Question about Delphi Roady XT XM Radio Receiver

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Roady gone wild

Have had the Delphi Roady XT for 14 months. Was working great at home and in the car (w/ the home adapter kit). First problem was when the remote stopped working: new batteries, cleaning, but no workee. Has continued to work well in my truck, however, a once pristine home antenna position (w/ three bars) now gets zero signal. I do live in the woods, w/ a somewhat obscured southern exposure, but the thing had been working fine. I got on the roof w/ the antenna and have tried every solution I've read about on line. Now the receiver is turning off by itself, muting itself, and occasionally runs through the channels all on it's own (I've moved it to my classroom, which has a clear southern exposure). I'm really upset w/ this thing, and I'm ready to switch to Serious. Also, not very impressed at all w/ XM's troubleshooting help, either on phone or on line. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous May 12, 2008

    Roady XT does not show display anymore

  • cpo1563593 Jul 14, 2008

    Same here. I've purchased the home kit, car kit and boom box. I also purchased my seond receiver and have the same problem. I have the signal but there is no sound. I agree, the online help is useless.

    I think there is a problem with the receiver itself. If you switch your receiver between your home and car, it will more than likely develop this problem.

  • sparrky Aug 21, 2008

    switching channel, going to mute and shutting off. some times in a hour and sometimes in 15 minutes. I have examined contacts, made sure there is power to the unit.

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Called service and they asked if I had a remote close to the unit, I did and they suggested that the battery was low on the remote possibly. I took the batt out of the remote and several hours now with no channel changes or shutting off. the second thing was to make sure that the power adapter was giving steady current.

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  • sparrky Aug 28, 2008

    Mistake in thinking that removing remote control fixed the problem. only seem to work for a few hours. checked the voltage and it was at 4.85

  • sparrky Sep 05, 2008

    After trying different situations, found in vehicle and on Motorcycle unit worked fine for extended periods of time. back in shop where I leave it on 24 7 if I don't used somewhere else. found that when it changed channels voltage was less than 5 volts. I used a power supply 110 volt to 12 volt, hooked my car adapter that goes from 12 v to 5 volts to the unit and immediatly it worked fine. volts on the supplied adapter that goes directly from 110 volts to 5 volts was putting out 4.8 volts and the car adapter would put out 5 volts. The 110 volt adapter after not being used all night would put out 4.95 volts and the unit would work all day untill the voltage dropped. So check that voltage is up

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I also have a similar problem.  So I bought a replacement and I still have the problem.  The new radio worked fine for the first 2 weeks but then started to mute itself, change channels, change menu settings and shut itself.  Very frustrating and I am about to cancel my subscription if I don't come to a solution very soon.

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From the symptoms that you've described, your RoadyXT seems to be malfunctioning. If you once had a signal, you should still have one unless major construction has hurt a signal. Your warranty has probably expired but I these units can be purchased for a very reasonable price. I would suggest buying one cheap off somewhere like Ebay.

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