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Frozen delphi skyfi3

It's frozen on the "searching for media" display.  I've done the "reset" button pushing many, many times.   I've plugged it in to power and driven around for an hour...still "searching for media"      What do I need to do.   It was working than when I plugged the unit in, in the afternoon....dud!   "searching for media."   Thanks for the help.

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SOURCE: trying to update firmward on Delphi SKYFi3.

I have the same problem and the person I just spoke to said there is definitely a problem with the radio itself and told me to return it to the store! I told her I bought it five months ago and asked if that would be a problem and she said it would not. This should be interesting...

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

SOURCE: my delphi xm is frozen

I pressed the volume + and mode/power button simutaneously and this seemed to reset the unit and allowed the download to progress and allow the unit to power off

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

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Hold the volume button down and press the mode button at the same time.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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SOURCE: delphi skyfi 3 freezes up.

What you need to do is simultaneously hold the VOLUME UP button as well as the MODE button. This will reset the unit. From what I read of your problem, you were simply holding the VOLUME plus MODE buttons.

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Delphi SkyFi3 will not play through the FM radio into the speaker

i tried all the freq

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Delphi SKYFi3 Problem

just hold down on all buttons.

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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I have repeatedly used the standard reboot for Skyfi3 and it will not work. There is supposed to be another high reboot that can be done.. Does anyone know it? Tyhe unit will not get out of scanning media...


I downloaded the updated firmware, saved it to my computer. Hooked up the skyfi3 to the usb port and took the power cord from the home dock and plugged it directly in to the unit. Held down the volume up and mode button, then as soon as it got to the "scanning media" screen I hit the up arrow, then the down arrow, then the up arrow again. This got the unit running and I was able to upgrade the firmware. It took two or three times to work, but eventually worked like a charm.

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Problem with the Delphi SKYFi3 XM Radio Receiver UNIT LOCKED UP WILL NOT COME ON OR GO OFF


Common problem with SkyFi3 units. You have to press the Volume UP button and hold it while you press the POWER button; this will 'reboot' your radio, then you can try it again to get it to go off.
You will need to update your firmware on the radio using the baby USB cable and the unit plugged into your computer WITH the battery recharged FIRST. Also, go to the www. xmradio dot com website and download the SkyFi3 FIRMWARE update. Then you need to download the "firmware update" into your SkyFi3. If this doesn't fix your lockup problem, you need to call DELPHI customer support, and they can tell you one more 'master reset' method. After the firmware update, it might take 2 or 3 'restarts'. Again, press and hold the Volume UP and PWR at the same time to reset a 'locked-up' SkyFi3. Regards, John

Oct 01, 2010 | Delphi SKYFi3 XM Radio Receiver

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How do I use a new MicroSD? Unit locks up when Checking Media


First of all, suggest using an SD card of 2GB or under. Second, firmware update. Here's the details: This is a common problem with SkyFi3 units. You have to press the Volume UP button and hold it while you press the POWER button; this will 'reboot' your radio, then you can try it again to get it to go off.
You will need to update your firmware on the radio using the baby USB cable and the unit plugged into your computer WITH the battery recharged FIRST. Also, go to the www. xmradio dot com website and download the SkyFi3 FIRMWARE update. Then you need to download the "firmware update" into your SkyFi3.
If this doesn't fix your lockup problem, you need to call DELPHI customer support, and they can tell you one more 'master reset' method. After the firmware update, it might take 2 or 3 'restarts'.

Again, press and hold the Volume UP and PWR at the same time to reset a 'locked-up' SkyFi3. Regards, John

Oct 01, 2010 | Delphi SKYFi3 XM Radio Receiver

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My skyfi3 is frozen on detecting sd card


Push VOL UP and PWR at the same time to RESET the radio.
Upload the latest firmware from ONLINE spot via Mini USB cable. Call Delphi on the phone for more info and details on how to get thiis unit to work better without locking-up as much..

Sep 06, 2010 | Delphi SKYFi3 XM Radio Receiver

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Skyfi3 freezes up on checking media


common problem! Press the volume UP and the Power button at the same time and it will go off. Go to the Delphi/XM website and upload/download the latest FIRMWARE and upgrade it. Then, call the 800 phone number for Delphi and they will tell you a secret master reset you have to do once or twice, and it will cut down the number of lockups during checking media by quite a bit. Also, do not use a Micro SD card larger than 2MB as well. Good luck, and let me know how it goes for you.

Aug 06, 2010 | Delphi SKYFi3 XM Radio Receiver

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Delphi skyfi3 display blank. manual power only briefly...


try plugging the DC adapter directly into the buttom of the SKYFI3 - do you still get some sort of a power warning?

Jan 20, 2010 | Delphi SKYFi3 XM Radio Receiver with Car...

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My unit starts up and just says at top "Checking Media" can not use any buttons, just frozen!


Take the sd card out, reboot by holding volume up and menu at the same time for 5 secs, wait for it to fully boot into the music, then put the sd card back in.

Oct 26, 2009 | Delphi SKYFi3 XM Radio Receiver

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My delphi xm is frozen


Hold the up volume button and the mode button at the same time. I have to do it almost every day. This is only a problem when using the car kit. No problem at all when using with portable kit or home kit.

Dec 18, 2008 | Delphi SKYFi3 XM Radio Receiver

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My xm skyfi3 is on and the buttons will not work It is frozen up and I cannot get it to turn off or do anything. I have checked the button lock switch and it is off


Try this: "Reset your SKYFi3 by pressing and holding the volume button and pressing the mode button" (from user guide page 62)

Dec 13, 2008 | Delphi SKYFi3 XM Radio Receiver

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My delphi xm is frozen


My radio was stuck on "scanning media" and the regular reset (volume up and Mode) did not work.
Nothing that I did, fixed it...
I called Delphi and they said...
(1) Put radio in it's cradle, press Volume UP/Mode buttons for 3 seconds until it resets.
(2)Then when the "scanning media" message appears press up arrow, down arrow, up arrow.

My delphi screen unlocked. I LOST everything that I had recorded, but that was fine with me.

I had to update the firmware and everything is working fine.

Losing all my recorded songs was much better than having to send in my radio!

Hopefully this will work for you!
Delphi was extremely helpful and very nice so don't be afraid to call them if this doesn't work!

Jul 10, 2008 | Delphi SKYFi3 XM Radio Receiver

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