades.

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I had the same problem with all three of my Roady XTs. I posted a video with directions for solving the problem on YouTube:

Basically, you just need to have the antenna unplugged when you power up, and push menu right away, then select. Not sure why, but it worked on all of my Roady XTs. On the oldest one I had to push menu more than once. Good luck!

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