Question about Sirius Sportster 4 SP4-TK1 Satellite Radio Receiver with Car Kit

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Radio "boots up" but just stays illuminated with the Sirius logo. No chirping tones on start-up, no going to any stations.

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  • damster1 Aug 26, 2010

    What does "rehot" mean, and what does "IC" mean? Also, you say to "Select the Factory Default menu option" - how do I do this if all I have is the Sirius logo illuminated on my screen?

  • damster1 Aug 26, 2010

    I'll ask the same question as before - How do I "Select ?Yes? to restore all factory settings or select No to cancel and return to the Menu Options screen" when all I have on screen is the illuminated Sirius logo !?!

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If under warranty get a replacement. If not, you are beat, they are dead when they stop getting signal and you have tried different antenna. It's sad but true.

The "hideaway tuner" is bad. On the antenna input board there is a cold solder joint and it looses it's ground. If it's out of warranty you can get a rebuilt tuner on Ebay for about 50.00 This has been a huge issue among sat radio users for the past three years.

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Hi

Check for the +12V wire to the radio and disconnect it from radio. Or you can disconnect the leads to the battery for 2-3 minutes. After this try and reset the Sirius radio to factory defaults---
Select the Factory Default menu option.
Select “Yes” to restore all factory settings or select No to cancel and return to the Menu Options screen.
Hope this helps... If it does please do not forget to accept the solution or post back for assistance.
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Hi,

Your Sportster is freezed,you have to reset it.else some time loose contact in the internal wiring may cause this.You just check for the soldering connection and rehot it.
Please see any of the IC gets to heated,If it is too heated that is the IC you have to replace or rehot it.

The Factory Default option will restore all original factory settings in your SIRIUS Sportster radio. Note that factory default will not reset the lock code if you have changed it from the default lock code.
To perform a factory default reset:
Select the Factory Default menu option.
Select Yes to restore all factory settings or select No to cancel and return to the Menu Options screen.
If Yes is chosen, the radio reverts to the original factory settings for the following parameters:
All presets revert to empty
Reset to Normal Tuning Mode
Reset to default screen (with 2-line PDT display)
Reset previous power state setting to: Off
FM Frequency Setting: 88.1MHz
FM Transmitter: On
Game Alert: Clear all favorite teams
Jump Settings: Clear jump setting
Display Brightness: 80%
Display Contrast: 50%
Auto Memory Search: On
Clear all S-Seek stored entries
Audio Level: -3dB
Confirmation Tone: On
Clock Format: 12 Hour
Clock Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone
Clock Daylight Savings Time: Observed
Alarm: Off
Alarm Time: Cleared (12:00pm)
Program Alert: Off
Program Alert Time: Cleared (12:00pm)
Program Alert Day: Cleared (Monday)
Program Alert Channel: Cleared (184)
Auto Shutdown: Disabled
Sleep Mode: Off


After this pulling out power adapter would reset the unit.

Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Posted on Aug 26, 2010

  • Natarajan Ramasamy
    Natarajan Ramasamy Aug 26, 2010

    Hi,

    Since you mentioned "no going to any stations".I thought it hang's up some times only.

    Please understand this could be cause due to two reasons
    1)Memory details corrupted
    2)Hardware failure

    If Memory details is corrupted,you should go for reset.Since you say it stays with logo screen.
    You should pull out power adapter would reset the unit.

    Please open the Sirus:
    IC-Integrated board.The electronic circuit board might be damaged or the wires may be loosened.You have to replace or rehot(this will make the wire contacts stronger)

    rehot means-is a process in which two or more metal items
    are joined together by melting and flowing a filler metal into the
    joint.

    If you don't have hands on in it.Please take it to the nearest service centre...

    Thank you,
    guru_fixya

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