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Starmate 2 power jack

The female jack in the receiver has come loose and I'm simply wondering if it can be repaired and where that would be done in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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If you go to anyplace that sell's Sirius radios. Like best buy they should be able to fix it for you.

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