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Stilleto 2 error message

When turning on device a error message pops up then the device shuts down. This keeps happening not allowing the device to actually start. Is there any way to restart or return device to original settings?

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  • QuikChris Mar 24, 2009

    After working for 9 mos. (and replacing my S50 because of a similar problem), my Stiletto 2 while in the car dock will turn on with the ignition, display the dog on the screen, and freeze there. If the key is removed, the unit doesn't shut down like it normally would. I've gotten it to start a couple of times by taking the battery out and leaving it dormant for a couple of hours, but after listening to maybe 2 minutes of radio, it makes a CD skipping sound (same note over-and-over), then the error screen, then off. Restart? Goes to the dog again. I have a warranty, but what is annoying is the fact that I listen to the library at the gym, and now I have nothing to listen to. I don't think there's much I can do but get it replaced.

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Reloaded software on mine. It didnt work. The reboot loop issue as I call it started after I accepted an update for the unit online when it was plugged in for a music update.
Sirius tech support was useless. In the end I lost all of my music and the unit is now just an MP3 player...it is useless as a radio. I cancelled all three radios on my subscription! THEIR update ruined my working unit...and they did nothing for me! They offered me 2 months free! LOL with no radio working! Then when I cancelled my radios, they offered me 3 months free!!! WTF 2 months for a ****** off customer, 3 months for a resigning customer!

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Truthfully, you will be better off just sending it back for a new one.

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