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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Blaupunkt flattening battery
I would be concerned about the amount of current required to kill a car battery in a week:
Let's assume that 1 week = 24 * 7 = 168 Hrs
A typical, healthy car battery will deliver anywhere between,
45 to 70 Ampere-hours at small currents, depending on the
size of the car (check your car owners manual)
Assuming a weak battery has a 40 Ampere-hour reserve, it would require an average current of 250 milliamperes to drain
in a week, or about 3 watts of power.
While this does not seem like a lot, it certainly indicates
something is wrong, because the clock and station memory
in a radio should take a lot less than that.
The first step is to make sure that the radio is actually at fault,
not damaged wiring or another one of the dozens of electronic
systems in a modern automobile.
Don't trust your mechanic on this, I have never met a gear-head
that was any good in electronics, but they do come up with
some fairly captivating fish-stories when they do not
understand something. :)
1) The first step is to disconnect the radio and isolate the
2) Remove the radio and hook it up to a 12V DC supply,
or battery through a digital milliamp-meter. Check the
current with the radio shut off.
3) Anything over about 10 mA or so is BAD.
4) If the radio draws any significant current with the switch
shut off, look for a bad switch or a leaky capacitor on the
B+ wire (before the switch, so it should not be hard to find)
Another possibility is the clock/keep alive controller chip,
but this is less likely. The most likely culprit is probably
an old leaky capacitor (electrolytic or solid tantalum),
since these do tend to fail with age, vibration and extreme
temperatures in a car environment.
5) If the radio is at fault, you will need some knowledge and
electronic instruments to find the problem yourself.
A quick way to check an electrolytic or tantalum capacitor
is with an ohm-meter. Connect ohm-meter to the capacitor,
and watch the reading race to infinity as the capacitor charges
up. Then reverse the leads and watch it again. Once charged,
the capacitor should have infinite impedance.
6) If the radio is not at fault, it could be dozens of other
problems, ranging from the body control computer,
immobilizer, remote starter, parking lights, door-locks,
alarm system, bad wiring ... you name it.
7) You should be able to isolate it by measuring the battery
current, while pulling fuses one at a time.
8) Another possible cause is the battery itself, or a bad
(shorted) diode in the alternator. The best way to check
the alternator is with an oscilloscope, while the car is
A bad diode will show up as a missing peak in the otherwise
regular pulse train.
9) Finally, don't over look the relays in the power distribution box.
These can over heat and stick in the ON position with the
ignition turned off.
Good luck, Martin
Posted on Jun 13, 2008
SOURCE: HP Digital Media Archive Pop UP
Sounds like you have may have it run on startup. Just to see you can use msconfig to temporarily disable it by following these steps:
That usually means that a program that starts when Windows starts isnt functioning correctly, You can test it by clixking Start > Run > type Msconfig and press enter. After that click the startup tab. Here you will see programs that load when Windows starts.
If you recognize the program thats causing the issue, simply click the box to the left of the item to uncheck it and click OK. You will then be prompted to restart.
As the machine restarts, check to see if the issue has disappeared.
If so, great. Be aware that you that you will be prompted with a "System Configuration Utility" dialog that lets you know you are using Msconfig. If you don't want to be warned of this, click the box that says "Dont show this message..." and click OK.
If not, run Msconfig again, and uncheck the next suspicious program and repeat the process until the problem disappears.
Below is a link with information on using Msconfig. It also has other links that include information of some of the programs that you might see in the startup window of Msconfig.
There's is a "Disable all" button under the startup tab. But I wouldn't suggest using that initially. It is better to uncheck them one at a time so you can see what is causing the issue.
Hope this helps. Please remember to rate this information.
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
During the Windows XP setup you will need to provide the RAID driver using a pre-formated floppy disk.
Windows will ask you if you want to provide additional drivers and give you the key combination to use to do that.
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
Download your drivers from here
Download the rar file for 1537 for your xp OS, read the pdf file which shows you the instruction on how to install drivers step by step.
Posted on Nov 04, 2009
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