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"Powering Down" Problem on Sirius SUB-X1 Universal Boombox

I have attached the AC Power Adapter, and it powers up the Boombox & Sirius Plug n Play Radio for about 3 seconds, then the "Low Battery - Powering Down" message comes on and it shuts off completely.
This is a recurring problem on more than one Boombox of this type that I have owned.
Would switch to powering by 8 "D" batteries, but cannot figure out how to change the power source.
Please help if you can. Thanks - Mark

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  • marksma Jan 02, 2009

    Thanks for trying, and usually you might be correct. However, in this case, there is no alternative power switch at the rear or bottom of the unit. And while I plugged it into the AC Power Unit and left if for many hours, the unit only powered up for less than 1 minute before giving the same "Low Battery - Powering Down" message and shutting off. I even downloaded the unit's manual, and it says nothing of an alternative power source switch - just that it runs for up to 9 hours on 8 "D" batteries - which I put in new and nothing happens. Also, no mention of this problem in the "Troubleshooting" area of the manual. Given that at least 3 or 4 others have had this same problem, and no one else has posted an answer, I can only assume that it is a flaw in the basis design of the unit. I am going to contact the manufacturer in CA and complain.

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    I have had the same exact problem over the last couple years. I've gone through 3 or 4 of them and all ended up with the same problem. The last one we had we bought in may 2008 new from the store. This time around we decided to use only battery power, thinking maybe the ones previously got fried from our outlets. By Jan2009, same issue low battery- so we took the batteries out and tried to plug it in direct to the outlet still same message. I also think this is a defect!

  • jsmada_1931 May 17, 2009

    Same problem here. No company and/or manufacturer will admit having reported problems fearing massive return request but, they all know about it otherwise why would a struggling company, like Sirius, spend the money to make a SUBX-2!!

    If it was a fuse there wouldn't be any power too the unit at all. The problem is the connection point on the Boombox. I guess it was poor oversight at the China plant.


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The power srouce is usaly locate at the back of the stero.. if it isnt.. its at the bottom. I would als try pluging it in.. and leaving it for a dayu... becuase maybe it charges

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The problem is with the radio unit. I have a sub 1x boombox with a sportster radio and it gives me the same problem. I also have a stratus receiver that works perfectly with the boombox.

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