Question about Memorex iListen Mi1006 (Silver) Remote Control for Apple iPod
My Memorex iListen worked perfectly fine before the power went out in my house for a couple of hours. I tried turning it on when I got the power back and it simply won't turn on. I have tried resetting the power strip it was plugged into but nothing works. What is strange though is the green light on the power adaptor works, it's just the main system that won't turn on. Please help! thanks.
SOLUTION: After a year and half of keeping this broken dock around and researching online to no avail, I have finally "fixed" my Memorex iListen iPod dock.
*Quick answer is that I used an old ac adaptor from a modem I no longer used but for more details, read below.
The first issue was figuring out what to search for. My iListen doesn't clearly note it's name on the unit. All I could find on it was "Memorex" so for the purpose of those Googling for a solution, I used generic search terms like "Memorex white ipod dock" plus "won't power on," "fix," "repair," and "broken." I hope including those keywords in this solution's text helps people arrive at this page as a result.
To clarify the symptoms my unit presented: 1) The power supply's green light was lit but did appear to blink, or rather it was constantly lit but would fade slightly from bright to medium before repeating in approximately two second intervals. 2) The unit would not seem to turn on; however, pressing the power button with an ipod plugged in would result in the unit momentarily turning on. It varied in length but usually only "flashed" on.
Given these circumstances, my guess was that a "blown fuse" was the cause. Since I saw no way to open up the power block or the main dock unit (not quite sure what I was gonna do once in there except look for a fuse), I decided to rummage thru some old power adapters I had lying around in an old shoe box. I found one from an old modem that matched the symbols on the original "broken" adapter. (as i found later, the symbol represents a positive polarity, more info here:http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AC_adaptor_polarity.png)
Once I plugged in the modem adaptor to the dock, it powered right up.
I know this was a long, LONG way around sharing a singular solution, but seeing how long it took to finally discover it (albeit an incredibly simple one), I wanted to make sure others found it and knew what circumstances specifically applied to my case.
Posted on Feb 09, 2010
I had the same problem with mine. For no apparent reason 4 months after we purchased it, it would not turn on. I called memorex, and get this.....THEY HELPED ME!!
I cannot begin to tell you how blown away I am. I do have a possible solution, but I can not confirm it, and shortly you will understand.
I actually talked to someone. I still can't believe it. This is what he told me to do;
Push down and hold the power button for 2 minutes. Nothing will happen, and that is normal. While you are continuing to hold down the power button unplug the power cord from the wall. Keep holding the power button for 2 more minutes. Now, let go of the power button and wait 1 1/2 hours. Then plug it back in and see if it works. I still have an hour left, and that is why I do not know if it will work.
Now get this, he told me to call him back if it didn't help. Did you read that?? He said call me back and we will keep trying!! I still can't believe that I actually talked to someone, and he actually is HELPING me!!!
If this fix does not work for you call 877-363-6673 and see what the next step is.
I hope this works for all of us. Memorex has now been lifted to the highest makrs in my book. I have NEVER called another company and recieved help without a hassle or paying for the help.
Have a great day!!!!
Posted on May 19, 2009
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