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Sirius S50 buttons

I have a Sirius S50 and the play button on the unit itself does not activate, so it can't be used as a portable. The unit is practically new but out of warrenty and Sirius wont help. I think the unit needs to be open and I dont know where to start. Any help out there

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Re: Sirius S50 buttons - Sirius Satellite Radio S50-TK1 Satellite Radio Receiver with Car Kit Home Satellite Radios

Bring back to the store broken product

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Sirius S50 "No channels available"

I had the exact same problem happen to me yesterday with my S50. My guess is that the software got corrupted somehow. I fixed mine last night be reinstalling S50 software via USB cable to my PC. Note: You need My Sirius Studio application loaded on your PC. Be sure to press Exit button on My Sirius Software Ap after you reinstall S/W. Patiently wait for S50 to 100% complete before disconnecting. Then, manually turn on S50 (while holding in your hand); do NOT put in car/home dock yet. S50 will then update S/W. When this completes, now you can put in dock. I don't exactly recall, but I think the S50 indicated the dock was being updated, then it defaulted to channel 184 indicating to call Sirius to subscribe. Since I already have a subscription in place on my S50, I just pressed channel 2 (The Blend) from my remote, and then my S50 began updating all channels. Success! I'm so happy my S50 is now working again! Good luck to others experiencing same problem; hope this helps! I can only imagine the frustration trying to get help from Sirius folks for this type of problem...

Jun 24, 2010 | Sirius Satellite Radio S50-TK1 Satellite...

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Unit keeps beeping and turning itself on and off. Have had this radio for 5 years and never a problem until now.

Hi sasutton,

SIRIUS-Ready radios are usually identified by the SIRIUS dog symbol appearing somewhere on the radio itself. A SIRIUS-Ready radio is a radio that may require the purchase of a SIRIUS tuner in order to be activated.

Every 90 minutes if you do not interact with the player, player display a notice and play a small audible alert to ask if you're still listening to the player. If you're not, the player will shut down after five minutes of the message being up there. If you are there, all you have to do is click the button and you can continue listening. Sirius player do this so that we're not streaming to computers that have no listeners, to maintain optimum performance for active listeners. You are probably not sitting at your computer when this message pops open which is why you get interrupted.

Good luck!
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Mar 19, 2010 | Kenwood Here2Everywhere SIRIUS Radio...

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S50 does not bootup. stuck on Sirius Satilite Radio logo

Look for a reset button. I had a problem with my MP3 player, where it wouldn't start at all. Pressed the reset button and off it went.

Jan 13, 2010 | Sirius Satellite Radio S50-TK1 Satellite...

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Sirius S-50 Portable

Go to device settings - FM Frequencies - select the FM 1 or FM 2 or FM 3, turn the dial to move the FM frequency to that which you want. Press the Sirius Dog to enter this frequency. That's it.

Oct 20, 2008 | Sirius Satellite Radio S50-TK1 Satellite...

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S50 will not play audio for MP3, or stored songs

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It sounds like you are having a software programming problem and may need to return it wma capble features may be corrupt.

May 01, 2008 | Sirius Satellite Radio S50-TK1 Satellite...

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Sirus S50 stuck on dog logo, no other response to on button

I am most certain that you have to return the radio most likely you do have a faulty radio and you have only one or two choices here. Return or take it to a tech...I would use the warrenty and send it back...sounds very faulty...this is common with these radios.

Apr 27, 2008 | Sirius Satellite Radio S50-TK1 Satellite...

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Sirius s50....

u have to use the sirius studio software to do that

Mar 24, 2008 | Sirius Satellite Radio S50-TK1 Satellite...

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Sportster 4

Did u go to the menu to get the Sirius ID# or ESN# or did u get it from the box or back of the unit itself?? I used to work in activations department for sirius and the most common reason that a plug and play unit would not activate is a mismatch in ID #'s. I have seen units with one ID number, but the box or the back of the radio actually being labeled with a different number. By the way,only one signal can be sent to the radio every 20 minutes or so and most reps you talk to don't even know this. So after sending the first signal, all they are doing is clicking a button on the screen and getting a message back that says "Duplicate Provision" meaning that the signal cannot be sent because it is already sent. If you were hearing audio on channel 184 when the signal was sent and you made no adjustments during this time, and the SID or ESN number is the correct one for your unit, and the radio doesn't activate, I would get a replacement. But this never happens in my experience unless there are other signs of defect.

Hope this helps!!

Feb 29, 2008 | Sirius Sportster 4 SP4-TK1 Satellite Radio...

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When the S50 is place overnight in the Home Base Unit or connected to the AC Adapter it will not charge battery completely.
The I have purchased two new batteries and both have not been properly charge by the units mentioned.
The charge provided to the Battery is of short duration 10 or 15 minutes maximum.
I have telephoned Sirius Company and their response was that they don’t have repair service for this unit any longer.

Nov 03, 2007 | Sirius Satellite Radio S50-TK1 Satellite...

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Probleme s50 usb conect pc

You have to use My Sirius Studio as the interface to your S50 to add/remove MP3 songs. Depending on your Windows version (hopefully 2000 or later) you should be able to connect via USB and Windows will autodetect the device. My Sirius Studio is a poor man's iTunes where you have to add music files before you can drag them to the playlists you created on your S50. You can download the software from the Sirius web site, including the latest update. Keep in mind you have to disconnect the S50 from My Sirius Studio. You can't copy files to it and then unplug the USB cable.

Dec 02, 2006 | Sirius Satellite Radio S50-TK1 Satellite...

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