Question about Sirius Starmate ST2 Satellite Radio Receiver
Three months ago I had the same problem. My wife paid over $300 for the
radio, the portable boom-box and subscription less than 2 years ago.
Sirius offered no help or discount on a new radio. Guess they follow the Microsoft doctrine because they suggested I upgrade to a new radio.
Anyhow, feeling frustrated, I took the receiver apart, thinking that a stray voltage on an IC ping maybe causing the problem. It was only a guess. I don't even have a wiring diagram At any rate, once I had it apart, I used a small flathead screw driver and drug it (lightly) across all IC pins, possibly in an effort to drain the voltage. Please do this in a low static area.
When I put everything back together, the receiver worked. It's been working good the up until about 2 weeks ago, when the same problem began again. I just finished the same process and the receiver is working again.
I don't advocate this for anyone who doesn't know how to handle electronics.
I'm just very disappointed in Sirius for not admitting the problem and providing no discount for a newer model. I have a $10 clock radio that's 9 years old. Guess what, I don't have to take it apart every three months to keep it working.
Ken in PA
Posted on Aug 03, 2008
I had the same problem. Mine started with the typical power issues. I took the receiver apart and re-soldered the power input jack. It powered up fine but stayed on the title screen. Just got off the phone with Sirius. I was on hold maybe 2 minutes and was offered a new radio for free with no questions asked.
May not have the features but sure beats something that doesn't work....
Posted on Aug 09, 2008
I am having the same problem!
Posted on Jul 28, 2008
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