Question about Sirius Stiletto 2 Portable Satellite Radio Receiver
So in my travels I must've jarred my S2 so violently that it broke the internal antenna. I know everyone complains about how weak it is, but there were a few places indoors and out, including my work that I got good reception without being hooked into the sirius headphones/port.
One day last week I tuned to listen live to find I'd lost all signal. I got an 'aquiring signal' message even outside in the middle of a field where I'd gotten 2 bars on the 3bar scale thing previously. Now, not a flicker on it or in the Antenna Aiming screen in the Devices menu. When I got home and plugged into my home port with it's own antenna, I picked up signal again.
I am absolutely sure that the problem is the internal antenna in the S2 itself is broken. Sirius Tech help first refused to acknowledge one existed. Then they said there was, but it was to communicate with the antenna in the top of their headphones (rather than the wire attaching the two). Then they acknowledged it existed, but said it didn't really work. Finally then they told me I should buy a new S2, but not expect to get any kind of decent reception thru the internal antenna with the new one. Then they pointed out that my warrenty was just expired by less than a month and then they said even if I paid them, they don't repair them.
My question is, does anyone go into the S2 units and repair the internal antennas and/or would it be too expensive/difficult to make it worth it?
You can try to open it and resolder is really easy but you have to be carefull when you take it a part there is many small resistors and capasitors near the antena and you will need a scope to see the wires and to solder i fixt my like that and it works fine
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
Im having the same problem :(. Also convinced its the S2 internal antenna. Did you have any luck on fixing it?
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I ran the stiletto device recovery program and it works again. You can find it on the Sirius website by searching for "stiletto device recovery". However, it does delete all of the content that you have saved on the stiletto.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
You must be sure to have satellite radio turned off in order to connect to the pc. If you are using a home dock, first make sure satellite is off and then push the "Sync" button on the front of the home dock.
Posted on Jun 03, 2008
I do this repair for a broken LCD on the S50's. I am on Ebay and my user
name is rarey57siriusXM. Look me up I also do LCD and scroll wheel
repairs for the Stiletto 10 and 100's. Cost of this repair service is
$24.95 and that includes free priority mail shipping back to you on all
these different repairs. Thanks
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
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