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Sportster 4 not working...

ID number not being displayed after a week of use without problems...Called Sirius and they said it was a defective unit and to return it...Is there anyway to bypass the hassle??...It is one week old today.

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  • spbplb Nov 01, 2007

    This has happened to me twice. I have to return it to the retailer. I have only gotten two weeks of use out of each receiver. Is this a power issue?

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2007

    Same problem here, unit wouldn't boot past the splash screen. Called Sirius and nothing they could do and they are sending me a replacement. I've only had the receiver for a month. Sirius said they have seen this happen before.

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008

    Can'y get past the first screen, the radio ID is gone.

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008

    Samne problem, can't get passed the first screen with dog on it.

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Well ain't that a whoot. I bought mine from radio shack a month ago and threw away the recipt and the packaging. I guess I'll just buy another unit (but not the sportster.)

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

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My sportster 4 won't boot up past the splash screen either. Sirius said it's a memory problem and i need a new one. Of course, my warranty just ended 2 months ago. That's frustrating.

Posted on Dec 16, 2007

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This sounds like a power problem with way the vehicle's lighter power works... If I have my car running and I turn the ignition off but just to acc (not ignition off to pull the key out), my sirius stays on but as soon as start my car again from the acc ignition position the sirius turn's off then reboots and crashs in the startup. Clearly my car cuts the power to the lighter while using the starter... and this sequence causes my sirius to crash. All i have to do is turn my car off to the point where i can pull out the key and start it from there... then my sirius boots up fine.

maybe there is a voltage problem with how the sirius auto starts when power is connected??

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

I had the same issue. This is what Sirius calls a "Frozen Unit". There is no bypass, unfortunately, and it must be returned.

 

I had mine for 3 days and it froze on the Sirius Logo screen when booting up. If you bought the unit from Sirius, you must contact their E-Commerce department. If bought from a retailer, take it back to the store.

 

Sorry, mate.

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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