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ST2 12V power input problems

I've had my ST2 for two years now and have had no problems until very recently. I got the unit due to its portability, but now I've found that when I try to plug it in, there is no power going to the receiver. It's not the fault of the power cord itself, as I've tried it with both my home and car kits. At times, I can get the power to flicker on, but usually there is no juice at all. Any idea how I can fix this, or does it sound like I need a new receiver?

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  • lenfontes Nov 18, 2007

    I've got the same problem , apparently the power port on the ciruit board is a bit sensitive, and after several dozen pulls, tugs, and/or drops.. the power flow is broken and the unit only powers if the unit, ac adapter and the moon are aligned. (JK)

    I've researched replacement units. This model is no longer manufactured. (probably due to this problem) You'll notice that the new model has an in-car dock that supports a more stable and rugged interchange without having to unplug the power and antenna each time.

  • Dead Dog Dec 13, 2007

    I accidently pressed the MEM button (I never use this function) and couldn't get out of the "Store" mode, so I shut the unit off. Now I have a permanent "Sirius Dog" screen. I've pushed and held every button, pulled power cable, etc.

  • kkoepfli Jan 30, 2008

    Have the same problem. Tried to open it but with all the screws out it won't open

  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    power input problem



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I have the same problem.  Can anyone tell me how to open up the Starmate without destroying the casing?

Posted on Feb 15, 2008


Same too

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I actually just bought a reconditioned unit of the same model from Sirius for under $30. That solved my problem, so hopefully I can get a good couple of years out of this unit too. Maybe I will keep a soldering iron handy, though. Thanks for the input.

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I have had the same problem, the actual power jack has come unsoldered from the board this has happened to me 3 times all I did was buy a cheap soldering iron and opened up unit and resoldered this should fix the problem

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