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I have a pioneer model GEX XMP3. I have removed the battery,reinstalled and all I get is "Powering Up" nothing else happens. The on/off is not locked. I have left it in the charger overnight and it still does nothing. Any suggestions?

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I had the same problem. My Xmp3 would just continue to say "powering up", but never fully booted. It did play normally in the dock however. I gambled and replaced the battery, and it seems to work fine now. FYI, take your time in shopping for a new battery. They aren't easy to find, and they vary quite a bit in price. I had to wait about a month XM Fan Store to get them in stock. But once it got here, it worked fine.

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Most probably due to overcharging and heat the firmware has becomme corrupt or any of the chip has becomme damaged. Try to re-install the firware.

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