Question about Sirius Starmate ST2 Satellite Radio Receiver
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: i have a starmate st2
I did allot of research because I did not believe customer support when they told me my radio was done and I needed to buy a new one. I found that if you call 1-888-635-5142 and tell them this happened during a Sirius update and tell them is was not damaged by personal use. They will talk to you about a replacement. They may try and sell you a Sporster 5 but I opted out of that because I would have to buy a home kit. I stressed the need for a Starmate replacement. Threads on line said that they have replaced them at no cost. They are open on Sunday, but the warehouse is not. Good luck and don't buy a new radio just yet.
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
SOURCE: Getting into a Starmate ST2R
I got in!!!! i first removed all 4 screws. I then used my pen knife (or the like...i.e. a very thin blade) and inserted it on the right side (rounded end). Insert in an upward direction so that the blade ends up under the gray (top side) plastic. I then very slowly worked it toward the bottom of the unit using a slight prying motion. It popped open a little for me - just enough so that i could more easily work the blade in the other direction and pop more open. eventually i was able to get the whole gray part off. Be carefull because as you begin taking it apart, the rubber buttons may fall out - no big deal because they are just in there via pressure anyway. (for me, very little damage was caused by using the blade - barely noticable)
Once the top is separated from the bottom, be careful...the actual circuit board is no longer attached to the black placstic backing, but it will not come apart due to an internal copper wire (it may be the fm transmitter antenna). It is secured to the black plastic via plastic tabs that appear to be folded over on the wire - and if you pull it out, it looks like you may not get the wire back the way it should be.
anyway, for my purposes, i did not need to remove the copper wire.....i positioned the circiut board far enough away from the black plastic in order to get a soldering iron in there to re-attach one of the "legs" of the 12V plug. I just got a drop of solder on the iron and placed in on the leg. I have not tried it out yet, but it seems to have re-attached securely
Hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
What I did, which was a solution I found on FixYa, is to remove the screws from the back of the unit, pop it open, and resolder the 4 connections attached to the power socket.
Posted on Jul 15, 2010
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