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AC adapter cut out ? Home docking station

AC adapter charges battery. After turning on the Air Wave for a minute a Static sound starts. Tried unplugging adapter. no static but volume goes down and tone is poor. Tried new battery worked for five minutes. If I plug back the ac adapter it will work for a minute normally. I spliced in another adapter with the same volt and amps. It did not even charge. I tested the adapter and it was putting out 5 dc volts without a load.

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Re: AC adapter cut out ? Home docking station

I have this problem too with my TAO xm2go, and that company is no longer around. But, after searching, I found there is no solution for this problem. Sorry!

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

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