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Need help disassembling Sirius SUBX1C Boombox...

The port where my power jack plugs in is 'wonky' and only makes intermittent contact. My suspicion is that the last time it was stored, there was tension on the jack, causing partial separation from the board. I am having difficulty getting the unit apart however. I have the front handle plate off, about 8 screws, plus another near the antenna mount. I am stuck at this point. Any help in this regard would be appreciated, as this unit was used only a few times and am hopefully looking forward to enjoying it some more.

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

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

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Stiletto 2 Internal Antenna broken - Am I F'ed or what?

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

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SOURCE: Sirius Receiver goes silent and displays Acquiring Signal.

I have a 3 year old Sportster 2 replay unit that worked perfect until 1 month ago. I posted my problem on this website a day before you did with this same problem. I googled to no end and even spoke to Sirius who wasn't willing to replace my unit at no charge since it was out of warranty. I found an unusual solution on the internet that worked for me. I place my receiver in the freezer for at least 20 minutes (this was recommended by a guy somewhere on the internet with the same problem). I have actually left it in freezer overnight too. This has solved my problem. It is the craziest thing but I thought I would try it before I resorted to replacing all my accessories and receiver since Sirius was less than cooperative with the issue. Anyway, hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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SOURCE: need to disasseble my subx2 boombox to replace the

After dissassembling my subxr2, I have come to the conclusion that the issue with my antenna not being detected is in the female contact of the antenna's plug, not with the connector in the box (as I expected to find). I have not yet verified this by trying a new antenna. Here is how to dissassemble the box in any case.

Very carefully, with a small very flat screwdriver, remove the front grille of the unit. There are 8 additional screws set in deep holes that need to be removed. Once done, the front panel will pop right off.

The inside of the case is a mess of wires. You do not need to disconnect them if you do not want to.

Pry the grill off the bottom of the box. Remove the 4 screws that hold in the speaker. This will allow you to move the speaker that is in the main body out of the way.

The antenna jack is _not_ a part of the circuit board. If you look into the box, you will see a rectangular cut-out in the edge of the circuit board. There is a wire with a silver connector that is held in place by 2 screws. Remove those screws and you are now holding the antenna jack.

Posted on Mar 24, 2010

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SOURCE: Sirius Stiletto 2 constantly "acquiring signal"

This is an odd fix, but I read it yesterday after having the "Acquiring Signal" issue for a week. I put it in the freezer for 30 minutes, brought it back to my desk and now it works. I don't know why or how, but I am happy.

Posted on Oct 26, 2010

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MY BOOMBOX KEEPS TRYING TO ACQUIRE A SIGNAL AND WON'T PLAY


Check the antenna plug in in the back of the unit ! There is a very fine wire that sticks up in the middle of that jack ! It is very easy to bend it over losing a good solid contact to the antenna ! Also these things run very hot ! Carefully remove the speaker grills and the two screws they cover. Then you can open them up and drill cooling holes in the housing to let them shed some heat !

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I hae a subx2c sirius boombox and my atenna port in the back wemt omtp the case itself how do i safely take it aprt so i can set that piece back into place?


Hello. you need to only take the screws out that you NEED to... and be gentle and dont do it in dusty area and wash your hands so no oil./grease.. any more questions let me know. Derek

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Laptop won't power on with ac adapter or battery


Could be a combination of things.

1) Battery is low. Not enough power to turn the laptop on.
Caused by;

2) AC adapter has a plug on the end of the cable. The plug plugs into a DC Power Jack on the laptop.

The DC Power Jack is bad.

2a) The DC Power Jack has a bad connection to the motherboard, (Cracked solder joints), and/or the jack itself is bad.

2b) Center Pin is loose in the jack's mount.
The back of the Center Pin where it mounts has become loose.

2c) The plastic body of the jack, which composes the jack's case, is cracked. This allows movement of the Center Pin.

2b, and 2c cause a bad connection with the AC adapter plug.

No charge to the Battery, no power to the laptop.

http://www.laptopjacks.com/view_part/For-Gateway-MX6920-DC-Power-Jack-GW51425.html

[ If this is the case the DC Power Jack needs to be resoldered to the motherboard. The cracked solder joints need to be re-melted, (Reflowed)
Entire laptop needs to be disassembled down to the bare motherboard in your hand.
(No Processor, Ram Memory, or any adapter cards mounted to the motherboard. Nada)

OR,
The DC Power jack needs to be replaced.
This entails disassembling the entire laptop, down to just the motherboard in your hand. (Same as above)

The old DC Power Jack is de-soldered, and a new one soldered in place.

Very FEW computer repair shops have the necessary skill level.
They just want to replace the entire motherboard.
IF one is available.
More Ka-Ching for them also. ]

3) The AC adapter is bad.
Not providing power to the laptop, to charge the Battery, nor give power to the laptop without the Battery.

AC adapter cord from adapter to plug, which plugs into the laptop, (DC Power Jack), may have a break in it.

May be an intermittent contact provided by wiggling the cord.
If this is the case the wires have stretched, and broken.
Wiggling causes the wires to briefly touch, and make contact.

Where this cord meets the plug itself. A lot of times there is a break in the wires in this area.

Solution is to replace the AC adapter. There are universal AC adapters you can buy, or perhaps Gateway still has some for sale.
(Ka-Ching)

Oct 21, 2010 | Gateway MX6920 Notebook

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Intermittent power supply, problems whit the jack, how I can change that? thanks, Ing. Elton Vargas


1) Check to make sure the problem isn't the cable going into the plug, from the AC adapter. (Charger)
A lot of times, where the wires meet the back of the plug, that goes into the laptop DC Power Jack, is bad.
The wires have a break from becoming stretched. Makes an intermittent contact.
Same thing for where the wires meet the charger body.

AC adapter plugged into power, unplugged from laptop, use a multimeter set to the DC voltage scale.
Use the alligator clip attachments for the probe leads, attach the probe lead's to the AC adapter's plug, and wiggle the wire, check for an intermittent break.

2) AC adapter (Charger) unplugged from laptop, Battery removed, see if you can wiggle the center pin of the jack.
You may find the entire DC Power Jack will move a little.

If the center pin does not move, but the entire body of the jack does, the jack may just need to be
resoldered to the motherboard. The solder connections may be cracked.
If the center pin moves, replace the jack.

To replace the DC Power Jack, or repair the solder connections,

1) Remove all power to the laptop. AC adapter and Battery.

2) Observe Anti-Static Precautions:
Buy and wear an ESD wrist strap. (Electro Static Discharge) Connect the alligator clip to a good ground source. I connect mine to the metal frame of an open, empty desktop computer case.
(You don't need an Anti-Static Mat)
The price of an ESD wrist strap is around $3 to $8. Found in a multitude of places.
Example,

http://www.costcentral.com/proddetail/Cables_Unlimited_Anti_Static_Wrist_Strap/ACC1400/10720671/froogle/

3) Completely disassemble the laptop down to the bare motherboard in your hand.
No Processor, Heatsink assembly, peripherals, nada.

TIPS:
A) You may wish to take photos, or make a video as you disassemble, for your first time. Also make notes.
After the first laptop the next one becomes easier.
(All of them follow a basic path when disassembling. Toshiba, HP, Acer, Gateway, you name it)

B) Use a multi-container for the various screws. Label each container for the area the screws came out of.
There may be 60 or more screws, and 12 different types of screws. Some look VERY similar to each other, but are NOT. DO NOT mix them up.
You can use a clean egg container in a pinch. Label each egg holder.

C) Take your time, use patience. Practice your soldering, de-soldering skills before working on the Toshiba's DC Power Jack, if you're rusty.
Use Desoldering Braid, and not a Desoldering Tool. (Solder S-ucker) The desoldering braid works MUCH better! (Also known as solder wick)


Pictorial, with details on how to disassemble the Toshiba Satellite A70, or A75 series of laptops,

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/ToshibaA75/satA75_1.htm

You can click on each photo to enlarge.
Page 2, and 3 icons are at the bottom.
(You are on Page 1.
Page 1::Page 2::Page 3 )


One source for a Toshiba Satellite A75-S209 DC Power Jack,

http://www.laptopjacks.com/view_part/For-Toshiba-Satellite-A75-S209-DC-Power-Jack-TS51625.html

Toshiba Satellite A70 series Service Manual, (Free)

http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-toshiba

Go down to the line that begins with Satellite A10.
Scroll across to A70, and click on it.
This is a PDF file. May take up to 30 seconds before you see the first page.
May take additional time to fully download.
(Took me around 40 seconds before I saw the first page, with a medium speed DSL connection)

Regards,
joecoolvette

Oct 20, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A75-S209 Notebook

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Audio connections and video seem to be making bad contacts. The mics work intermittently and video intermittently works when wires are jiggled. Using cordless mics with reciever. When reciever is connected...


Sounds like you have a bad set of jacks. This typically occurs when the female ports on an electronic device begin to fail. The inside of these audio and video ports have a contact pin that the male connector comes in contact with when inserted into the female port. A little adjustment of the female pin connection will usually do the trick. You may also want to check the solder joints or connections.Sometimes they begin to break and lose contact.
Hope this was helpful. Good luck.

Apr 03, 2010 | JVC XL-MV303 CD Player

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Need to disasseble my subx2 boombox to replace the attenna plug found only 3 screws under the handle and its not releasing


After dissassembling my subxr2, I have come to the conclusion that the issue with my antenna not being detected is in the female contact of the antenna's plug, not with the connector in the box (as I expected to find). I have not yet verified this by trying a new antenna. Here is how to dissassemble the box in any case.

Very carefully, with a small very flat screwdriver, remove the front grille of the unit. There are 8 additional screws set in deep holes that need to be removed. Once done, the front panel will pop right off.

The inside of the case is a mess of wires. You do not need to disconnect them if you do not want to.

Pry the grill off the bottom of the box. Remove the 4 screws that hold in the speaker. This will allow you to move the speaker that is in the main body out of the way.

The antenna jack is _not_ a part of the circuit board. If you look into the box, you will see a rectangular cut-out in the edge of the circuit board. There is a wire with a silver connector that is held in place by 2 screws. Remove those screws and you are now holding the antenna jack.

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My laptop will not make a good connection with my charger. I can wiggle it and sometimes make it make a connection, but the slightest movement can shake it out again. Very annoying... what can I do?


The power port or DC jack needs to be replaced. There are small tabs within the jack that hold tension and proper positioning of the adapter plug. When these tesion bands wear down or the plug gets pilled out and pushed in over time, there is less and less contact between the components.

Jan 31, 2010 | Dell Latitude D505 Notebook

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Our tv loses power intermittently but after a few minutes when plug is removed the power is restored. are there known problems with this adaptor or is it the tv


There is a possibility that the jack in the T.V. is wired for mono and the plug you are using is stereo. This means that the stereo plug would short circuit the jack and affect the output stage of the sound. These jacks were used on older T.V.s. Go to your local electronics store and see if they can sell you an adapter to convert the stereo plug to a mono one. Check your manual for the T.V. first to make sure that this is indeed the case. Hope this helps.

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